Blogging...Jodi's Creative Space on Uppercase

Blogging...Jodi's Creative Space on Uppercase

Grace Shu
Apr 27, 2009

While there's a lot of evidence pointing to the fact that magazines are reaching its demise, we're hoping that some of the smaller, specialized ones will survive, like Canada's Uppercase magazine. What started out as a gallery in Downtown Calgary founded by Janine Vangool and Deidre Martin has now expanded to include a blog, books, paper goods, and a quarterly magazine. If you haven't visited their blog yet, it's a fantastic source for inspiration. We found this sweet work studio in Australia submitted by one of their readers Jodi who plans using her space for bookbinding, sewing, and creating. More photos and links after the jump!


A bookbinding station sits in the corner next to Ikea's Vika Gruvan/Vika Artur table. Above it, an long floating Lack shelf holds other supplies, and clever use of Ikea's Dignitet curtain wire holds inspiring photos and drawings. The filing cabinet wallpaper are from Deborah Bowness.


We absolutely love Jodi's color palette and how it's used throughout the studio: The bright yellow of her Dutch door is used as an accent color within the space, mainly for her filing cabinet labels and storage (looove her vintage suitcases mixed in with traditional organizer boxes). A nice muted grey is painted on the interior of the bottom shelves and matches perfectly with a set of boxes below in addition to her chair and the wallpaper. Warm brown tones--especially from her suitcases and vintage clock--give the space personality; and the white of all the large furniture pieces make this small space feel open while keeping everything organized.


Two levels of Lack shelves offer space for treasures as well as anchoring lighting. Similar lights: Ikea's Clamp Spotlight.


A whimsical wall decal of a mouse outside of his home is subtle and charming. Available at Etsy shop, MonkeyThreads.


Want to see more photos of Jodi's studio? Check out Uppercase here.

[ Photos via Uppercase ]

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