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Friday, 22 January 2010


I was cycling back to my studio this afternoon after checking on a couple projects that started this year when I happened to see one of my clients walking by. I pulled over for a quick catch-up chat (sometimes it's these little interactions that really make my day), and as I cycled on, I glanced up and saw this building. It houses Coexistence - a company that sells iconic furniture pieces and designer products. I must have passed it a  hundred times, but as I rarely look up when cycling around the city (for obvious reasons), this extension was a pleasant surprise.

I love that this building is quietly distinguished in a way that doesn't upstage those around it. How great would it be to have that space as your office? The changing light and views of the city would have to be an inspiring backdrop to the working day.

What is the view outside your window?


  1. Gorgeous building without a doubt....reminds me of older townhomes i used to walk passed in NYC when i lived there. I bet it would be QUITE INSPIRATIONAL to have an office there...maybe one day... Outside my window? Is my backyard, it's big & very private...surrounded by Oleanders. :)

    Jen Ramos
    'Cards & Prints You'll Love...'

  2. I think I'd pick the big backyard surrounded with Oleanders over a city skyline but it would be a tough call... So, Jen, I had a look at your website and you produce the loveliest things! On your 'about me' page, is that an image of your office - white desk with grey walls? It's wonderful; you have a real eye. Thank you for stopping by, I can see your products in my space in the the very near future... H

  3. Hi Heather,

    Oh, how I love this photo! When I moved back to the states after living in Europe for almost 6 years, I lived above my own store for almost 5 years and I loved it. I just walked down the stairs to the street and pop into my store.

    I envy you being able to cycle around town so much. I miss that. You have such a lovely town.

    Here is a link to my little apartment above the store. As you can see, I did it old world. The space was small but I loved it.

    Your blog is just wonderful and I always enjoy popping in now and again. All my best

  4. Oh wow! I love the way the doorways have been celebrated in that apartment - and the collection of plates on the wall is thought provoking.

    I was talking about you to another well known blogger - Holly Becker of Decor8 (she set up the flickr styling group where I found you) and a few people piped up and mentioned your well loved shop, which I found to be quite heart warming. Clearly, talent and generosity travel far these days. I wish I had seen it.

    Thank you for you lovely words, I am chronically behind in my blog posts - things are changing, business wise (and for the better) and so I'm finding it difficult to think/talk about anything else without giving too much away.

    It was so nice of you to pop by, I'll see you round yours, soon.



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