The Work Essentials from Sight Unseen

Our friends at Sight Unseen just partnered with Detroit-based Shinola- maker of leather goods, watches and office accessories – and launched a new series highlighting creative women and asking each one of them to divulge their professional essentials. These must-haves include everything from favorite magazine, to studio soundtrack to favorite gifts (Get ready to start taking notes!). They started the series with lighting designer Bec Brittain, maker of breathtaking statement lighting pieces (and whose favorite travel accessory is a pretty strange but awesome guitar-shaped pillow that apparently makes it possible to actually sleep on a plane). Read the full stories on Sight Unseen (here and here) and if you’re in New York, you can visit the Shinola flagship in Tribeca to shop the essentials. -Amy

Image above: The desk of New York lighting designer Bec Brittain.

Image above: Vise chandelier by Bec Brittain.

Image above: Bec’s power snacks of choice are Chunks of Energy, either the cacao-goji or spirulina flavor.  They keep her from crashing throughout the day.

See more photos of creative women at work after the jump!

Image above: Bec at her desk.

Image above: The desk of Kyle DeWoody, owner of Grey Area, an online gallery owner.

Image above: Broken Keepsake by Kyle DeWoody and Ray Geary for Grey Area

Image above: Kyle DeWoody


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