Friday, 20 April 2012
Although there hasn’t been much evidence of it so far, I do actually use this room to work in (well here and the kitchen table). For this purpose there is two desks, the wooden one is an old school teacher’s desk (complete with brass inkwell) – a gift from my father. The legs were painted some time ago, as the wood was a bit orange. The sewing machine is a permanent fixture (it used to be kept in a cupboard but I got fed up with taking it in and out, so this works well). The other desk is a glass top on trestle legs from Habitat – it houses the imac and typewriter. At one point there was just a single chair, but again I got fed-up with moving it to whichever desk I was using, so I bought another one to match.
Several other typewriters sit next to the desk, and the shelving holds a mix of both books, equipment and materials.