March 22, 2014
This is my current working space in my parents’ flat in Brussels. I came to live here in September 2013, just before my parents retired and moved back to Spain. So at the moment I am working on music at this desk in the living room.
It’s full of my things, comics I have brought from London, my soundcard and microphones, a tuner and a capo. Behind you can see my parents’ shelf full of Borges books and china from flea markets. It’s not a bad place to work, but it looks fairly cramped when I look at the picture. This is partly because it’s still full of the family’s furniture and items, but also because I have always worked in tiny spaces, bedrooms, etc, whatever space was left and this feels normal.
I am not particularly fussed about where to work and can usually manage to concentrate on what I’m doing wherever I am, but, eventually I will have to think a bit more about how and where I would like to work rather than just reproducing these really small spaces I have always worked in. There are more options in Brussels than in London, though, so I think I’ll have to get used to nicer spaces.
March 10, 2014
Here’s a shot of my ‘work’ space with a little visitor.
March 7, 2014
This is my workspace at home/
I’m workin on music at the moment/based in Berlin/
Although doin animations and experimental film/writing lyrics/djing.
March 6, 2014
I’m very proud of this newish work space of mine. Set it up last year. Went up for clever use of space. My printer is big and bulky but works perfectly well (so I didn’t want to replace it) and I don’t use it much so putting it up here works for me. I only had about 1.4m width to use in my bedroom so this corner desk with height extension suited my needs well. Felt ambivalent about the fake daisies, but they give me so much joy and bring a sense of calm to an otherwise busy place so I’m glad I got them. I like that I have plenty of room to write (with a book and pen) and read as well as good computer access. And computer doesn’t dominate. It is a good mixed-use zone. Spent many hours here planning our recent big adventure in China, Russia and Finland so it feels ‘broken in’ now and works well for me. Sleeping dog at feet is optional extra but this is where he usually is if I am at my desk. Adds to my enjoyment of this important and treasured little corner of my house. Just for me. Designed by me and constructed and maintained by me. Happy.
March 5, 2014
My actual bench workspace has been reduced from 240cm length x 57cm width to a tiny 45 cm length x 30 cm width! This is due to acquiring a puppy and all his paraphernalia, Gail’s bits, grandchildren’s outdoor toys, gardening stuff, my tools and assorted items. On top of all this I’m trying to find spaces to store things belonging to my mother in law after moving her from her home!
This photo opportunity has actually inspired me to begin a big clean out, a load to the tip and reorganising my garage… The only problem is.. Murphy’s Law says what you throw out today, you will need tomorrow!
March 4, 2014
Home work space, north facing, fantastic light, great for drawing, always a breeze off the water, sometimes you can hear the waves at low tide, very calm and inspiring!
Work layout space, not long enough, note round table for additional overspill. Good light even though it’s south facing, complexity of the view sometimes has a mediative quality. I like the birds eye view of the surrounding city, bay on horizon.
March 3, 2014
I live in Berlin and work as a projectionist in a cinema.
This is my workspace: at home – and in the cinema.