Whether you work from an office office, a home office, or even a home sofa-office I’m guessing there’s always that dream office that’s floating around in your head. I currently work from a home office (sometimes even from the home sofa-office) and I will say I love it (most of the time). I’ve always had a designated room for my home office, although my last one was much much larger than my current one, and before that I worked in an office office. Making the transition to freelance was definitely a challenge, in many ways, but one of the most important things for me in that transition was to have a space purely designated for work. My office office life was when I was with the design firm, which included three office moves in total. First office to second landed me here…
When it came to my home office, I couldn’t really compete, nor did I want to, but I did do the best with what I had. Previous loft home office was great. There was tons of storage, workspace, high ceilings, natural light, an outdoor deck, even a place to take a siesta. Now in SF small apartment city living, it’s been a challenge moving into an 8′x8′ space with the addition of an office pantry for my library and supplies, but it’s working out great so far. Sure, I still daydream about the perfect office, especially when the pups are really bugging me, and it goes a little something like this…
I hope to one day have my dream office, which may be at my home or a space that is just down the street from my home. Until then, I’m happy to be where I am.
I’m slightly obsessed with flamingos at the moment. It all started after I saw this fabric that I will hopefully be using somewhere somehow in the near future. Flamingo decor can definitely go cheesy Palm Beach style if used in the wrong way, but actually, is there anything wrong with that?
Although I don’t have a ton of records, I have enough that I need to figure out a storage solution for them. Currently, they are just strewn about on my bookshelves next to my turntable and receiver, all together not a great solution since I can’t really open up the turntable cover all the way, which leads to not playing my records as much as I would like because well, I can be lazy and if some things aren’t convenient, they just don’t get done. I’m on the hunt for a mobile piece that is cute and affordable…any ideas?
How do you store your records?
One day I’ll have a white kitchen with brass hardware, blue sconces and Spanish style flooring…until then, have a good weekend!
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This by far was my favorite thing I did while in Bangkok. As much as I love to cook, I never thought to do this in any of the countries I’ve traveled, too. I’ve been missing out! At the Silom Thai Cooking School, I learned to cook five different Thai dishes the way Thai people cook at home. The Chef was a hoot, company was great and the food was deeeelicious!
Tom yum goong (hot and sour prawn soup)
Pad thai sai kai (fried noodles Thai style)
Minced chicken salad
Kaeng ka ri gai (green curry chicken)
Tub tim grob (rubies in coconut milk)