I will have to admit to my bias immediately. I always aspire to be organized and I do a fairly good job, but I will never avoid clutter. I do have a cluttered mind. It is full of thoughts, ideas, questions, things I want to do and make, philosophical ideas and I crave knowledge. I love to learn, to read, to write, to paint and draw. I dabble in knitting and sewing and assorted DIY projects. I dream of a beautiful room to do this in, with a desk for my computer and a large work table. The room will be beautiful and organized and layered with colour and texture. A loft with exposed brick walls and large windows would be just perfect! I’m not going to find that in the small town where I live, on the west coast where brick buildings are vulnerable to earthquakes. SIGH….
So I dream and get inspired by the Stampington & Company publication Where Women Create. I am in love with the space belonging to Kristen Alber, owner of Found, a shop of found items for a funky home decor vibe. Alber is a self taught designer and owns the shop along with her husband. I could move right into the shop or her beautiful work space.
Alber is a proponent of organization and she does it beautifully with shelves layered with binders in a monochromatic cardboard colour scheme and various weathered containers. This is way beyond anything I will ever have, but the dream inspires me as I sit in my little beige carpeted apartment and scan the online MLS site for a home to buy.
Kristen Alber’s space on the cover of the winter issue.