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.