Like so many of you, we became working-from-homers overnight. This involved quick makeovers of spare rooms, furniture rearranging, dusting and general prettifying. On the plus side: We get to look at our colleagues’ homes during web meetings.
Creative director Astrid:
“The beautiful magnolia tree outside the window of my new office – aka the ironing room – brings me a lot of solace. I didn’t have a desk at home before; I always used the dining table. I take home pine cones and pretty sticks I find on my walks, and put them in front of the window.”
Creative director Irene:
“It took me just one day to transform my ‘random stuff room’ into the best workspace in the house (where I take the occasional meditative moment to arrange the books by color). I just have to make sure my resident adolescents don’t steal my new home office…”
Managing editor projects Caroline:
“I used to work from home for the biggest part of the week anyway, but I did add the ‘Let’s Stay Home’ garland above my desk. When we included the garland in the fourth edition of the Flow Book for Paper Lovers Special a few years ago, we had no idea that it would ever be this relevant.”
Online editor Bente:
“I suspect that my cats Cor and Moos like my home office more than I do. When I chase one of them off the desk, the other one jumps on. Which is just great during video calls.”
“I primarily work at the dining table. Perhaps surprisingly, having an episode of Friends on in the background helps me concentrate: I know all the episodes pretty much off by heart so I don’t even have to look at the screen.”
- Read what we made from home in issue 36.