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Workspace | Erin Shaw of Shaw TV

The Anthology’s Workspace column takes us inside the creative spaces of some very creative people.

She’s a television personality, producer and blogger and I’ve known Erin Shaw for years (and her sister even longer because Vancouver is the biggest small town in the world!). But I’d never actually worked with Erin until I was a host on Timmy’s Telethon and she was my producer (thanks again!).

Since she’s always creeping other people’s spaces in her peep-worthy column over at Vancouver Is Awesome, I thought it would be fitting to creep her workspace. Accompanied by photos by Art3fact, Erin takes us through her surprisingly tidy space in her own words.

1. When you look at my desk, it’s pretty organized. When my space is clear, my mind is clear and I’m able to work. I try and my workspace pretty clear and tidy, except for a few key things that inspire me.

2. Pictures of family and friends, a reminder of the important stuff.

3. My Bay teacup – I drink probably about three pots of tea a day if I’m working from home. It’s a great procrastination strategy to always be getting up and making tea. You should try it sometime! I actually bought this cup for my boyfriend for his stocking this year, but he doesn’t get to use it much.

4. The Selby is in Your Place – Great inspiration for my Vancouver is Awesome column “The Pop-In Series.” I tend to be a minimalist in my workspace (and home) by default, and it’s a good reminder that people co-exist with beautiful creative and messy explosions all around them. I would love to have some messy explosions and this book reminds me that productive workspaces aren’t always made up of 90 degree angles and clutter-free surfaces.

5. My notebook. All my notebooks need to be lined because I can’t stand not writing straightly (again — an aversion to messiness). This one is by Leuchtturm1917 and I got it because of the colour. I can never find a black book in the bottom of my bag. It’s always handy to have a smart-looking notebook at meetings…sometimes even more than a smart tablet!

6. My clockradio. I listen to CBC most of the day while I work. I’ve had this clockradio since I was 8, and it was the first place where I got to choose the station. This thing helped me discover the romance of the airwaves…and the idea that through this technology that hasn’t changed much, you can reach an audience. I still love radio and the shared experience that it offers.

7. My pinboard. All the paper that lands on my desk goes up here. Post-its, reminders, cards, stamps, lotto, gift cards, and notes all go up off the desk and onto this board. It saves my sanity.

8. The ledge holds all the nicknacks that I love, but don’t want on my work surface. The mini elephant is from my Grandma who got it probably in the 1960s. I keep it there because it reminds me of my time in Thailand in 2011 when I volunteered with an Asian elephants rescue centre. It’s a good reminder to slow down, and remember that we’re small pieces of the puzzle.

9. Panasonic headphones. I need those for editing video mostly, but they are also really helpful when I can’t concentrate. If I find the right music, I can tune everything else out.

[Photos by Art3fact]

P.S. Get a peek at Erin’s latest projects here. And if you’re in Canada you can catch her guest hosting The Rush March 25-28.

P.P.S. Creep the creative spaces of some very creative people, like Erica Lam of The Style SpyNiki Blasina of A Haute Mess, and Anya Georgijevic of I’m the It Girl in The Anthology’s Workspace column.

Workspace | 5 ways to makeover your desk

When you love your work space you love your work that much more. Or so the theory goes. Put it to the test and perk up your office with these five easy makeover ideas.

Simplify. Before I begin any big project I give my desk a major cleaning. It’s part procrastination, sure, but it’s also a surefire way to get rid of distractions. [See more of this work space here.]

Add some life. The garden outside your window might not be in bloom year-round, but the garden on your desk can be. [See more of this work space here.]

Hack some Ikea. This desk is even cuter when you see what it looked like before. Such a brilliant makeover! [See more of this work space here.]

Make an inspiration board. Pinterest is great and all, but nothing beats an inspiration board made of 3D objects.  There are so many inspiring things to find IRL (that’s “in real life,” mom). [See more of this work space here.]

Add some colour. The more unexpected, the better. [See more of this work space here.]

P.S. Take a look through the inspiring desks in The Anthology’s Workspace column.

Workspace | Alyssa Schottland-Bauman of Nourished

The Anthology’s Workspace column takes us inside the creative spaces of some very creative people.

If you’re in Vancouver you may very well have seen Alyssa Schottland-Bauman of Nourished share her favourite healthy recipes on Breakfast Television. And if you’re not in Vancouver, well, that’s what the internet is for. Here, the health-loving New York transplant takes us inside her kitchen and her workspace, which is filled with more greens than most of us eat in a year.

