Today's Inspiration: Work Spaces

Thursday, April 1, 2010

I woke up this morning, looking at the mess that is my desk. I'm embarrassed to say it, but it's true. Don't get me wrong, it's not dirty -- it's just all over the place! In fact, I don't know if I can even call it a 'work space' or a space that is just plain crazy; piles and piles of books, tons of post-it notes on the actual table, notebooks, notepads, a glass of water, pens & pencils scattered all over the place, along with some other office supplies...
To me, a neat, organized -- and shall I use the word dreamy -- work space actually does inspire me; when I write, finish work, maybe even homework, etc. I feel as if I work better when I like my surroundings. Maybe that's just me? Hmm.. I hope not! So this messiness is not helping me at all.
This weekend though, I will have a lot of lazy time at home (finally!) and I will have time not only to clean up, but also to rearrange things a bit. So today, I ended up looking around for different ideas on how to organize, and found so many! I couldn't stop looking at the photos of other people's desks! After a bit of that said research, I actually was left very inspired, and have to admit, feeling just a bit jealous.

So here are just some of the ones I saw and liked...!
And hey, who knows, maybe my little project will actually turn out to be successful!
Hmm... *crosses fingers*

As for my favorite..
(and to think the one with the view of the Eiffel tower isn't the one..)
What would I do to have a view like this...

How about you; how do you like your workspace?
And if I may ask, how does it look like right now?
I wonder.
Hm, I hope it's nothing like mine :/

Have a great 'Easter' weekend everyone!


  1. I really need to get organized, too :D But, gosh, these workspaces are absolutely gorgeous! I especially love the 9th and that last one. It makes me wish that my desk looked like that T_T

  2. I LOVE the first one and the pink one!!

    I've been trying to clean off my desk for months maybe almost a year now... but it's just... where else would I put all this stuff haha. I need to re-organize my ENTIRE room, I just haven't had enough off time to do so... but now that it's Spring Break... maybe I actually WILL have time!

  3. I love ALL the pictures that you show.
    Such cute pics of workspaces you found there.
    A gizzilion times better than my work space.
    But we have something in common.
    Our work space is NOT dirty! LOL!

  4. I really need to get organized myself. I like all those ideas, especially the one with the twinkling lights.

  5. +JMJ+

    Jillian, however bad your workspace is, it can't be worse than mine!

    I'm the only writer I know who doesn't even have a proper desk! =( I did, for a while . . . then my relative whose furniture it actually was decided to move into another house, and took it with him.

  6. Those are lovely work spaces. Now I'm in the mood to clean up mine.

  7. @Linna: The last one is such a dreaaaammm, isn't it?

    @Marie: The pink one would be more me though. Looks so peaceful and serene doesn't it? I just like the "WRITE" letters on the shelf that was on the first one!

    @Mizz Yasmin: Thanks so much, I'm glad you like them :) I like them too, and they truly catch my eye so I post them up! haha. And of course, our workspaces ARE NOT dirty! ;)

    @naida: So do I. I recently just put those 'christmas' lights on my headboard right now, so magical at night. Now I'm tempted to put them on my bookshelves too!

    @E: I have to agre, having no workspace at all is just so difficult! I know exactly what you mean by that, because I didn't have one myself for about 5 years when we lived in an apartment. I had to share my room with my sister and we barely had space for our dresser&closet, so I understand your woes. Our family of 5 also used to share one desktop computer, but that's a whole different conversation.. haha.
    It's okay though, sooner or later, you'll get the space you want -- and need!! :)

    @Medeia: I know, right? :) When I saw these pics I was feeling all energized to clean up and organize! Haha.

  8. I LOVE these ideas! What is it they say, "creative minds are rarely tidy." I like to be creative and organized. So, is that the real Eiffel tower or a picture of one? :) That last picture sure is serene.

  9. All of those workspaces are gorgeous and very neat. I wrote most of my books on a laptop in bed with notes and research books open all over the blankets. (20-40 books scattered on the floor by the bed, some books open, others closed)

    Now I have a messy writing office, which is a big step in the right direction. Only a week or two ago, for the first time ever, I finally "got" desk space! This has been an enormous help.