The fab Brooklyn home and studio of a creative duo

Recently I've shown quite a few makers' spaces. Having made the leap from the corporate world to starting my own business at home (tea, toast and laptop in bed on a snowy day - now you're talking!), I am intrigued by the worlds of others who combine their living and work space. Today's art-filled Williamsburg warehouse in Brooklyn is home and studio to creative duo Jessica Barensfeld and Simon Howell and cat Kooks. Jessica (a jewelry designer) and Simon recently founded Lynn & Lawrence - a shop dedicated to selling hand-knit alpaca and wool hats. The light, airy loft, beautifully captured by Emily Johnston, is adorned with surf boards, large-leaved plants and handmade pieces for a truly inspiring, characterful environment.

Home-owner: Jessica Barensfeld and Simon Howell / Lynn & Lawrence. Photographer: Emily Johnston (with kind permission). For: Urban Outfitters Blog.

Could you work/ live here?

What does your work space look like?

Although I love working from home, my ultimate dream is to share a creative work space. Is there anyone with the same dream? Or perhaps you're already there? Some of my favourite studios include this collaborative workspace in Brooklyn, the light-filled studio of Camille Styles and the industrial style atelier of Love Warriors. One day...!

For those of you looking for home office, atelier, and studio inspiration - there's a ton more inspiration here. Who needs open plan anyway?!

It's never wrong to take time to pour over a few converted warehouse homes too!
 If you'd rather think about anything but work today check out this camper-van / trailer with an unbelievable twist! Something for the summer holidays?!

Have a lovely day!


  1. Someone really like surfing here =), looking really perfect!
    I like all the plants there, bringing nature to homes..


  2. What a woderful bohemian og organic/green apartment! So livly:D

  3. thank you so much for beautiful inspiration!!!! We live in 1800 house and we are doing some work in the kitchen so we can enjoy light and the view of the city and the st-laurence river. Have a beautiful day. Spring is finally here in Quebec and the sky is full of goose ... Hey!

    1. Oh wow, what a view! I love spring sunshine and the sound of geese flying over head (we got lots here in Southern Sweden too - although probably not as many as you!! I'd love to visit Canada one day.

  4. I am an artist/stylist, I have a large studio at home which I am currently redoing, I love blogs like this to help give me inspiration, and to see how other creatives live/work. Thanks!

    1. So great you find it inspiring. I am sure you're studio will be lovely! Make sure you send over pictures!

  5. OH...and I am so jealous of the gorgeous drawing table soooooo beautiful!!!

  6. so many plants! love this place! <3

  7. boy, is this an inspirational environment! Thanks for sharing it-


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