Lately I've been parked on the couch with my laptop purring away, as it acts as a space heater for my legs (not so bad in 20 degree weather, but it also has me worried enough to back everything up out of fear of a laptop meltdown). I am longing for the wide expanse of a creative counter. I want to look to my left and see my printer, scanner, file folders, magazine racks. I want to lean over to the right and reach my Pantone kits, index cards of quotes, and piles of inspirational tear sheets. I want a table to break out the Xacto knife and illustration pens. I need separate mood boards for all of my design and writing projects. I need some serious storage. I need my 3 year old to quit pulling the cord from my charging computer and trying to electrocute herself by chewing on it! (It actually delivers a small buzz when she puts it in her mouth—I TESTED it.)
Here is the current object of my inspirational affection. Modern, warm, bright:
What do you look for in a creative respite?
**Post edit: Does it make me a bad mom to say that I would subject my children to indefinite co-ed room sharing if it meant I had some creative space?