{at the office | spring things : a day out of the office}




. . . p and i were watching a program one evening awhile ago, about the theory of technological singularity, i.e. “human biological enhancement or brain-computer interfaces”, or simply put, the [rather sci-fi] notion that one day, our brains will be melded with computers, and p likes to tease that it has already happened to me, as am always & forever attached to one device or another; and so, in an renewed effort to achieve a work/life balance, this week began a little differently . . .


. . . instead of spending the day at the office, most of the day was spent, instead, outdoors in the late-spring sun — a late lunch and a leisurely walk through old neighbourhoods and pretty parks, a stop by a favourite café to sit at the carerra marble tables for two on the terrace overlooking the cityscape, only stopping to check the iphone once or twice . . .




{p.s.} but of course, one must return to the office eventually, and it is always lovelier to work in a space that’s light & bright and filled with flowers, beautiful artwork, and most certainly, bits of gold, as in these photographs sent along by dallas of her new office . . .


[images: photography by alison conklin for dallas shaw]

13 Notes
  • katie ukrop said...

    so fun to see my friend’s antlers on your blog… Daniel Crawford, from Richmond, VA, is the artist that creates those beautiful resin antlers.

  • Anonymous said...

    Where are the White chest of drawers with the silver studs from? I am in love.

  • michaela at the gardener’s eden — hello! how lovely to hear from you again, and how have missed your visits — strolling and picnicing sound delightful — hopefully a chance this weekend? and yes! here’s to balance xo

  • anonymous — certainly — apologies for the delay — has been hectic around here — the painting was done by dallas herself

  • Anonymous said...

    Please could you tell who the artwork in the first picture is by? Thank you!!

  • Oh wow – the whole office. I’d take the flowers alone though!!

  • Beautiful

  • This is my dream workspace! x

    Kate {Something Fabulous}

  • Wow those images are just gorgeous! I love the idea of making your office bright and cheery… you don’t have to dread going to the office everyday!!

  • Ah yes. Sounds as if we are all struggling with work/life balance these days. How I long for an entire day spent riding bicycles, strolling through the orchards and enjoying a picnic on a sun-dappled blanket. Perhaps, after the spring rush passes, that time will come. Until then, it was nice to take a break and enjoy your blog after so many months of being far too busy to take more than a quick peek.
    Here’s to balance! xo M

  • Anonymous said...

    where and who and what is that pretty art peice?

  • Beautiful images!

  • SO pretty!!

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