5.24.2010

studio




photos by Jennifer Sarkilahti

I have some really exciting news to share!  Well, I don't know if it's exciting for you, but it's definitely exciting for me.  I'm moving my office out of my apartment into a new studio space!  This is the beginning of a new chapter for Wiksten, and I couldn't be happier.  I can't wait to start going to work every day, away from all the distractions of home (cats, dirty dishes, etc).  I'll miss those cats for sure, but their attempts to foil my work flow will no longer be a threat!  Working in a big space with lots of light will be a dream come true.  I can see myself being much more productive, and now I'll be able to hire an intern. 

The space is just a walk across the park from me, and it's part of an enclave of artists studios that surround a lovely little garden.  I can feel a calming and cheery atmosphere there.  I really lucked into this space, which was last occupied by Dieppa Restrepo, the shoe company that makes beautiful oxfords.  Jennifer Sarkilahti of Odette rented the place, and I found out about it through her blog.  I'm so happy to be studio mates with her and to become part of a fun, inspiring work environment.

There's one space left in our shared studio, and Jennifer and I are looking for a third studio mate.  If you're interested, here's a link to the Craigslist ad.  You can see more photos on Lena's blog here too.

30 comments:

Jess said...

gorgeous new workspace! I love those windows, and all that light. How exciting!

Maggie said...

Congratulations Jenny! This space looks absolutely beautiful, such an inspiring home for new creations. I hope indeed that this helps Wiksten continue to grow--I can't wait to see the new things that come out of this workshop!

anneemall said...

Wow, things are looking great! Exciting indeed.

ampersandity said...

very cool. love all that natural light (it's my theory that natural light helps you be more productive)!

ellybeth said...

i cannot wait to see it!!!! these pictures are amazing. again, congrats.

elena gold said...

yeah!!! congratulations jenny! this put a big smile on my face. I'm excited for this new chapter of wiksten!

Darling Dexter said...

so awesome! congrats :) can't to see where you go from here!

jeana sohn said...

i'm jealous! it looks like a great space and having jennifer as a studio mate sounds amazing. two super talented girls!

eve said...

i am so happy for you jenny!

Fashion Monstre said...

wow wow wow so so SOOO goregous!!

Jill Wignall said...

you're so lucky! And it's the same place as those photos on lena's blog! So lovely.

Owls go hoot said...

this is so great! the space looks so bright...just waiting for all your lovely designs!

Flora said...

Congratulations! What a lovely space you have now :) Happy work in there!

gretchen said...

looks like every artists dream come true! you could put a kitty litter box in the corner!.. ermm maybe not.
well done and most enviable. go wiksten GO!

Handmade said...

Awesome space - WOW!

Periwinkling said...

Congratulations, Jenny! And it's so great that it's so close to your home - so it's going to work, but not really that far, which is so great. And the creative environment sounds wonderful!
Btw, I really enjoy your blog and awesome creations, and you inspire me to learn to sew properly. I wish I could afford some of your clothes, but I'm just a student and I'm also in Denmark, so that's two things against me :(
I think I will definitely take a class though, I really need some guidance. Your work is so inspiring, perfectly simple which enhances the subtle cuts, and impeccable finish. I hope to learn some of that one day :)
Wow, didn't mean for that to be a rant, but wanted to add it now that I'm de-lurking.
Good luck with your amazing light space!

red green vanilla said...

That is gorgeous, I love all the natural light!

UNIFORM Studio said...

congratulations Jenny -this is such great news! You are going to love your new space and "going to work". :)

kristen said...

that is so fantastic! congratulations!

caroline said...

wow, such a great space! congrats, jenny!

Ann said...

That IS exciting! I know what you mean about cats...mine thinks a running sewing machine is her own personal playground.

erica-knits said...

Wow, Jenny the space looks amazing. Congrats! So many great things are going to come out of this. :) Can't wait to see them.

Masha said...

Congratulations! I'd love to see the studio when you're in. All best!

shimandsons said...

Jenny! Your new studio space looks amazing!! Hope to visit you there this year!!

Lissa said...

this sounds amazing! hope it all works out for the best!

(also, please let us know about intern opportunities, please?!)

schorlemädchen said...

Oh Jenny, how exciting. What a wonderful looking studio. I am so curious what you are going to create in this amazing looking space : )

sandra said...

congratulations, it must be so amazing! i moved my work from home to my studio last fall and it was the best i could do :)

Regina said...

Your studio looks amazing. Congratulations!

sunkentreasure said...

How exciting! curious to see more pictures of you be creative in it :-)

Prudence said...

Lucky to have space shared, one becomes lonely working solo at home. Artists vibes feed good energy and conducive for creativity. Congratulations and luck with your new work space.