I’m a big advocate of creating your own creative space to work in… building an environment that inspires you, energises you and optimises your productivity, somewhere with a home for all your personal stuff with walls filled with doodles, art and inspiring messages.
My previously workspace, where I turned a boring white square room into a really awesome log cabin, had set the pace. I love RAW and the idea of re-using materials.
This time I took it up a notch by converting a second hand 20ft sea container into a studio | office | creative hub | temple | man cave… whatever you wanna call it. For me it’s heaven… the former Kawasaki aka KKTU709876 is wrapped in old scaffolding planks and customised with a huge window and two big French doors that stay open most of the year. Lots of natural light, lots of oxygen and no shortage of birds singing in the garden. I extended the patio with an outside work space for the cooler winter months. The inside has been kept as is, with a self built wooden work station, book cabinet, comfy chairs and all sorts of miscellaneous stuff I’ve collected on my travels.
Post summer, when the AC gets put on silent, I hope to run the studio off the grid, powering it only by solar energy. I’ve been eying up some great products from Goal Zero. I already use their mobile Yeti400 on gigs and love their range of products.
I haven’t decided on the final name for this space yet. I’m loosely playing with Studio//73 but am open to ideas! Please shout if something comes to mind…
As with all my personal work, I hope to inspire others to step out the box and follow their dreams. If you need any contacts or advice, I’m more than happy to help. Nothing beats creating your own creative space and in the process, taking positive steps to help save our environment.