The Joy & Necessity of a Little Workshop

The Joy & Necessity of a Little Workshop

Tess Wilson
Oct 28, 2010

After years of working on projects on the floor, in bed, and at the dining table, I finally have a workspace of my very own — it's nothing fancy, but it's thrilling nonetheless.

The components are simple: a hand-me-down IKEA table from my friend Leah, tiny hooks for my camera cords, a serious surge-protected power-strip for the laptop, worklight, a camera charger, chipped Bodum pitchers full of pens, markers, scissors and the absolutely essential worklight — which nearly duplicates bright daylight. While all these elements are nice to have, what I'm most excited about is having a little spot, just for making things. The bright-white table reminds me of a blank sheet of paper — ready to be filled with any ideas I can come up with.

But can I confess something? I set this up about two weeks ago, and haven't used it yet! Sometimes it's nice to gaze at a new corner of your home until you're ready to step in, make a mess, and make it your own.

Image: Tess Wilson

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