4.17.2010

The Beauty of Work



Work.
Hmm...not the first thing I think of
when I say the word 'Beauty' out loud.

Of course, work can be beautiful.
If your work is the thing you LOVE.
Maybe even the thing you love to do most.



I am still struggling myself
about work.
I know what I love to do most,
but to find work in 'the creative area' isn't that simple...



I admire people who to their work with LOVE,
whatever job they may have.
But of course, I love creative jobs the most
and people with creative jobs inspire me endlessly.



Those people often
have the most beautiful work spaces...

I felt inspired to post about work
and work spaces
because of this amazing post by Nadinoo.

Tommy from the lovely This is Naive,
photographed her during her working process...









I also think it's very important
to take break when working.
But more important is to spoil yourself
when taking a break.





I'd really LOVE to know
about your work!
What kind of work do you do,
do you love it?

What is your dream job?




This is also
a very interesting post
about a dream job and
also the negative sides of that dream.



(Photo credits:
1&2, 3, 4, 9, 10, others unknown.
Please help me with the credits, if you can. Thank you.)

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27 comments:

Giovanna ♥ said...

Very inspiring! I try to keep my working space as creative as possible. Thanks for sharing these ideas :)
xoxo
Giovanna
www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

Missa said...

Oh, I love those Nadinoo photos. That does look like a dream job!

Being a full-time mama is my current work and though it can be insanely frustrating, I do love it, I suppose creating and raising a little person could be considered about as creative as it gets, eh?

I was a scientist before, I worked in a lab, it was very interesting in its own way and I'll probably go back to it at some point but the thought of having a job that a beautiful inspiration board plays into does seem like such a dream :)

Elizabeth Johnson said...

Lovely thoughts! I am a nanny right now (a post on that part of my life can be found here: http://elizabethlanell.blogspot.com/2010/04/work.html) just while I am in school, but I hope to be teaching elementary school in a few short years. I think working with children offers abundant opportunities for creativity and fun, and I hope my classroom will be as inspiring and beautiful as some of these photos you have posted. It is very important to love what you do for a living, at least most of the time!

deryik said...

im a researcher, yet not in the field i want to work in. my dream job would be working for an environmental ngo for some development projects, that's what i studied. quite dorky, i know, but then my table would be filled with little pics of natural beauty :) in my current office, im keeping such photos on my desk, just to remind myself that i have to quit and find my dream job as soon as possible.

Bonito said...

Agree 100%.

Bonito said...

thx Mila!!
I will be here more often!

Clare said...

Very inspiring post!

I still don't know what I want to do when I leave uni... I'm on a placement year at the moment and just enjoying doing internships and freelance plus working on my blog. I like work!

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x

OneCraftyFox said...

Very inspiring work spaces indeed, and those treats look delicious!

Happy weekend :)

Emi Troy said...

This post is amazing! Very inspiring! Love it!

xx EMi

THEGIRLWITHTHEMASK.blogspot.com

~Abby~ said...

Wow, those job pictures look dreamy!!!! :)
xx,
~Abby~

muchlove said...

what wonderful workspaces. I really need to get an inspiration board. I think it would make working from home feel a lot more inspiring. I occasionally do design work from home, but I'm actually in the midst of a crazy job hunt looking for something permanent to pay the bills :(

P.S. to answer your question as to what bubble tea is, it's a cold tea drink from Taiwan. They usually have lots of different fruity flavours, and they have little "pearls" (like jelly) inside. Really yummy! Maybe you can hunt some down in Netherlands! :)

The Drifter and the Gypsy said...

ah, i love these work spaces! i wish mine was worthy of photographing-i should probably clean it up speaking of it...

i think that if you have a true passion, an obsession almost for something, you will be successful in whatever your ambitions are.

rachel! said...

gosh, i am so torn right now between continuing my study of accounting or pursuing graphic design and photography.... this makes me want to do art!