1. A pitcher of lemon water. I drink one in the morning and refill after lunch. I can’t work if it’s not there — water is like my security blanket. Two things about my water: one, I only drink ionized alkaline water and two, I never, ever drink from plastic containers.

2. I can’t live without my russel+hazel metallic gold folders (cluttered space, cluttered mind). The big one holds current client health intake, the medium one holds my journal for even the smallest ideas and the small one holds my iPhone. They keep me organized for my many dash-out moments.

3. Beaded bracelets that my three girls made for me. I keep them front and centre because they inspire me to live my healthiest every moment.

4. My tiny votive ylang ylang candle warms up my space on cool winter mornings.

5. While I am not a fan of desk eating, I keep a superfood snack on hand — today it’s goji berries.

6. Cup of MOMA unsharpened pencils from my sister. Each is inscribed with a famous artist’s quote, but my favourite is Georgia O’Keeffe’s “Whether you Succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing.”

A cup of fresh flowers is such a luxury on my desk. I love having just one or two live plants around me while I work.

7. An inspiration board filled with pictures and motivational quotes.

8. I drink a huge mason jar of green juice every morning to get me going. It’s my own Nourished concoction and it changes depending on season. But its base is always kale, spinach, lemon, cucumber, apple, ginger, celery and parsley. I seriously can’t start my day without it. When I don’t, all I think about is where and when I’m getting my fix. Every single one of my clients is hooked on it. Not such a bad addiction to have!

P.S. Get a peek at Alyssa’s latest projects here.

P.P.S. Creep the creative spaces of some very creative people, like Erica Lam of The Style SpyNiki Blasina of A Haute Mess, and Anya Georgijevic of I’m the It Girl in The Anthology’s Workspace column.

Workspace | Publicist Carine Redmond

The Anthology’s Workspace column takes us inside the creative spaces of some very creative people.

Being a publicist can be hectic. Between the event planning and the talent management and securing press for clients, it’s no wonder Carine Redmond fuels her days with hidden candy stashes.

In her own words the Vancouver-based publicist — whose clients include Rebecca Bree — takes us through her workspace, concert tickets, gummy worms and all…

1. I love this globe from Country Furniture (the blue is perfect) and I rotate my coffee table books depending on what I’m working on at the moment.

2. My vintage desk is my very favourite office piece, it’s mint green and spring-y and fresh and so cute. It is originally from the Sutton Place Hotel and was repurposed for auction at the Vancouver Home + Design Show this fall. [As part of the Upcycle Competition! A little disappointed to see you’re not working on top of my revamped kitchen stools, but I’ll forgive you, Carine — Kelsey]

3. This heart print by Vancouver-based artist Sarah Edmunds is from The Cross — I bought five to give out as gifts. I love hearts – I have two heart tattoos and love seeing this giant print at my workspace.

4. Staying current is part of my job. I’m never without an US or In Style magazine and am still addicted to magazine tear outs and mood boards. I’m also big on visuals so posting client coverage and favourite things as inspiration works for me.

5. To Do Folder and Organizer – I keep mail (think bills!), receipts (think invoicing!), names of contacts and clients and concert tickets (think Springsteen!) in one place so I can keep track of everything.

6. I love candy, I cant’t help it. I keep it at my desk, stash it in my purse and even store an emergency supply in my freezer (my good friend Libby taught me this trick and I’m addicted). Plus, milk duds and gummy bears come in very handy for hungry talent!

P.S. Get a peek at Carine’s latest projects here.

P.P.S. Creep the creative spaces of some very creative people, like Erica Lam of The Style SpyNiki Blasina of A Haute Mess, and Anya Georgijevic of I’m the It Girl in The Anthology’s Workspace column.

Workspace | Alice Ko of Wantering

The Anthology’s Workspace column takes us inside the creative spaces of some very creative people.

You might know Alice Ko from her fashion blog Koko Stiletto, but soon you’ll know her from the on-the-verge-of-launching shopping site Wantering, a Vancouver-based startup that harnesses the social web (think blogs and social media) to help wanterers discover clothes and accessories tailored to their personal style.

