There was once a time in our history when the manual typewriter was an innovation that stood apart from any other conceived to preserve our correspondences. The hand, once solely responsible for giving body to it’s voice, would be the conductor.
It’s said that a writer’s relationship with his or her typewriter is as complex as that which they have to their work. The typewriter is the tool writer’s preform that sacred ritual of purging thoughts, expressions, desires. Spending time in it’s humble service it becomes synonymous with the human body thru gestures of hands and like any great ritual, each ceremony is individual.
It’s said that Ernest Hemingway spent his years in front of his typewriter, standing at attention, typing feverishly while his instrument stood at height with his body, the two on equal terms. After finishing the novel “Beautiful Loser’s” it’s rumored that Leonard Cohen tossed his beloved typewriter in the Aegean Sea.
Although most writer’s have long since retired there typewriter’s, some insist upon casting technological advances aside for their simpler past. Author Cormac McCarthy continues to write his novel’s on an Olivetti Lettera 32, and up until his tragic 2005 death so did the late Hunter S Thompson.
In the past decade, there has been a stepping back from the word processor, and once again enjoying the meditative clicks of our timeless ally, the typewriter. Below are some beautiful home spaces to sit, reflect, and write.
Calm and graceful. A clean and feminine desk top with beautiful accents. Well curated collections. Wonderful Robyn’s egg blue and buttery yellow palette. The worn image is a perfect complement to the desk’s lovely tones.
Stunning dark and sensual space. The wall art seems to mimic the bedding. The glacier scenery anchors a sense of wonder within the space. The slate walls and the maroon chest are a perfect pairing. Using the chest as a desk in a great innovation within the space. A perfect placement to jump out of bed and chart one’s dreams.
This is a collection of typewriter’s mounted as wall art. Fabulous colors and forms. Full of expression. They appear to have personalities!
Meditative, inviting, simple. The natural light of this space is truly inspirational. The desk top is traditional without feeling confined. The machine’s size and stature are remarkable. Really anchors the space, while it’s color complements the far wall.
Welcome a typewriter into your home. Commit to a slower pace. A more human form of verbal expression.