Workspaces

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Yesterday Mandy posted those photos of people in their workspaces. I kept going back and I realized that no matter who we are as individuals or what kind of working environment we have, we all aim for one thing: creative fulfilment - whatever that might mean for each of us. It's interesting to see that all these people are almost in a meditative state while working. I never believe when Balazs tells me that as soon as I sit down in my little corner, I'm gone. I don't hear a thing, no the phone nor the door bell...wierd isn't it?

Darlings, do you work in an office, a studio, your home or maybe you are always on the go? What do you surround yourself with while working? Candles, flowers, photos, inspiration boards, notes or maybe you like your space to be empty? Do you switch off from the world as soon as you're at your workspace? xo

P.S: I spend my morning getting lost in this workspaces tumblr!

(photos via workspaces tumblr)

45 comments:

Heba said...

I usually work from my living room
with the tv and everything is on

http://girlynote.blogspot.com/

Diana Mieczan said...

That is so like my Balazs, Heba. He loves having telly on in the background while working.

Elizabeth @rosalilium said...

Lovely photographs.

I like to have at least one plant nearby, at the moment it is an aloe vera and an orchid. I prefer a view so I have my desk facing a window so I can daydream. And I like lots of post-it notes around me.

little t said...

I love this post- and its so true, I am exactly the same when I'm working away on something I love- usually tucked up in bed, with candles lighting and my notebook to jot things down on (I still like to write on paper)!

Sara said...

Nice post and pictures. I relate to the 4th picture the most although I wish I was more like #3. Some natural light and a clear-ish table. I usually have a small pile of sticky notes or index cards near by, with phone numbers scribbled on them.

The Blonde Duck said...

I work in pink and chaos!

*Allie* said...

Love the photo of the woman working on her patio. I work from home and I love my home office :-)

Kristin H said...

What wonderful work places!!
I work in our loft, slash guest room. It has gorgeous light and ceiling windows so I can look up at the clouds.

Diana said...

I have lots of photos and little nick nacks covering my walls on shelves and such. I love my scrapbooking room/ home office and should really use it more often! :) Hope you have a lovely day!

oh,henry! said...

oh, that tumblr is awesome! amazing variety of workspaces! i am okay with working in the middle of the mess, but i couldn't work without my computer near me. it's like my personal (parallel) world, which contains all the things i need.

Ana Degenaar said...

Now I don't feel so bad about my work space. If I had to show it to you, you wouldn't believe it.

Diana Mieczan said...

Kristin, loft and ceiling windows sound fantastic!

marissa said...

as long as i am near a window, the space is perfect. i don't like to have too much clutter around or i get distracted. but definitely some books for inspiration. :)

Diana Mieczan said...

Allie, I love that patio photo too and how fun that the girl has a pumpkin on the chair next to her...hahah

Diana Mieczan said...

Totally agree! Natural light is a must for me too:)

LCR said...

I just LOVE this idea!! I'm not sure why, but you're right-- this view into a creative place with all the different characters shining out from the spaces... It's so intriguing. I'm going to see more workspaces on tumblr.
One day, I might have to include some of these photos on a post on my blog... just cuz they're so cool! Would you mind?
xo
L

Oh, My Darling said...

Honestly, most of the time, I work in the left-hand nook of my living room couch. My desk is practically untouched!

style'n said...

I work from home so I love this! But that second to last photo is a bit stressful. I have to have a clean desk and organized work space.

Lisa Griffin said...

i've been working in my bosses dining room. we turn on lights, open the doors, and set to work on computers while simultaneously shouting back and forth hahah hey it works!
www.indramaticfashion.com

Stephanie said...

Mon. - Fri. I'm in my office at the county courthouse. I work anywhere from 4- 12 hours a week at my local library. When I'm working on my jewelry, I'm usually in the living room watching TV. Both my work and my workspaces are quite varied. :-)

Diana Mieczan said...

I don't mind at all, LCR. Go ahead:)

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

Love these images and love how they're all hunched over deep in the process! I usually take the laptop onto the couch or bed and tune out as well.

XO
Lenore

roel said...

I'm going to school and "work" in the living room but the pics are great

Courtney Erin said...

I really just need the right lighting in a workspace - I can be totally flexible about everything else but the lighting is key!

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

every single one of these photos are so inspiring! love 'em!

Alexa said...

These are so fun! I work remotely, in coffee shops. Try to change it up, but I have my favorites! :)

Ola said...

My favourite is no. 2:)

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

oh yes, they really look like they are in the zone!

Amy said...

I do have a studio and I just wrote down how I felt sitting there the other day.
I feel I am in a land of make believe and fairy tales when I am in there creating away.
I will be posting soon the whole story I wrote while in my studio...
Amy

Diana Mieczan said...

I can't wait to read that story, Amy:)

Annie said...

I'm in an office now,but CANNOT wait to have a workspace at home.. I'll definitely have an inspiration board, fresh flowers and candles around :)

Marjorie Rose said...

Image #3 and #5 are just too cool..

b. said...

i work in an open plan office which has its perks as it allows for conferring and is quite social, which always perks up a dull day! i don't have a lot on my desk, but i do have my own pretty little desk calendar and a brightly colored mug, other than that it is all work files! it is perfect for the work that i do, which isn't very creative, but requires a lot of careful thought!

x.

Kelly said...

If you count my couch, then yes, I have a home office.

Amber Blue Bird said...

I do have a home office/guest room and am in the process of redecorating it. I want it to be more calming...someday it will evoke that feeling

Melisande said...

i'm always fascinated by where people work, especially where bloggers write from! i work nights in a restaurant, but i do my best writing in public places, like my laundromat or local coffee shop.

abby | ybba said...

I like the second photo and sometimes, I had a workspace like it, but really I work like the third picture. I honestly have issues with my posture because of it.

-Abby

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Fiji said...

I find workspaces so interesting. Thanks for sharing Diana, I'm off to look at more photos at the link you provided :)

Polly said...

The third one looks ridiculously like the way I work! I study art at university and when I work in the evenings, I just spread everything out on the floor and sit working in my pjs! x

Diana Mieczan said...

Polly, that is exactly like one of my friends. Her whole living room floor is full of art pieces in making. So great!

Krystal said...

these are very cool...mine do not look as fun as these, it's just my desk, pencils, random notes and some pics :)

Melanie's Randomness said...

One day I wish to have my very own studio. One day....

Melanie's Randomness

Kimia Kline said...

beautiful! i love these spaces!

spoonful said...

I love seeing other peoples workspaces.

{whenpenmeetspaper} said...

I work in an office. I love the #2 picture! It's so awesome!

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