4 posts tagged Typewriter
Stately and time worn vibe in this workspace.
Famed director, Woody Allen’s bedroom workspace. Love the quote regarding the beehive artwork.
“That’s where he works,” Shadley says of a desk in a corner of the bedroom. “He still types with his first typewriter. He types his screenplays—that or longhand; he’d never consider using a computer.”
Allen types his screenplays and fiction on the 1951 Olympia portable that he’s had since he went to Midwood High School. Stephen Shadley, the Allens’ designer, points to the hooked rug—a piece of vintage Americana—on the wall that Allen stares at day in and out. “It’s a metaphor for Woody’s mind,” he says. The subject is a beehive.
I owned my first desktop computer at age 15 and first laptop at age 18 (I’m now 36). With the exception of pen and paper in school, and the occasional computer lab visit, largely, the way I know how to accomplish life and work tasks occurs in the digital domain. Conversely, I look at the picture above and think how wonderful it must have felt engaging in a medium that only accomplished the primary task at hand. At the beginning of this year I made a resolution to journal offline and re-acquaint with that special tactile, uni-tasked, approach to the written word via pen and paper. It’s been a most enjoyable experience.
So much character!
I covet this lamp. If anyone knows what it is or where it’s from please drop me an email here.