Nina said...

This work space is amazing! And from what I saw, the clothes are sweet and beautiful too...

Nathalie said...

Ik weet eigenlijk niet zo goed wat mijn droombaan is, vooral omdat wat ik wil niet echt een naam heeft. Wat ik wel weet is dat ik van schrijven, fotografie, eten, reizen en lezen houd. Ik hoop dat ik die passies op een dag weet te combineren. Eigenlijk wil ik gewoon "leven" en daarmee geld verdienen.

Rose said...
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Rose said...

Oh I absolutely love these! I keep a folder on my desk top of beautiful spaces in homes, getting ready to furnish my own dream house one day!
~Rose
www.theskytheykeep.blogspot.com

oh, hello friend. said...

what a pretty pretty collection of work space photos! it'd be so fun to be a designer. i would definitely love to style window displays for anthropologie ;) happy sunday!

xo.

Nadinoo said...

What a beautifully inspiring post, so delighted to be part of it.
Love Nadinoo x

chelsea jade said...

i absolutely love love love your new header!

this year i decided to work at achieving my creative goals so i went on hiatus from art school (a really hard decision) where i felt i was just tredding water and vowed to a) explore a part of the world i have never been and b) record a solo album

i feel much more satisfied and accomplished after a hard day's work doing something i utterly love (making music) instead of doing something i don't believe in. I have come to realise that it is far more important than trying to make loads of money.

creativity is worth the risk!




x
chelsea jade

chelsea jade said...

i absolutely love love love your new header!

this year i decided to work at achieving my creative goals so i went on hiatus from art school (a really hard decision) where i felt i was just tredding water and vowed to a) explore a part of the world i have never been and b) record a solo album

i feel much more satisfied and accomplished after a hard day's work doing something i utterly love (making music) instead of doing something i don't believe in. I have come to realise that it is far more important than trying to make loads of money.

creativity is worth the risk!




x
chelsea jade

Patries said...

zo mooi, doet me denken aan de kunstacademie, daar heeft iedereen ook zijn eigen werkplek en hebben ze hun wand behangen met inspiratie

kerri said...

this is such a beautiful post lady. i am a writer first and foremost but this doesn't pay for pretty sun dresses and chamomile tea so i am training to be a steiner school teacher. that was such a huge decision for me as i always just assumed i would decide to do a phd and work in a university on a very good wage. however, as the beautiful chelsea jade has said, it is so much more important to be happy with what you spend your day doing than doing a job you hate so you can make lots of money. xxxxx

The Noisy Plume: said...

Gorgeous gorgeous post!

I actually have found my dream job. I'm a full time silversmith. It's work that makes me very happy.

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

Like you I'd also love to do something I love for work... my current work couldnt be further away from my dreamjob... but the conditions are really good. They let me work parttime and from home and the money is quite good... so it makes it quite difficult to jump and start doing something more... ME. I am hoping to own my own company one day hopefully selling beautiful clothes or doing something with babies.... :) Every girls dream I guess.
Anyway that last pic is one of my favorite quotes... it is originally from the book "Thousand things to see before you die".

Thanks for this pretty post!
Have a great sunday!
XXX

http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

abigail's treasure said...

such a difficult dilema, but isn't incredible if affects so many of us? why is it so hard to take that leap and pursue the dream job we always wished for?

I studied textiles, now working in merchandising for a major retailer but would love a more creative job in textiles. but knowing where to start and how to take the first leap from a place of security is very difficult. For now I just fill up my blog with inspiration.

best of luck to you :)

abigail

Jen said...

I am an art student too and I will be in the creative field in the future. I think i found my passion. I transfered from business to art in my fourth year in college, so that definitely delayed graduation date up to three years, but knowing finally what I love to do is what matters right? I do agree, most artist have the most beautiful work place. I did a post on my blog about studio too. I love reading studio visits or artists' work progress. I like your blog, keep it up!