Get away from the familiar.
Outside the office/studio in San Diego, California, there are palm trees swaying in the near constant breeze. It is the quintessential Southern California view, and it is very familiar to those who have called Sandy Eggo home for any length of time. Some might say it’s as close to working in paradise as one could get. They wouldn’t be wrong, either.
But here’s the thing, working in the same environment day in and day out, regardless of the variety of trees outside, can induce an overwhelming wave of ennui. The creative batteries need to be recharged from time to time or creative work can and will suffer.
Recharging said batteries could be as easy as visiting a new coffee shop or skipping over to the neighboring town to see what’s on offer. For us, we headed out to a place where the palm trees took a back seat to a landscape of angular, rocky mountains surrounding a valley dotted with mid century architecture. Colorful homes and fast food joints ripped straight from the 50s and 60s lined the streets. Despite the abundance of the familiar palms, this place might as well have been lifted from a different world and time.
Palm springs was the remedy we needed to refuel and recharge. After a stimulating jaunt at the Palm Springs Art Museum, our first work session was held at The Parker, a mid century marvel with an interior designed by Johnathan Adler. The sheer amount of eye candy that met us at every turn was enough not only to recharge, but supercharge our collective batteries as we dove in to the nuts and bolts of a super secret project. Stay tuned for that!
In the meantime, take in the splendor of a place out of time.