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Managing creative environment

Japanese artist’s Kyoichi Tsuzuki’s home and office in Tokyo. Tsuzuki is an artist, journalist, editor, art curator, nightclub designer, book publisher and latterly, photographer, he has made it his life’s mission to reveal and define creativity as it manifests itself outside ‘high’ or mainstream culture (The Photographers' Gallery, 

Abigail Ahern is now heralded as  one of the hottest designers in the UK. She works with the interiors, furniture and decotation, brand development. She is known for glamorous and multilayered, colourful style (

Artist‘s studios and the whole environment is creative, if they feel the lack of ideas they cam grab anything they need from the shelf and start generating ideas. The environment is also very personal, collection of books, journals, toys, decorations, stationery, paintings, artwork, computers – everyting we can see is useful, everything seems to have place in almost overloaded interiors. Memories, new stuff, information, they just have to grab it if they need any of these, but every single thing is important, nothing is there wothout a purpose. Collection of books also help to generate new ideas, to rest from old work, to charge yoursef. It gives more cosiness to the room, more intimacy and artistic mess. Maybe for other people half of the stuff could seem to be totally unuseful rubbish, but in the artist‘s hands it becomes more than this, it becomes start point of ideas, of job, it becomes inspiration and grows into something huge, something that you can not be apathetic.

For a little peek into artist‘s working places and inspiration:

Restating problems


Horacio Salinas – amazing artist, a conceptual still life photographer, currently based in New York. His work is stunning, surprising, full of research and is very gamesome. The artist looks at things in an unconventional way, he creates the whole story from the most simple things, solves problems in most unbelievable ways and his works can have so many meanings,  for example the Feather spray can. For ones it can seem as a graffiti art promotion, for others it can tell the story about harmless paint, about the love between spray and the wall, story about flying.. His work is designed for the visually-thinking man, for a smart, intellectual viewer, who could understand a metaphor and irony in his works. Every single peace is inspiring, it makes you think of how has he actually came to this conception, how has he stated and restated the problem? It looks amazingly simple, but at the same time you understand that it might take ages to create such a picture. The works are extremely technical, inspirational and contemporary. Composition, lightning, placing  of things, every single object has it‘s place, form and meaning. Works are not overcrowded, we can say they are minimalistic. Unpretentious background of the picture lets the viewer concentrate on the main object, which is carefully chosen and integrated into the whole concept. His work is not just to be admired yet to be challenged. It makes you think, makes you want to create something your own, something simple, but stunning.

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