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, http://www.photonet.org.uk/index.php?pxid=129).
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 (http://www.atelierabigailahern.com/).
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: http://www.theselby.com