Christine Koh


I'm Christine Koh, a music and brain neuroscientist turned multimedia creative. I'm the founder + editor of Boston Mamas, co-author of Minimalist Parenting, co-host of the Edit Your Life podcast, and creative director at Women Online. Drop me a line; I'd love to chat about how we can work together!

A Desk to Call Your Own


Over the years, Jon and I have received repeated confirmation that making space in life and taking leaps of faith – whether they are physical, financial, or emotional – allows good things to breathe into existence. We’ve found this to be the case with situations as mundane as unexpectedly receiving household items right after getting rid of older versions (but before buying replacements), and as important as quitting unbearable jobs before figuring out the next step (and then having an opportunity open up).
Bridging these levels of mundane and not, a month ago, fed up with not having designated art space, I cleared out an area in our house (admittedly, a secondary toy space of Laurel’s, although she seldom played there…) and bought the Vika Gruvan/Vika Artur trestle table. And apparently not-so-weirdly, immediately following, several design jobs came in and someone I had just met through Boston Mamas told me about and encouraged me to sign up for my first artist/vendor show. More evidence for the case file…

For those of you looking for a desk to call your own, this table is fantastic. The white is fresh and modern, and the trestle legs and glass shelf tabletop offer ample storage while encouraging you to keep things organized and streamlined due to the open layout. The table fits perfectly in our sunlit bay window and the creativity has been brewing in high gear since it’s arrival. And Laurel didn’t even mind the shift in space; in fact, she’s pretty happy about the fact that her art desk now sits between mommy’s art and office desks.

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