24 November 2015

Designing my workspace

Today I am looking for ideas to style my workspace.

I have a home office that is currently full of boxes and very untidy. My plan is to make it into a beautiful study where it will be a pleasure to work, make art, and even do my accounting! : )

Following a friend's advice, I've decided to treat myself as a client and to give myself a proper consultation... It might sound a bit strange but I think I'll get the job done better this way!

So here is my step by step plan.
1. Define client profile
2. Define client's needs
3. Look for visual references
4. Create a moodboard and choose palette
5. Design space
6. Furnish room
7. Decorate and style

Over the next few months I'll update the blog as I progress towards my dream study (hopefully it won't take too long!).
Anyway. So far I have reached step 3.

Step 1.
Woman, 33 years old.
Job: Interior designer and Illustrator who works from home.
Relevant hobbies: sketching, jewellery making
Notes: tends to be untidy, has lots of art supplies and boxes of old cards

Step 2.
A tidy organized workspace.
Desk with space for laptop, lamp and space to draw
Bookcase with books and space for filing
Space for art work and art supplies, jewellery kit, photocamera, printer.
If possible fit in sofa bed or daybed.

Step 3.
I have been keeping an eye out for inspiration in magazines and online. Here is a peek of all the inspiring photos I'm gathering in a Pinterest folder to start getting a feel of my dream study.

SFgirlbybay via Pinterest

In my next post about my study I'll define the palette and create a moodboard.

So far I have a loose idea of the colour palette: black, white and pink. This choice is based on my personal taste and on a few items I have in my study that I want to keep. My bright pink laptop-stand, a black paint brush holder I received as a gift from a friend, my white desk and bookcase.

If you are also redecorating and styling your workspace you might like to read these articles:
Creating a girly and glam workspace on Stylemepretty

PS: I'll be working on a workspace 'for him' after I've finished my study!

PPS: remember how I like spotting cool design blogs! Well looking for photos for my sudio I found this lovely blog called SFgirlbybay. Worth a visit!

note: Photo credits and links under each photo. All photos via Pinterest.

8 September 2014

Pinboard fun and cool hooks

For anyone looking to accessorize a small hallway or room here are two objects I really love.

Pinorama, by French designer Inga Sempé

This perforated metal grid has a cork panel at the back so you can  pin cards, notes and postcards on it.  You can add a mirror, a small shelf, and a pen holder. It would go really well in a hallway, or above a desk, or even a sink!

Pinorama in blue

Pinorama in white

Hook by Danish designer Line Depping

Hook by Line Depping

Made of compressed ashwood, this minimalistic, original and multitasking hook is produced in several colours.

(By the way, I'm not sure why the yellow net bag had been left on the floor, but that's very cool too!)

PS: Some of Inga's work is now on show at the Design Museum Holon in Tel Aviv, as part of the collective exhibition 'GATHERING: from Domestic Craft to Comtemporary Process'.
Photos by Lou

22 August 2014

Monthly interview - intervista del mese

Now the Summer is coming to an end, LLD has got a project for the coming year.

There is going to be a monthly interview with designers, illustrators and photographers.

If you are a designer, illustrator, photographer, interior designer, and are interested in taking part, you can contact me at:


Looking forward to hearing from you!


Con l'avvicinarsi della fine dell'estate LLD sta per imbarcarsi sul suo progetto per il nuovo anno. 

Ci sara' una intervista al mese con designer, illustratori, fotografi.

Se sei un designer, illustratore, fotografo o architetto e sei interessato a partecipare puoi scrivermi a:


Ci sentiamo presto!


Time to dance

If you are a dancer, like dancing, like watching people dance, have a thing about ballerinas, or if you simply need a new clock, you are going to enjoy this post.

A few months ago I published a post about the Salone Satellite, where I was impressed by young German designer Maike Harde and her work.

Here is her latest creation, 'Time is dancing'!

A wall clock made with acrylic and ash wood, where a ballerina's legs and body swivel around telling you the time. As you can imagine, sometimes she is in rather uncomfortable positions, but other times she is elegantly performing dance moves and looks gracious. The idea is to merge the concept of movement with the concept of the passing of time.

The clock is produced by Klein&More.

Meike's work is on show until the 25th of October at the Design Museum Holon, Tel Aviv.

More about Meike on:


Photos in this post by Beam Studio (curtesy of Meike Harde).

22 June 2014

Sketchbook update!

I have just uploaded some photos of watercolours on my Tumblr sketchbook.

Care to take a look?