- Tory Wright
My bathing suit is still damp from this morning’s swim in the lake, but the angle of the sun tells me that summer is on its last legs. How do we resolve ourselves to getting back to the desk?
A working space, whatever it may be is a very personal space. It's often the place (other than bed) that you spend most of your life. It should be treated as the main event, why should the television have a nicer room than you do? Give yourself a window, adequate lighting and maybe this fall set the stage for some delight while you toil. I am obsessed with desks.
Virginia Wolf spoke to us all when she said a “a room of one’s own”. I thought...”well at least maybe a desk”. In looking at the working spaces of my heroes and heroines, I could admire the elegant frugality of Jane Austen’s desk but felt I needed to take up a bit more room. I've based my office on the office of Sir Terence Conran. To me it's perfect, a large clean space filled with inspiration, be that books, paintings or even toys’ pic.
For apartment life I like how this desk sits in the room and faces out towards the view, and not the wall. I've found two desks by EQ3 (pictured below) that are beautifully neat and could fit nicely behind a couch.
Left; Sir Terence Conran's apartment (desk facing window)
Right; EQ3 Desks
Perhaps my most favourite desk is our Halfpenny Postage office desk which was created from an antique kitchen table I found 30 years ago.
Clean out the rubble, get a comfortable chair and relax into your working space as once the weather cools down it will be your universe...Etc...Etc…
Above; Halfpenny Postage Desk
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