Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Kassia St Clair: shedworker

This lovely two bay modular garden room from 3rdSpace is the south London garden office of  design journalist and author Kassia St Clair. There's an excellent interview with Kassia on the 3rdSpace site here about her work, but here's a couple of key snippets about her shedworking life:
Firstly, the detachment is very important. I’m very distractible – when I work in the house the stuff I find to do is endless, from re-organising clothes and kitchen drawers to sourdough baking! Particularly when working on a book project, I need to come away to a space that is wholly mine, that I feel completely in control of. I have space in here for everything I need. The act of coming into here (the world’s shortest commute!) into a space that is calming and soothing is very conducive to working.

For me, the shed is the right space to get something done in. When things are really busy just before a deadline I get up at 5.30am, come in with a coffee, and work through until 11 or midnight with just a few short breaks for meals and walking the dog and so on. That’s maybe why I occasionally move the furniture around, I spend a lot of time in here.

Photographs: Beth Davis

Tuesday posts are sponsored by Garden Spaces, suppliers of contemporary garden buildings, offices, gyms and studios, many of which do not require planning

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