Work inspiration with Victoria Smith

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Victoria Smith

Design & lifestyle blogger

I am Victoria Smith, a San Francisco design & lifestyle blogger at sfgirlbybay.com. I'm also a sometimes interior designer, stylist and photographer.

Hardware

I work on a 27" iMac at my desk in my home studio, and from my bed or sofa (which happens more frequently than it should) I work on a 17" MacBook Pro. I also have a Canon Pixma Scanner/Printer. When at Makeshift Society, a creative co-working space I helped found and work at from time to time, I work on a 13" Macbook Air. I shoot images for the blog with a Nikon DF and my iPhone. I'm also fond of keeping a daily to-do list in old fashioned pen and ink - low-tech seems the only way that works for me.

Software

I primarily use Photoshop CS6. I shoot with the VSCO App on my iPhone.

Dream setup

I really love my home office – it's spacious (it used to be my dining room, but oh well, I work more than I eat) and has big beautiful windows with lots of light. I could probably do with a better desk chair, but I chose form over function. I would love to have a true studio space designated exclusively for photo shoots, and blog events. That's in a perfect world, but I like working from home in my jammies, too.

Inspiration

Travel and just roaming around San Francisco with my camera. But also from other blogs like Door Sixteen, Freunde von Freunden, Park & Cube, DesignLoveFest, Design*Sponge - the list is endless. I'm also a international magazine junkie (Living Etc, Elle Decor South Africa, etc.) and buy countless (i.e. way too many) design books. Also, pretty addicted to Pinterest, Twitter and Tumblr.