In her own words she takes us through her workspace, taxicabs, stilettos, and all…

I moved back to Vancouver seven months ago from NYC and only recently unpacked everything, and settled into my new place downtown…and actually created a workspace for myself! I only came back with seven suitcases but I forget how much you can actually fit into those things with wheels…

1. I am always eating while checking emails and writing. ALWAYS. Food gives me energy and new ideas :) Today I behaved and had a fresh strawberries. Regular items that may make an appearance include: chocolate covered berries, Trader Joes mix, ice cream from Cadeaux Bakery –basically anything that would make the dentist squirm.

2. I hadn’t purchase any Apple products until recently. I seriously do not know how I functioned without an iPhone or Mac before.  I would love to get in my time machine and see how much my life would have changed if I had first purchased these products a looooong time ago. To anybody considering getting an Apple product – just DO IT! This may sound dramatic, but your life will thank you!

3. I love the whimsical design of the vase. Gives me a “mad hatter” kind of feeling. The mask is from one of my good girlfriend’s stagette (which was actually also my first time in Vegas) and since I attend so many masquerade balls I have to keep that mask around. The fake daffodils are from my grandma — I love yellow.

4. The best part about my workspace (and my apartment) are the beautiful views of downtown Vancouver, the North Shore, and of course, the water. I don’t even need a TV — I could just stare out my windows all day. I love working during both day and night time …. but if I have to choose, I’ll always have a soft spot for night time city views. During some evenings, I’ll look out the window and I feel so peaceful and surreal.  Although I admit sometimes at night I pretend I am back in NYC – with all the city lights gleaming in, it’s easy.

5. I went to SO many sample sales in NY…I must have gone to at least six Betsey Johnson ones.  I bought so many shoes I had to use US Post and separately ship empty shoe boxes back to Vancouver. So here’s my attempt to use all my shoe boxes in a practical manner. And I’m still really into the neon trend right now… so I’m dragging this trend out as loooong as possible!

6. I will be lifelong bookworm. This is the only area where I am old-fashioned — I still love holding a tangible book in my hand. I started using Audible when I came back but I still cherish hard and soft covers.
The Dali Theatre-Museum in Figueres: Visiting the Dali museum in Spain changed my life, and so his book is always on the top of my stack :)
The City Out My Window: Picture book of views from different NYC windows
The Fire Starter Sessions: Danielle LaPorte is a motivational wizard. She had a book signing at Chapters and I was absolutely enchanted by her charisma and pure joy about life.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: Louis Vuitton recently did a collaboration with Yayoi Kusama (all the polka dot bags!) and her art is currently on exhibit at the Whitney Museum. My old co-workers sent me this – so sweet.

7. I won the raffle prize at the Vancouver Gay Men’s Chorus Spring Recital and this stiletto wine holder was a part of the prize. I’m very particular about my stilettos, and I only own one pair of flats.  Side note – VGMC is amazing, check them out!!!

8. Magazine subscriptions are super cheap in the US ($5-$10 for annual subscriptions to almost everything). When I moved back, I transferred all my American subscriptions to my Canadian address. I love reading Fast CompanyInc, and Time Out New York, to keep up new innovations, ideas and what’s going on in my old hood (Do you want to punch me in the face yet for talking about NY all the time?? I totally understand).

9. The last thing I coveted and bought for myself before I left LVMH was not a bag, or a pair of shoes…. but a book! Yes the Louis Vuitton New York Voyage Notebook by Ruben Toledo. This books contains the most beautiful watercolors of NY’s different neighborhoods, and its people, by the famous Cuban-born artist. I love flipping through the pictures and getting inspired by a different neighborhood or picture.

10. My special mug to keep me hydrated throughout the day. I only drink water, earl gray tea, or kombucha while working in here. Who needs coffee when you have this view to stay awake? Once, I brought my mug to work (Aritzia head office) and left it in the sink, only to find it go missing for two weeks.  I put up signs about my missing mug (yep I’m THAT girl) and I finally got it back. From now on, it only stays at home :)

11. I am a Broadway buff. I saw over 100 shows in NY and this candle is an actual prop off the set of one of my favorite musicals “In The Heights“. It’s signed by the entire cast, and I got it one year at the Broadway Cares Flea Market.  Every time I look at this candle, memories of 100+ shows flood into my mind. I love live shows as there is so much dedication, focus and work put into this one event, which will only be viewed by the people who physically go and visit a specific theatre. It’s mind boggling to me. Whether the theatre is filled at 100% or 10% capacity, the actors and actresses are always fully present at each performance, giving it their all and for those three hours, the audience is allowed to forget about life, worry, and stress.

