Studies show that having mastery over your immediate environment, especially during break time or during off-hours, yields greater peace of mind and makes you more productive when back on the job. This is especially important in times like this when office and home collide.
And while there’s not much most of us can do about the pandemic, making our home environment more comfortable and peaceful is well within our means. Yelena Bryksenkova’s illustrations might turn out to be just the inspiration you were looking for.
“There is a recurring theme to my work,” she remarked once, in an interview with Frankie, “usually scenes of domesticity and comfort. I love the variety of subjects that my professional clients bring to me, but for personal work I always go back to the same quiet scenes.”
Indeed, her illustrations seem to focus on interior designs, and how we interact with them. There’s a lot of clashing textures and patterns, but also a lot of house plants, making her scenes a rather accurate representation of modern-day living.
According to Bryksenkova, she’s inspired by books, art, and nature. She also does what Virginia Woolf called “street haunting.” And by the time she’s back at her desk, she’s excited to get to work. Follow her Instagram page for some peace of mind.