Monthly Archives: April 2013

Babes in Toyland

Recently, I took the opportunity to show off our bookshelves. The photos I shared were from the lounge room and the dining area, but there was one more set of shelves I didn’t tweet about – the shelves in my office. 

I’ve written before about the office I was going to have in our new home. Well, that dream is now a reality. To be honest, though, it’s still a work in progress, but I thought I’d post some pictures of it because I figured some of you out there would be interested. 

Now, photos of bookshelves may not sound that exciting, but the thing is I’ve amassed a collection that I feel is something of a pop cultural autobiography. My goal is to have an item for all the major sources of inspiration from across my life. In short, I have a very flimsy excuse to collect toys… 

…lots of toys.

Not that I’m completely without sophistication. I mean, one of the things I bought to celebrate my book deal was this antique typewriter, which sits quite snugly on the shelves behind my desk…

Inspiration sold separately.
Inspiration sold separately.

But I doubt it’s the antiques you’re interested in. So let’s take a closer look at those bookshelves, shall we? 

Hurm.

Hurm.

Is that a budding romance I see...?

Is that a budding romance I see…?

Behold, the instrument of your liberation!

Behold, the instrument of your liberation!

Further proof that I'm not a complete philistine.

Further proof that I’m not a complete philistine.

Besides the antique typewriter, the other prized possession in the office is this display cabinet I purchased from eBay for $150.

Yes, that's a guitar on the floor. No, I can't play.

Yes, that’s a guitar on the floor. No, I can’t play.

This cabinet contains many wonders…

If 'Toy Story' were real, Batman here would totally be this group's Woody. But grumpier.

If ‘Toy Story’ were real, Batman here would totally be this group’s Woody. But grumpier.

I would pay money to be able to write the crossover that involved all these characters.

I would pay money to be able to write the crossover that involved all these characters.

Me in Muppet form. Plus guests.

Me in Muppet form. Plus guests.

Now, like I say, this is a work in progress. I’m still planning on painting the walls, and the shelves are still a little bare…well, the bookshelves are, at least. In short, I reserve the right to take more photos in the future, once things are looking more like I imagine they will.

But the thing about this collection, and this office, is that it provides me with a visually interesting space to draw inspiration from as I work. Plus, you know…it’s fun. 

Look out, Finn! He's got a gun!!

Look out, Finn! He’s got a gun!!

Bang.

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