Purchased in Amsterdam last summer, or perhaps the summer before. I can’t quite remember. It’s a unique hardcover book about the workspaces creative people like to work in. Their place, their touch, the colours, the textures, the forms that surround them … and of course, the paraphernalia that caters to us humans and our innate nesting instincts.
Reading a book like this drives me to fantasise about my own ideal space; a place unique with its own story to tell and flavour to impart, a place that inspires thoughts and explodes energy. I think of natural light flooding through huge French windows that fold open to let fresh air flow all day. Definitely not a new build … I turned my back on the mayhem of office cubicles years ago. An old milk factory would be awesome or perhaps an old church but where to find this in Dubai? I would love something industrial … I don’t mind broken tiles, worn concrete or exposed bricks, as these are exactly what give a place character. Ideally the place won’t cost me six months to shooting fees either!
As I type, these words have turned into a wild shout out for office lodging so let’s spread the word and plant some seeds. I would love to share a space with some likeminded creatives. Anyway, these thoughts are the result of my flicking through ‘Where they create’ with my morning coffee. What a great way to start the day.
Available on Amazon.