“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?”
That Einstein quote amuses me. My kitchen work space might be tidy by necessity. I don’t want to mix up salt with the sugar.
My home office? A fire hazard.
Where that puts me in Einstein’s world is anyone’s guess. Creative work spaces shouldn’t follow strict guidelines. Or should they?
This home office is my creative hub. Infrequently, it serves also as a guest bedroom, thanks to a magic wall that opens to this:
The bed was added in when we bought the house, thinking this room could do double duty… friends who need to stay the night, or rehab for idiots who hurt their ankle and can’t climb the stairs to the bedroom loft.
Years later, it is a work horse of a room…and it shows. Wrapping, writing, scrapping, movie edit, photo edit, book edit…I ignore the mess. It will be clean someday, when I finish my current manuscript, or Martha Stewart comes to visit. Then maybe it will look like it’s supposed to: a brain spurt.
As we are talking royalty, perhaps you will be as curious as I was to check out the work space of wedding diva Vera Wang. I could hardly call her a kindred spirit as the woman is a genius. When I heard she calls her private office a haven-disco-mental hospital, I felt better.
Then I watched this. More here on Vera’s zen space.
Or how about the fantastic space where Canadian illustrator John Martz works, and no, that would not be the library. He only got married there. Like Wang, this clever dude likes to surround himself with his favourite things for inspiration.
Clean or messy, orchids or rotting apple cores (found one today-oops!) work gets done here. There’s only me, myself and the bitch in my head who tells me I can’t have another cup of coffee. It could be worse.
I could have co-workers.
I’m in a Friday mood, can you tell?
Quitting work in 5-4-3–2-1…
IT’S THE WEEKEND!!!
What are your plans? I’m going to brainstorm on hipster business names. If time, I will unload my Christmas boxes as I need to get seriously elfed up when the calendar page turns to December.
Elf ears were on hand in this next video. You can’t see them but be certain: these folks are up to nothing but good.