March 5th, 2017
I can’t stop moving things around.
Not long ago I shared photos of my home office, but lately I have been rearranging some furniture as well as assembling some new stuff…
this is the outcome!
One of my mail goals was to be able to clear our some desk space so that I could actually use it for what it’s meant; I was able to do it, and by placing the storage unit right next to it was a convenient option: I can now keep the sewing machine on top of it, and quickly move it without too much trouble as soon as I need it.
In the drawers I keep filming equipment, crafting items and fabrics, so that I can have everything accessible depending on what I’m up to.
I really wish to change my chair for something more comfortable, but for now I simply decided to reupholster it myself – if you can call it that – by pushing out the cushion and covering it with some fabric I had. It’s not ideal, but better than the floral pattern from before.
A few people don’t really understand why I would need a room just to myself in the place I live in, and probably I could do without it, but it’s so much easier to have all the projects you work on in just one space, all together.
Lately I have been focusing on the Spring & Summer clothing line, and have been making some great progress: when I was in Italy I was able to meet with the owner of a textile industry and browsed through his fabrics in the showroom. I selected two in particular for this line, and got some inspiration for the winter line as well!
The samples you see above give you a feel of where I’m going with this next collection, although we have a lot more fabrics and some are only there for inspiration. My team and I are pushing harder as we want really unique stuff, and because of that this line will need a bit longer to be done, but it will be worth it!
Nearby my desk I propped this bed springs which works as a mood and memo board, where I pin all kinds of stuff (you may have noticed it in my latest travel video).
I featured this new clothing rack on my Instagram cause I was extremely excited when it came. I have been wanting to be able to include all the clothing pieces I’ve ever made from my passed lines, and this is just big enough (and looks so pretty).
I realised I use white and pastels a lot, but my next line is called “Limone”, so expect acid yellow, black, white and green to be the main colours.
And finally, the biggest addition to the room, and the main reason why I moved everything around: this massive unit is actually made of two sideboards, which took me forever to assemble.
I’m honestly in love with how it looks, cause I wanted a more gender neutral piece with an industrial vibe, but everything available was always too dark to fit with my colour palette.
This also fits right in between the two windows, and gives me a ton of space where to keep all my stuff – some exposed, and some neatly tucked away.
I had these 3 posters by James Brown for a while and never knew where to place them in the room, but on top of this furniture they look just right.
So, what do you think? 🙂
On another note, I have been sick on my stomach for 4 days now, just when I though it was all getting better, and can’t really leave the house, so that’s why I’m trying to keep myself busy in here. Luckily I managed to sneak out one morning, when I felt good enough, to film today’s video, but after that my stomach has had a breakdown and I’m just here, mostly reading.
I tried to call the doctor this morning, but no answer (maybe cause it’s a Sunday) but I’m seeing my nutritionist in about a week so maybe she will be able to tell me what’s happening to me.
I really don’t mean to worry you, I will definitely be okay, but wanted to warn you in case it takes me a bit longer than usual to put out a video or blog posts in the following days. In the meantime, if you have any good tv shows or movies to recommend, please do!