monday mess : a workspace


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sometimes the messier the better?  yes?  i love a space that looks worked in.  especially when there is creative work involved.  my eyes find no offense or annoyance in this kind of chaos.  i’m only left with curiosity and interest.  i’d like nothing more than to comb over every little bit of something or anything in this space.  i’m certain there are a lot of stories hidden in the papers, the paint and the piles.

do you think you your papers or piles say anything about you?

images / loveology



  • Danielle
    Commented on April 22nd, 2013 at 5:58am

    If we are to leave our papers in neat, little piles, it’s likely we don’t often go through them, hardly ever shuffle them around in a frenzy looking for that particular sheet. As such, I think a “worked in” space like this shows dedication to and passion for the work at hand.

  • Trina
    Commented on April 22nd, 2013 at 8:47am

    couldn’t agree more! xo. t

  • Whitney
    Commented on April 22nd, 2013 at 9:58am

    I think one of the most beautiful features of a workspace is the way it’s perfectly disheveled. It shows that there’s life and breath and creativity that blooms there and that it is a loved space. I find it harder to track down a particular item without knowing that’s it’s somewhere under a stack of papers. It’s the thrill of the hunt. And it keeps that creative juice flowing!

  • Trina
    Commented on April 22nd, 2013 at 10:41am

    well said! my dad told me that my grandpa always said a messy desk is sign that work is getting done ;) xo . t

  • Nancie Nelson Bartly
    Commented on April 22nd, 2013 at 9:58am

    Haha! Right now my piles would say ” You better figure out what insurance company you are going with BY THURSDAY or both the house and cars will be uninsured.” Sometimes my piles are more entertaining. I do have one pile that says “Let’s draw.” And another that says “Sew me”.
    But mostly it seems the piles I have these days are “put me in a file ” piles.
    O yes! and I have EIGHT HUGE PILES right now of dirty laundry.
    I like the piles you have pictured better….

  • Trina
    Commented on April 22nd, 2013 at 10:40am

    i went through about 5 piles of laundry yesterday…. no fun and the kids have already made another load to be done. i think your “let’s draw” and “sew me” piles sound fun! xo . t

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