Here's where great writing gets done. The Guardian has posted a nice collection of annotated photos of the working spaces used by famous writers, including Seamus Heaney, AS Byatt, Michael Frayn, and Alain de Botton. (Get the full list here.) My favorite selection is Jonathan Safran Foer's, the Rose Reading Room of the 42nd Street Branch of the New York Public Library, a beautiful place to work.
Another quick observation to mention: Most all of these rooms are painted completely white. For most of the world, that's hardly strange. But if you live in Northern California, the site of one white room after another is fairly jarring. It's pastels here all the way. Source: Boing Boing