Displaying posts labeled "Workspace"

Reader request – double desks

Posted on Fri, 26 Aug 2011 by KiM

Today’s reader request is from logsy: I recently discovered your blog (love it) and found myself wading through the first 100 pages in one sitting. Throughout this I saw a double desk (two chairs, two computers, side by side) and forgot to save the picture for inspiration. I now can’t find the page it was on. With this in mind, I was wondering if you’d consider doing a blog post on double desks? Here you go logsy, some side by side desks and a few that are different options for 2-for-1 workspaces.

Country Home Bo Bedre
Design*Sponge Bjarni B. Jacobsen/Eckmann Studio
Tommaso Ziffer Massucco Warner Miller

rue magazine

Apartment Therapy

Jeffers Design Group


Greg Natale

MH Studio


Marsh Cashman Koolloos

Apartment Therapy

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Frank Roop

Jeff Andrews





Posted on Wed, 3 Nov 2010 by KiM

We received an email the other day from Jerzy Wozniak, one of the founders of the relatively new (since 2009) Poland-based architecture firm mode:lina. The firm recently finalized their premises in an elegant 60’s building basement in Poznan and they wanted to share it with us. “Faithful to the idea of using cheap materials without cheap appearance, designers used lacquered OSB boards for the flooring and furniture. Desks, also made of OSB, are covered with artificial leather to make sketching and drawing more comfortable. Luminaries are produced out of standard profiles used for gypsum-cardboard wall systems and fluorescents. OSB office furniture brings more intimate atmosphere and hides all the cabling and recycle bins.” Fantastic workspace!! I love the use of OSB on the desks and floor giving the furniture a seamless look. And with the white walls and black desk tops it’s a modern and funky colour scheme that I am really into right now. (Photos by Marcin Dondajewski)

I went poking around their blog and found some cool photos of some of their work-in-progress projects that I wanted to share as well.


Posted on Tue, 19 Oct 2010 by KiM

…after this dining room.

I adore the Dear Ingo by Ron Gilad for Moooi light fixture (and my fav new store carries it here!), the thick wooden table, the Thonet bentwood armchairs, the Flos Toio floor lamp… but I could do without that rug.
Styled by Victoria Backman.

Reader requests – backsplash and home office

Posted on Thu, 14 Oct 2010 by KiM

Reader request time! This one (actually 2) comes from Malou: “My husband and I are constantly inspired by your posts. We’re hoping you can help us with ideas for:1. kitchen backsplashes for an all kitchen with white cabinets and dark gray floors   2. home office with tables in the middle“. Simple enough. So here are some white kitchens, most with grey floors, that have some ideas for backsplashes. After the jump are some offices with tables/desks in the middle of the space.

Sköna hem

Åsberg Interiör & Styling
Hus & Hem
Katie Ridder
Living Etc.
Hus & Hem
Hus & Hem

Jeff Von Hoene Sunset

Clive Tompsett
Hus & Hem
Jeff Andrews
Jeltje Janmaat
Bolig Magasinet
Sköna hem
House Beautiful

Reader request – built-in home office

Posted on Thu, 7 Oct 2010 by KiM

It’s reader request time, and today’s post comes from Melissa: “I’ve stalked your blog for years, and now that my husband and I are in the throes of renovating a funky garage/apartment into our future house, I was hoping you might be able to help. The home is 1600 sq. ft, so every sq. ft is in contention. I am a writer/photographer and need to have a home office that, unfortunately, will be placed just off of our living area. I was hoping you might be able to point out some built in home offices or some unusual alternatives to computer/bookshelf storage?” I scoured my workspace photos and found some that are small/built-in/in or nearby living rooms. Hope this helps you Melissa and anyone else looking to carve out a home office out of a small area.

Caroline Paterson The London Magazine
Country Living Coburn Architecture
Hus & Hem Altitude Lofts
design*sponge Canadian House & Home
design*sponge Sköna hem
Lucy Interior Design Canadian House & Home
Robert Kaner Caroline Beaupère
Sköna hem Apartment Therapy

Insight Design Inc.
Robert Kaner
Jacqueline Glass
Jacqueline Glass
Marie Claire Maison
Barbara Weiss