I’m so happy to be part of this amazing competition and can’t wait to show you my work for challenge #1. However, this post is suppose to be about something else, right? It’s about showing you my studio: every designer’s creative cave. I have bad news though… I don’t really have one (even if I’m dying and praying for one, hihihi).
I live in a small apartment together with my best friend in Milan, so there’s no much space for me to really invade and consider a studio. Nonetheless, I’ve adapted (in the meanwhile that I can afford my own tiny space to work in… I do miss that) and have built a kind of NOMADIC STUDIO. ‘A what?’ you might all be thinking; it is a set of must-have materials and devices I need to be able to work, and that can easily be taken wherever I go (from the living-room to the bedroom, from Milan to Bogotá to anywhere in the world! – I wish! Travelling is one of my biggest passions so I try and dream of doing it as often as I can).
- my macbook pro (one of my babies o.O)
- sketchbook and plain white paper
- pencil, rubber
- black pens (various point sizes)
- colors (pencils, pens, markers, etc)
- iPad and stylus (with a scanning app installed)
- tape, scissors, glue
- iPhone/digital camera (not in the picture ’cause I was obviously using it – lol)
When I need (and can), I take a wall (or two) and turn it into an inspiration board. I use paper tape to attach magazine and/or catalogue cuts and materials I feel drawn to.
When I can’t use a wall, I just take books/magazines with me, collect some material samples (like flowers) and/or take pictures with my iPhone (or digital camera… whichever happens to be in my bag)
In conclusion, as much as I desire and dream of a studio, I can still explore, imagine and create from wherever I am; turning the place I’m in, into my temporary workshop
The studio will eventually come, and when it does… it’ll be my creativity temple!