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Maker Spaces – Book Blog Tour

April 9, 2015

Welcome to the last stop on Emily Quinton’s Maker Spaces book blog tour. I hope you will enjoy having a glimpse at some special maker spaces – shared studios, colourful workrooms or simply cozy corners.

Have you been following the whole virtual journey? If not, make sure you visit other wonderful bloggers (Lobster & Swan, Happy Interior Blog, The Lifestyle Editor, Modern Craft Workshop, My Scandinavian Home, MadePeachy, Yvestown, Such Pretty Things and LittleStarBlog) who interviewed the author of the book, showed their favourite interiors and most importantly – shared photographs of their own maker spaces.

Maartje van den Noort

I have always loved looking at rooms where wonderful things are being born. Artists’ studios fascinate me, just like any other atelier or workroom belonging to someone who knows the value of handmade stuff. It could be a shoe maker or a locksmith, a painter or a print-maker, a seamstress or a knitter – all of them know how to create special atmosphere that would inspire and kindle creativity.

Emily quinton

Emily has visited thirteen creative makers and collected thirteen beautiful places for her book. She’s traveled from London to San Francisco so that she could tell us a few interesting stories, so that she could show us what makes these creative individuals tick.

Inge Cremer

Maker Spaces is a collection of very personal interiors that reflect personalities and their tastes, interests and hobbies. It’s also a proof that you don’t need to be an interior designer to create stunning spaces – choose your favourite colours and surround yourselves with your favourite things. Every little detail counts!

Alix Bluh, San Francisco

I also have to mention my favourite chapter of the book – it was called Making a Living. All of the makers were asked to express their opinion and share advice on how to start earning money doing something that you love doing – creating pretty things. Most of them say that you need to find your own voice, this of course means that you need to be unique and to stand out from the crowd, which involves being extremely brave.

Kim Austin
Well, as you already know, creativity takes courage… and it starts right where you are. Meet some of the most exciting modern makers and adopt the wonderful author’s motto – create something every day – Maker Spaces will inspire you in more ways than you can think of!

Maker Spaces by Emily Quinton, photography by Helen Cathcart, published by Ryland Peters & Small rrp £19.99

For Emily Quinton’s website please click here.

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And here’s what I’ve promised to show you… my own maker space:


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2 Comments leave one →
  1. violetannie63 permalink
    April 13, 2015 10:04 am

    Great post – thank you 🙂 I love the room with the green floorboards. Want!

    • April 13, 2015 12:05 pm

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. Glad you liked my review for Maker Spaces. Kristina

      P.S. I’m also in love with the green floorboards, so I totally understand your word – “want!” 🙂

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