I’m lucky. I can work from pretty much anywhere, whether a remote mountain lodge, a secluded beach cabin or a plush seven star hotel. What I do need are big windows with a view along with books and tunes to inspire. A flow of fresh air too and in an ideal world, nature and art all around me.
Finding an every day ‘office’ that ticked all these boxes was proving difficult so I built my own… my own creative space to edit, have conversations, find inspiration, be challenged and last but not least, to chill! Somewhere without traffic jams, elevator queues and parking wardens, somewhere with real coffee on tap and a fridge at arms length.
Studio//73 is what it’s called… my place to play and be creative… and a place for my buddies to use when they need to escape the corporate cubicle and have a break from the old routine. I left the corporate rat race for many reasons… the lack of an inspiring workspace was certainly one of them.
In creating Studio//73, I wanted to minimise our ecological footprint, which meant recycling old materials as much as possible. The shell is an old shipping container aka KKTU709876, now wrapped in old scaffolding planks and the Eames chair was a write-off from one of my clients.
The place has been designed around unpolished RAW storytelling with fine quality details. The artifacts and collectables all hold stories and have travelled the world with me. My book and magazine collection is forever a source of inspiration and reference for clients. The next step will be to take Studio//73 off the grid and run it purely on solar power, using the Goal Zero Yeti 1250 as a base.
Studio//73 stands for many things but ultimately it conveys how I work, rock and shoot.
One day, just one day, I would love to create a second one and call it ‘The Wilderness Project’. Do another container refurb but this time on wheels so I can head out to nature and work from the most remote and random places. I’d make it available to others too, somewhere to break the daily routine and help fuel fresh ideas.