Thursday, November 1, 2012

Creativity at Work, Habitually Chic

As many of you know, blogger Heather Clawson has released a book entitled Habitually Chic, Creativity at Work.  The book chronicles the work spaces of many creative designers and is thoroughly inspiring.
I've been planning my own blogging work space in my new apartment and the book has provided me with a lot of ideas. I took it to bed one night and stayed up way too late reading all of the interviews and exploring the detail shots. Most amazing is that Heather took all of the photos herself!
Heather is a dear friend of mine but despite that I am truly so in love with this book, relationships aside (and I'm honored to even be included in the acknowledgements)!
After reading the book and my trip to Market I wondered just how one could create their own Habitually Chic workspace?  The Highpoint showrooms provide a lot of inspiration on their own. The Alice Desk by Alexa Hampton for Hickory Chair is great for a small space so you can hide the mess away!
Also at Hickory Chair was a workspace set up utilizing a dining table and chairs.  I may be using my dining room as an office in my own apartment so this was great to see in place.
The Jasper Writing Desk by Mariette Himes Gomez for Hickory Chair is a beautiful piece of furniture and I especially appreciate the drawer locks and metal feet!
Jeffrey Alan Marks designed this stunning Middlefork center table for his new collection for Palecek which I think would make a great workspace.
The most beautiful collection I've seen in years and everyone was talking about at Market was by Thomas Pheasant for Baker.
I snapped these photos at the product launch party in the Baker Georgetown store. The details on the desk are beautiful: the greek key, the square brass pulls, and that metal stretcher detail.
And what is the perfect workspace without lighting? I loved the Bacco floorlamp from Julian Chichester which frees up workspace.  For a larger desk where space isn't at a premium this capitol lamp from Regina Andrew fits the bill. Now go get inspired by checking out Heather's book!
First three images from Habitually Chic: Creativity At Work by Heather Clawson, published by powerHouse Books.  Other snapshots are my own.


Mark D. Ruffner said...

Hello, Stefan - I've always been intrigued not only by how people organize their work space, but also by what memorabilia merit a place on their desk. This looks like an inspiring book!

Ann said...

Oh fun! I like the dining table for a work space. We used to do that and it was so great to spread things about. In our smaller place we now use an armoire writing desk. I have to admit, we're messy desk people and it is kind of nice to "close up shop" at the end of the day. :)

Habitually Chic said...

Hi Stefan - Thank you so much for the kind words about the book! I'm so happy that you like it! XOXO, HC

Windlost said...

I can't wait to see Heather's book - it looks lovely. Great work, Heather!

I need to work on my work space. And I can't wait to see yours....dying to see the new apartment! Thanks for the photos from market for those of us underprivileged few who did not attend. ;)

I love anything at Baker. I want a life that involves Baker furniture. The Thomas Pheasant desk is so lovely. And I like Alexa Hampton's idea of hiding the mess away.

xo Terri

La Petite Gallery said...

Lot's of goodies.
love the Alice desk.
Even though I don't like Alice.

Slim Paley said...

Hi Stefan
Missed you in NY this time :-) Although, MY timing could have been better, at least I was there for my son (who lost power downtown) and also to stop by Heather's book signing at Archivia.
I concur with you-her book is GORGEOUS.

Best wishes for a happy November to you,