The Bodkin designer’s office is flooded with light and full of creative and inspiring objects.
Usually displaying vintage designs that Hartman collects, this dress form serves as inspiration.If she loves a neckline and wants to translate it or needs simple arm or chest measurements, this is where it happens.
Hartman designed the print for a T-shirt that’s part of a collection she created in collaboration with Hessnatur, a German sustainable clothing line.
Hartman’s office is located in an old industry building that’s occupied by fine artists who work with very strong chemicals. A spider plant hangs around to help with air purification.
Music is a must at Bodkin. A turntable spins everything from psychedelic rock (Led Zeppelin) to krautrock (Can). Though, while TCOB (taking care of business), managing bills, etc., Hartman prefers mellow and nonobtrusive tunes, like those by Air.
It keeps Hartman organized and serves as a fond reminder of her father, who owned one while she was growing up.
Her vintage Krizia dinosaur sweater, an eBay win, serves as the office mascot.
Cacti ensure Hartman stays sharp, as they’re said to absorb computer radiation, which can cause fatigue.
In the office, as in life, organization is an ongoing process. For Hartman, “This label maker creates the illusion of organization. There’s something very satisfying about it.”
The woodsy scent of Acne & Byredo’s Lilla Nygatan 23 candle gives Hartman a good pick-me-up while working. She loves it so much she wishes it was a perfume.