Workspace of the Week: Inspired office

This week’s Workspace of the Week is ~bnhymn’s collections crafted office:

Multiple small objects can easily look cluttered when they are displayed, even when they are all on a similar theme. The reason I chose this week’s workspace is because although the tiny art prints are different from card to card, there is nothing cluttered about this collection. Working in this space would be extremely inspiring — not distracting — and that is something to be admired. I think the bright wall color helps the collection stand out and look more organized, but so is the overall arrangement of the pictures. I really think this is a great space.

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11 Comments for “Workspace of the Week: Inspired office”

  1. posted by Sam on

    That is very cool.

    What really makes it work is the aspect ratio: all those images are printed at almost 1:2, so they line up in nice geometric blocks with almost no effort. Makes me want to try it at home.

  2. posted by Ruth Hansell on

    I don’t care for it – all the different images compete for attention, and the only way to really look at any single image is to stand up and lean in close.

    I might do something like this in a smaller area and with a theme, like beach scenes or close ups of leaves or the like.

    Even though I see that it is purposeful and well laid out, it counts as visual clutter for me.


  3. posted by bnhymn on

    Wow, this was a wonderful surprise! Thanks very much, I’m certainly very happy with how it turned out.

    @Sam They certainly have a wow-factor when you walk into the room! You are right, the images are 9x19cm each with 1cm spacing between them all.

    @Ruth I can definitely see what you mean, but I personally find that they aren’t that distracting at all. They almost blend in when I’m concentrating on something else! Your idea sounds great, if you go with it I’d love to know!

  4. posted by Karen on

    I love it. I probably would have painted the wall a deep green, but i love the arrangement and the idea.

  5. posted by Dave P on

    That’s one heck of a cluttered wall.

  6. posted by Anita on

    I love the idea and the arrangement! And I’m in love with the orange 🙂

    My only comment is that, while the photos have a wow-factor as a group, none of them stands out individually. Which is great if they’re a bunch of random things you found cool and use for inspiration, but not very effective if you’re trying to showcase each image in its own right.

  7. posted by Kanta Lala on

    Ruth is spot on.

    There’s no consistency to the images. Not in color, theme, subjects or common elements. A mosaic like this on a wall is an intriguing idea, but the images displayed would need some common element to unify the design and bring some sense of harmony to it. Right now, the wall looks incredibly chaotic, and the fiery orange colour on the wall doesn’t help that impression.

  8. posted by Tabatha on

    this is awesome, i really like this idea. i’d kinda like to do that with one big picture cut into small pieces with a little bit of space between each piece like it is here.

  9. posted by Ruth Hansell on

    Hmm, seems like this is one of those things that you either like a lot or don’t like at all.

    @bnhymn, we’ve got our home on the market and hope to be moving soon. I might try an adaptation of your idea in my new home office, and will let you know.


  10. posted by Rady on

    Wow, this is uber cool!
    I want to do that for my room too 😛

  11. posted by Tania on

    Diggin the wall color for real, for real. I was beginning to think I was the only person in the world that doesn’t find all these non-color “neutrals” to be soothing. And orange is my fave color! 😀

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