New year, new offices! We have decamped from our home-office situation into genuine office space in Grandview Heights, a fab little historic neighborhood in West Palm Beach. This past month we’ve been buzzing like bees putting it all together, and now we want to give our readers the first look.
Ok, we admit it. Our offices are on the intimate side in terms of space. So what we quickly decided: Small space? Streamline colors. Sure we love color in our cards, but it made life a lot easier to choose just two for the office. White (and as glossy as possible, please), and a jolt of yellow. (High-gloss desk, white leather chair, and file cabinet from . Lamp is . The prints are Avedon.)
We always like to think of our cards as mini pieces of art, so why not blow them up and hang them like that (above)?
Let’s bring the sun in. Yellow hanging files in a yellow file cabinet (above) never fail to cheer us up, even when we’re reaching for our printing bills.
Heaven for us is a place with more mood boards that we can fill. Fortunately we have plenty of wall space for them now. Simple modern white furniture (thank you Ikea) lets the images bring color and texture into our meeting room (above).
We love a high low office mix. Take cheap office supplies and put them in elegant containers. Don’t the pop colors of these pushpins look chic when set against the lovely blue glaze of this hand-thrown bowl?
Our lunch spot. The food truck (above) that parks along the Dixie Highway is a local fave, and fortunately its grilled mahi fish tacos — with lime and mango — are as delicious as its turquoise livery and whimsical typography.
And doesn’t everything taste a bit better on sunshine-happy plates? (These are from .) If you’re ever in the area, stop by and let us make you a cup of tea.
Local inspiration. If ever we get stumped for idea, how lucky are we to find the world-class art collection of the a 5-minute walk away. A splendid art deco bronze by (a personal fave of ours) of Diana graces the original entrance (above, left).
Sometimes we manage to leave the office before it gets dark, and then we are treated to this view along Flagler Drive (above), a moon just beginning to rise against a darkening sky. And with that, we cycle happily home.
* J. Falkner Fine Stationery & Cards. 500 Palm Street, Unit B. West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Tel (561) 833 8455. Fax (561) 228 0633.