Now I know I'm not alone in loving a nosey around other people's studios. My studio tour posts and pictures tend to be some of my most popular, and my space is tiny (and not really all that exciting). Last year Mr M bought me a book for my birthday which takes the studio tour to a whole new level...
I've included my (nail polish free - yikes!) hand here for scale. This book is huge (it casts a shadow!) - enough to put your back out - proper coffee table stuff, all 600 pages of it. The studios featured in Sanctuary: Britain's Artists and Their Studios are serious business (and big name artists). Most of the spaces are enormous and much greater than I could ever aspire to, but wonderful to look at none the less.
There's a great write up about each artist and how they work in their space. It's a little tricky to read though as it's so bulky and heavy - one for lying on the floor with. I like to have a flick through and read just one at a time. Phoebe Unwin's studio (above) is one that brings the jealousy on a bit - oh to have space to spread out on the floor like that! I struggle to find space to lay my fabrics out to cut them!
Plan chest envy!!!
Sanctuary: Britain's Artists and their Studios by Hossein Amirsadeghu and Maryam Eisier is published by Thames & Hudson.