12. I love inspirational cheesy quotes. You can totally make fun of me.  I am a complete sucker for any type of motivational quote and this card was given to me by one of my great friends, Rosalyn, right before I moved back to Vancouver (“go set the world on fire”). I’m fascinated by quotes – an excellent quote can have the same power, and motivational impact,  as a five-page article… and is much more likely to be read.

13. I love Alice in Wonderland (for obvious reasons) and I love practical items. This Alice in Wonderland “Drink Me” bottle opener had both a functional component, and sentimental meaning, so I picked it up at Anthropologie.

P.S. Get a sneak peek at Alice’s latest project Wantering.

P.P.S. Creep the creative spaces of some very creative people, like Erica Lam of The Style SpyNiki Blasina of A Haute Mess, and Anya Georgijevic of I’m the It Girl in The Anthology’s Workspace column.

Workspace | Melissa Knight of Miss Melissa

The Anthology’s Workspace column takes us inside the creative spaces of some very creative people.

She blogs, she vlogs, she bakes. Melissa Knight, better known as Miss Melissa, is the bubbly blonde behind the personal style site named, well, Miss Melissa.

In her own words she takes us through her closet/desk/vanity…

1. I had two options when deciding where to create a work space in my suite. Option one was in the kitchen where I would be arms length away from snacks and option two was in my closet. Taking into consideration my love for snacking and the fact that the room I turned into a closet was technically supposed to be a den to begin with, I opted to put my desk in my closet.

2. My brother framed one of the photos I took of our gorgeous city and gave it to my for Christmas. It’s really the only nice thing he’s ever done for me so I have it hanging above my desk as a reminder that miracles really do happen. No, I’m just kidding. I just really love how he framed the photo.

3. My desk moonlights as my vanity so it’s also where I keep my jewelry. I’m admittedly not huge on accessories so most of the time they are just sparkly decorations.

4. My laptop. The one place my work life and blog life unite. If someone ever steals my laptop they are going to be really confused as to what the heck I do.

5. I’m in a constant struggle over whether or not I want to fully embrace technology (no seriously, it took me years to switch from VHS to DVDs). I love my iphone and I use my laptop all the time but there is something about making to do lists or jotting ideas down in a notebook that just makes me so happy.

6. I always have work and blog business cards on me because I never know who I will run into. Sometimes I’ll bribe someone into taking one of my blog business cards by offering them a Big Mac card with it.

7. Caffeine in a pretty mug. Need I say more?

P.S. Click your way to Miss Melissa to see the fruits of her workspace.

P.P.S. Check out the first post in The Anthology’s Workspace column and find out how Niki Blasina of A Haute Mess smells when she blogs. Click through the second post to find out where Anya Georgijevic of I’m the It Girl started her footwear obsession. Find out how Kumiko Ide of Tribal DDB keeps her workspace fresh to death. Take a look at jewelry designer Justine Brooks’ works in progress and her favourite places to work very, very remotely. Take a look at Lisa Wong of Solo Lisa’s cat-decorated desk, Anna Cohen’s converted stable in Denmark, and Alicia Quan’s yellow suitcase desk storage is definitely an idea worth stealing. And peep the latest Workspace post: Erica Lam’s desk, where nail polishes outnumber books 2:1.

Workspace | Erica Lam of The Style Spy

The Anthology’s Workspace column takes us inside the creative spaces of some very creative people.

If you follow style blogs in Canada you’re very familiar with The Style Spy. Founded by the lovely (seriously, she’s a doll) and talented Erica Lam, it chronicles fashion trends, features interviews with industry insiders and highlights “Girls of the Week” (one of whom you might recognize).

In her own words, Erica takes us through all the shoes and books and nail polishes that fill her workspace…

1. I recently moved to Montreal and this is my current set-up at the apartment I’m subletting. I must confess, I’m typically messier than this, but moving cross-country has forced me to streamline. It’s a good feeling not to have piles and piles of stuff sitting on your desk.

2. There’s usually a rotation of magazines – it’s either fashion magazines like the ones you see or business magazines like Fast Company or INC.

3. The book Creative, Inc. is a guide to running a freelance business. It was actually recommended to me by The Anthology’s Kelsey herself [Glad you like it! – Kelsey]. I left my advertising agency job as a social media strategist in Vancouver and am now working with clients on a freelance basis.

