A little over a year ago, I wrote a post titled "Nesting" when I was preparing the space in my living room for the printing press that would soon be arriving. Since then, my press has moved-in and moved across the room (which required the assistance of two able-bodied men). Now, I find myself nesting once again, but this time the space is for me--in my new lavender office on the second floor of The Rose O'Neill Literary House.
My first day I brought Hermione (my baby blue Royal Futura) and a small potted succulent (a kalanchoe--that should be relatively difficult to kill) in with me. Both Hermione and the invincible, unnamed office plant live on a small window-side end table. But there are still lavender walls to be decorated. So I did a little shopping...
1. "Creative & Curious" screenprinted felt pennant
I discovered Uppercase magazine a couple months ago and fell in love with it almost immediately. I adore their motto: "a magazine for the creative and curious." So, when I decided I could afford to treat myself to a subscription (because of my new job), I threw a beautiful teal and orange, limited edition Uppercase pennant in the virtual shopping cart as well.
2. Pride and Prejudice alternative book cover illustration
I have admired Nan Lawson's illustrations & prints for a couple years now. They've just got so much character (excuse the pun). This seemed like the perfect excuse to indulge in some of my Etsy temptations.
2. Franny and Zooey alternative
book cover illustration
And then I thought, "Wouldn't these be better as a pair?" Two of my favorite books (granted I have quite a few of those). I like their stark contrast in atmosphere and personalities while sharing the same style and playful design sense.
I'm sure I'm still missing something absolutely essential for literary office happiness, but I don't know what it is yet. What else do I need here?