THE HOME OFFICE + SOME

Hello! It has been quite a vile since I had a chance to get a post up… This is mostly because of work – but also because my extra curriculum activities/plans are taking up more and more of my time. One of the plans is tightly connected to my love of photography – and I finally had a chance to bring some new equipment into my home/home-office. I have a list of things to finish off this month, and the getting of new equipment can now be removed from the list – oh the joy. So, new to the family is now the absolutely gorgeous Nikon D600, the amazing Nikkor 50mm f/1.4, Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 & Nikkor 28mm f/1.8. And right now – I feel like I am not in need of much more – those babies are going to keep me happy for years to come – no doubt about it… I’ve spent the two last days doing random test shoots around my town – and I am swooning… The H does not understand what I am going on about – but hey – I don’t understand all of the architect mumbling he brings to the table… Still I engage him in it and let him go on for hours (one of my better girlfriend traits if you ask me) – I find everything interesting – even if I don’t understand it! I’ll add a couple of the test shots in the beginning of the post before I get to the inspiration bit. Today is actually about me having to extend my home office! We have a spare bedroom in the house, or a guest bedroom if you like… But it is not used to the extent that it feels right to leave it with just a bed in it… So we have decided that it will be office space for me, for the periods when I’m not at work… I have a job that means I’ll be away for 2/3 days at a time, but then I come home and I have a week where I am left to my own devices… Being quite a productive soul – who would have thought – I spend a lot of time creating projects for my self.

One of the projects has moved from being a vague dream into becoming more of a goal – and it is making its way into becoming a reality… I’ll get back to you on what that is at a later stage… What this means is that I now wake up at 6 on my days off (when the H is getting ready to head off to work) and make myself work a full day at home – till the H comes back home. I made a nice little work area in our bedroom – but I don’t use it… There is something about the bedroom being used for sleep and relaxation that doesn’t make me want to work in there… So I end up sitting in the livingroom or at the kitchen table doing my research/work. So now I have made it a goal to use the spare room as an office at home – and when we have guests I’ll just avoid my work as much as possible. So from now on I’ll wake up – do a coffee run (to the kitchen nook) and then head to work (less than 2 meters away from the kitchen nook) – this will get me from sleep mode to work mode in no time. At least that is the idea. And the other thing is the fact that there is heaps of space in there – so all my equipment and gear will fit in perfectly!

So let’s get to the visual input! Firstly, here are some shots taken over the last two days (hope it makes you realize why I adore my new gear):

Tipi – taken with D600 50mm f/1.4

Some lovely florals taken with D600 28mm f/2.2

More flowers – this time out and about in the rain, taken with D600 85mm f/1.8

The H in a dome of green taken with D600 28mm f/1.8

Another one of The H – love how the umbrella fades away, taken with D600 85mm f/1.8

A bit of our town taken with D600 28mm f/1.8

If you want to check out more of my images you can do so here. Ps. if you’re on Flickr, add me or give me a shout – always looking for gorgeous photography to drool over!

Now – let’s have some office visual input – here are some of the images that gets me beyond over excited about creating the perfect home office happen! ENJOY!

I absolutely adore the storage solution in this office – I am a storage freak! via

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I’ve got the Ferm basket – now I just need the rest of this office… via

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I am swooning over that cabinet in the back – the chairs are a given – but that cabinet is going on my to-get-list! via

All I know is that I want a space that is made for me – a place that makes me feel creative and organized at one time… I want bursts of colour but at the same time I want a space that is clean and crisp… I guess all I can do is go out – get inspired – make it my own!

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