4. The Holstee Manifesto poster sits right above my desk. It’s a great daily reminder to really go after what you want in life.

5. Brands regularly send over products for me to try, the red suede booties are from Call It Spring’s fall collection and the nail polishes are from Essie’s winter line.

6. Don’t you love checking stuff off lists? I do. Hence the weekly things to do notepad from Chapters. I always have a Moleskine notebook next to me where I jot down all my ideas.

7. Attending events and networking are part of the job. The invitation on the desk is to Aldo Shoes’ 4oth anniversary, they’re hosting special pop-up exhibit at the Aldo Flagship store in Montreal.

P.S. Click your way to The Style Spy to see the fruits of Erica’s workspace.

P.P.S. Check out the first post in The Anthology’s Workspace column and find out how Niki Blasina of A Haute Mess smells when she blogs. Click through the second post to find out where Anya Georgijevic of I’m the It Girl started her footwear obsession. Find out how Kumiko Ide of Tribal DDB keeps her workspace fresh to death. Take a look at jewelry designer Justine Brooks’ works in progress and her favourite places to work very, very remotely. Take a look at Lisa Wong of Solo Lisa’s cat-decorated desk and Anna Cohen’s converted stable in Denmark. And Alicia Quan’s yellow suitcase desk storage is definitely an idea worth stealing.

Workspace | Alicia Quan of Alicia Fashionista

The Anthology’s Workspace column takes us inside the creative spaces of some very creative people.

Her last name isn’t actually Fashionista, but if you follow Alicia’s blog Alicia Fashionista, that’s probably how you know her. And it’s no wonder — with her love of all things sartorial, and a site that chronicles that love affair, she’s known for her personal style.

In her own words Alicia Quan takes us through her workspace — suitcases, third wheels and all…

1. I work from home, but was forced to improvise an office setting in our one bedroom apartment.  I turned an antique vanity into a desk in our living room and spruced it up with a printed place mat.

2. Since my work could technically be 24/7, I’m always glued to a computer screen!  I’d say my time is split between my giant Acer PC and my trusty iPad.  It’s a running joke in this apartment that my iPad is the third member in our relationship, as it often gets all my attention.

3. Call me old fashioned, but I still write my to-do lists and scribbles in a lined notebook.  I simply love writing out notes and then crossing off completed tasks!


4. My favourite Anthropologie mug.  There is always a cup of coffee near my workspace.

5. I get all my business cards printed at Moo.com, and always have some handy at events.  I also hold onto all the cards I collect while networking, all kept in this simple card holder.


6. Another favourite antique find was this mustard yellow suitcase.  I’ve turned it into a mini display of things that make me smile, and a spot for current documents and/or product samples.

P.S. Click your way to Alicia Fashionista to see the fruits of her workspace.

P.P.S. Check out the first post in the Workspace column and find out how Niki Blasina of A Haute Mess smells when she blogs. Click through the second post to find out where Anya Georgijevic of I’m the It Girl started her footwear obsession. Find out how Kumiko Ide of Tribal DDB keeps her workspace fresh to death. Take a look at jewelry designer Justine Brooks’ works in progress and her favourite places to work very, very remotely. Take a look at Lisa Wong of Solo Lisa’s cat-decorated desk and Anna Cohen’s converted stable in Denmark.

Workspace | Anna Cohen of Simply Stylish Mom

The Anthology’s Workspace column takes us inside the creative spaces of some very creative people.

I don’t know how mommy bloggers do it. And I especially don’t know how mommy bloggers do it when they’ve just upped and relocated to Scandinavia. And yet, somehow Anna Cohen of Simply Stylish Mom manages to do it all.

In her own words she takes us through her waterfront workspace — passports, frenemies, toy trains and all…

My family and I relocated to Denmark this month and moved into a lovely river cottage (a converted stable!) My makeshift workspace has been a simple wooden trestle table under one of our cottage’s eaves. I haven’t had much of a chance to decorate so what is featured is either a recent find or something that came in my suitcase from Vancouver.

1. The Vintage: I love myself a good thrift store and so find pieces here and there on my travels. I love this ridiculous sign and these old coffee tins – a nod to my new country of residence and my old frenemy: caffeine.

2. The Electronics: My trusty old MacBook – it’s been given a pretty good workout over the last 5 years and hasn’t let me down yet and our last electroinic acquisition before we left Vancouver: the X-mini speakers I purchased at Caya, these produce a huge amount of sound for their size.

