You may remember the early days of my studio planning. One of the first things Aby Garvey did with me was to help me understand how I use my studio...what tasks I perform there...and organize it in terms of zones. One zone that I have been looking forward to developing is my think zone.
What's a think zone? Well, in a nutshell it's a place where I can sit and plan and read and...well...think! Fortunately, my work requires me to do a lot of magazine reading, keeping up with trends. I was constantly behind in my reading and magazines were piling up unread. Aby helped me to organize my schedule so I can allot a certain amount of time each week to reading. That's when my think zone enters the picture.
I don't have my reading chair yet. But I do have the furniture in place where all the magazines will sit until I get to them. Remember that old, ugly entertainment center I was gonna get rid of? Well, Kent painted it black for me and it's back in use!
Once I got all the magazines in place and the little baskets (aren't they cute?), the next task was to figure out how to set up a staging area for magazines that were next in the queue to be read. I found the perfect solution at the Container Store.
A closer look?
It has six slots for magazines and one little pocket (supposedly for the tv remote but I will use it to tuck away highlighters and a small pair of scissors for marking and clipping articles). It worked so well that I went out and bought another one for the other side of the unit. Now I can organize my magazines with srapbooking titles on one side, graphic design and technology on the other.
This clever little solution is made by reisenthel. I love it!
One more thing...did you know that Wendy Smedley and Aby Garvey are writing a book about organizing your scrap space? And guess what else? There'll be photos of my studio in the book. Is that cool or what?