A peek inside my home office | How About Orange

April 19, 2007

A peek inside my home office

I'm admiring people's arty walls over at decor8, and got inspired to post some pix of what I'm looking at right now as I sit here and type.

Alex and I each have a desk. That's mine on the left. He (an engineer) decided to have an inspiration board too, to help him get in touch with his creative side. He's so adorable and great.

Bet you've seen this stuff on our Art Shelf before--my paintings that I need to do something with, and a Mark Rothko print.

These are our cheapo but nice and functional lights and shelves from Ikea.



This is what's on my bulletin board. Jesus, hippos, and counterfeit money. The $70 cracks me up. It's the payment I received in the mail from a friend in exchange for some little illustrations for a project she was doing. Yep, I'm making the big bucks. :)


This is what's on Alex's board. He enjoys trying to cook eggs, especially poached eggs. After countless experiments and attempts, he has finally perfected his technique. And I don't know who that feisty looking military man is.

This is my good old computer. I know, I'm a little behind.
[July update: Bye bye, old computer. Hello new mac + 20-inch monitor!)

Here's my wastebasket from CB2.

This is a Kleenex box from Target. It makes me happy. I'm so glad somebody finally started making more attractive boxes. Good job, Kleenex. Did you know you can even design your own Kleenex box? That's nutty.

Here's a cool plastic coaster I got in Tokyo at FrancFranc. Four different designs came in a translucent plastic envelope, and I love them. I sent one set to a friend, but didn't have the heart to part with the other one. If you check out FrancFranc online, don't miss the calendar wallpaper downloads.

And that concludes this tour of my desk. See, my whole office isn't orange! That would be a little much, even for me.

34 comments:

Kat said...

I absolutely adore your paintings. I really hope you open an etsy shop, if only for selfish reasons *blush*

shaz said...

That's great! I love it! :)

janec said...

THe name you seek is general george Casey, the current Army Chief of Staff...why it's on your wall I dunno. lovely office.

eshu said...

oh to live in your world Jess, where everything is orange and beautiful!

so touched to see your bird sitting on the shelf!!

jamie said...

i love your workspace, Jess. it looks like you are surrounded by inspiration all day long :)

Sarah said...

I'm behind the times too with my trusty imac. But hey, he still works great, just a bit slow! Like an old man. Hee hee.

erinn said...

What a fun peek! Like the ikea lamps lots.

beki said...

Thanks for sharing! I like your use of a shelf above the inspiration boards. I may have to use that idea :-)

Jenny said...

Very cool! I wish my area was as hip! I am blogging in a converted diningroom with a chandelier tied up with zipties so as not to bump my head:)

amandajean said...

thanks for sharing pictures of your office! it is so lovely and organized. love the orange touches here and there.

Diana said...

Care to share the paint color on your walls? It's lovely and warm and subtle.

Jess said...

Thanks, guys. Diana, I still have the swatch around somewhere, so I'll find it and let you know. And I asked Alex about General Casey. Whom I guess I could easily have identified, had I bothered to read the caption on the photo! Alex likes the picture because he's inspired by people who demonstrate passion, and that's what the photo captures. There you have it!

Sales Rack Raider said...

Such a cute and functional workstation!

Eggman Studios said...

I love that Alex has pictures of eggs on his inspiration board.

"Oh Almighty Poached Egg...One day I shall conquer thee..."

Ah, classic. :)

And yours is inspiring me, of course...

cruststation said...

I love how your inspiration boards fit under the shelf legs in equal spaces. Great space!

Jess said...

Okay, the wall color is Behr (from Home Depot) 340E-3 Bavarian Cream.

ruthie said...

lovely inspiration boards! I like your paintings alot too!!

Sarah said...

I adore your workspace. And your inspiration boards. I would definitely feel inspired working here!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

What a lovely idea for an office...you have really given me some ideas...thank you

Diana said...

Thanks so much! I just now remembered that I asked and came to check if you'd replied... Good timing.

** Terramia ** said...

Inspiring! What a lovely retreat for you and Alex. It's put together beautifully... (:

SallyF said...

That's so much perkier and inspiring - not to mention larger -than mine, I am so very jealous!
Its gorgeous.

Gypsy Purple said...

Lovely!!!

Koza said...

I like how bright and visually stimulating your work space is. Thank you for sharing it with us.

brookie said...

well my friends and i are all addicted to your blog - thanks for providing a few moments of creativity in the midst of a mindless day in the cubicle!

here's how my husband makes poached eggs and they are soo incredible: crack the egg, add some water around it, seal the pan off (we have a plastic splash shield from sur la table that does a great job), turn the heat down low, and let the water cook off. it turns out great every time! mm.

Jess said...

Cool! I'll pass this tip along to Alex!

Anonymous said...

Call me crazy but I love your computer! What is the brand/make? The white just looks clean and interesting. I'm in the market for a new computer so... share please! :)

Jess said...

The computer in the photo is an old Apple iMac. Here's the current version.

Uptown Girl said...

I love your office! It has totally inspired me. I saw it first on Apartment Therapy and I wanted to know here you got the little stands that the computers sat on. Let me know?

Jess said...

http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/2008/03/diy-computer-boosters.html

heathashli said...

Waste basket?? Looks more like a recycling bin.

Old Glutton said...

Nice room and cute descriptions to go with it. You must not sleep much.

NebuK said...

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Jessica Jones said...

Cool! Love the Rubik's cube!

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