3. The Family: When they’re not nearby, I treasure pictures of my three boys. I love these images taken by  Meagan Baker just before we left Vancouver in the UBC endowment lands.

4. The beauty products: work time (aka my son’s naptime) is also pampering time for me and so I take this time to fix my nails, hands and apply lippy. My current picks are Make-Up Forever (Rouge Artist Natural No. 35), Revlon’s Neon Nail Art, Lippy Girl (Nonplussed) and L’Occitane.

5. The Classics: I can never leave home without a trusty novel in my purse and especially a classic (adult or kids!) that can be read over and over again.

6. The Flowers: Nothing is quite as wonderful as freshly picked (or gifted!) flowers in a room, these were given to me by my husband’s new employers.

7. The Essentials: as we’ve been doing so much travelling and filling out of arrival documents lately, my passport has been handy and while waiting in many airport/town hall/ visa offices queues, I’ve been enjoying reading the Danish Ikea catalogue getting ideas for decorating our place and the WorkinDenmark booklet in hopes of getting a job soon! And even though I live in the iPhone age, I will never part with my Pierre Belvedere daytimer.

8. The Train: when you have two boys, it is unusual for there to not to be a train on surfaces in our house!

P.S. Click your way to Simply Stylish Mom to see how a new-to-Denmark mother does it.

P.P.S. Check out the first post in the Workspace column and find out how Niki Blasina of A Haute Mess smells when she blogs. Click through the second post to find out where Anya Georgijevic of I’m the It Girl started her footwear obsession. Find out how Kumiko Ide of Tribal DDB keeps her workspace fresh to death. Take a look at jewelry designer Justine Brooks’ works in progress and her favourite places to work very, very remotely. And take a look at Lisa Wong of Solo Lisa’s cat-decorated desk.

Workspace | Lisa Wong of Solo Lisa

The Anthology’s Workspace column takes us inside the creative spaces of some very creative people.

Lisa Wong is the red lipstick-clad beauty who writes about fashion and beauty for her blog Solo Lisa, and her mother’s closet and virtual BFF breakups — OMG! — for FLARE Magazine.

In her own words she takes us through her workspace, cat prints, tequila glasses and all…

1. I’ve had the flowered Hello Kitty candy tin on my desk since I was little. It used to hold Crayola markers. Now it holds an assortment of pens and a pair of scissors, while the teal box underneath corrals all the random business cards I collect at fashion events.

2. Yup, I’m a PC girl at heart. I bought this Sony VAIO laptop to replace its ancient predecessor shortly after my first FLARE article was published; it was part reward and part incentive to get started on the next one.

3. I loved this Stila Cosmetics <3 Lisa sketch so much, I framed it for the home office.

4. Since buying a condo and moving in with my boyfriend, I’ve been asking my parents for all their recipes so I can replicate their home-cooked Chinese dishes in our new place. I’ve handwritten their recipes for steamed fish, black bean and ginger chicken, and black bean and garlic spare ribs in this doggie notebook is from Lola Home & Apparel.  Considering how my home office is right next to the kitchen, the desk seems like a logical place to keep the recipe book, as well as any jewelry I take off before cooking.

5. A magazine file full of lookbooks and press kits, and a cat print from Wild Rabbit, hide the unsightly wireless router from view.

6. There’s usually a mix of beauty products to be reviewed on my desk. Right now that mix consists of goodies from Estee Lauder, Philosophy, and Make Up For Ever.

7. This tequila shooter set is from a charming colonial town in Mexico called San Miguel de Allende. During my first trip to Mexico, my boyfriend at the time took me everywhere: Guanajuato, Puerta Vallarta, Oaxaca, Taxco. When we weren’t travelling around, we explored his hometown Mexico City. I’ve never had a drink out of it, but I like having it on my desk to remind me of my travels.

P.S. Click your way to Solo Lisa to see the stylish fruits of Lisa Wong’s labour.

P.P.S. Check out the first post in the Workspace column and find out how Niki Blasina of A Haute Mess smells when she blogs. Click through the second post to find out where Anya Georgijevic of I’m the It Girl started her footwear obsession. And find out how Kumiko Ide of Tribal DDB keeps her workspace fresh to death. Jewelry designer Justine Brooks shares her works in progress and her favourite places to work very, very remotely.