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{I N S P I R E D} Studio State of Mind by Eileen Boyd

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                                                        Martyn Thompson Studio via 1stdibs

Currently in the midst of a big studio revamp, I find myself reflecting on how much time I spend in my atelier. The truth is that studios are truly an extension of our homes—sometimes we even call them home like the lovely and talented NES Creative team or the insanely artistic textile artist Martyn Thompson. I'm happy to report that more and more industries are seeing the value in creating well-designed, positive workspace interiors. I know that I am so much more productive when my own space is happy and bursting with artistic energy.

Here are a few creatively inclined studios that I love and hopefully they will inspire your workflow...   

1/ NES Creative. Alec Kugler via Coveteur. 2/ Lim + Lu. Benjabanpot via Dezeen. 3/ Susan Hable. Rich Gilligan via T Magazine. 4/ Brand Assembly. Jenny J. Norris via Lonny. 5/ Negative. Daniel Wang via Lonny. 6/ Via Best Friends for Frosting. 7/ Carolyn Quartermaine. Martin Morrell via Vogue Living.

{D E S I G N} Architect Spotlight: Bjarke Ingles by Eileen Boyd

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                                                                    All images via BIG

I call architecture frozen music.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I find the above sentiment to ring so true about architecture, but also design in general—I always say there's a certain harmony that comes together when an interior hits all the right notes. There is something especially mellifluous about the work of architect Bjarke Ingles. I've been in awe of his work for quite some time and was delighted to see him featured on the Netflix series, Abstract. So often words like 'visionary' and 'rule-breaker' are thrown around, but Bjarke is rewriting the whole script with each creatively executed and environmentally-minded structure he dreams to life. Here are a few of my favorites.