ISSUE 52  |  Best of 2014

Outbuilding of the Week: Artemis Russell’s Tiny Garden Shed

December 30, 2014 2:30 PM

BY Erin Boyle

Until I convince my landlord to let me to install a tiny workshop on the roof of my building in Brooklyn, I’m satisfied to ogle photographs of other people’s garden work spaces and cultivate a perfect vision for my someday space.

Artemis Russell is the collector behind the blog and online shop Junkaholique and the designer at Rust, the London-based jewelry company she runs with her husband, Nao. Her tiny garden shed is one of the best I’ve seen. The endlessly talented Artemis not only designs jewelry, she also keeps busy sewing and knitting in her workshop, which she’s furnished with a sewing table, chair, and shelves to store her tools and treasures. 

The modest 4-by-6-foot wooden shed has been rebuilt three times (you can see an earlier iteration of the shed here). That’s because it has moved from one rental home garden to the next, to finally land behind the house Artemis and Nao recently purchased on the Isle of Wight as a home for them and their young daughter, Pehr.

Photography by Artemis Russell.


Above: In the new garden, Artemis and her husband, Nao, have matching sheds. See photos of Nao’s shed here.


Above: A garden bench outside Artemis’s shed, and planters waiting to be filled.


Above: The shed’s interior is painted a bright white, and filled with tools and equipment for Artemis’s sewing and craft projects.


Above: A shelf stocked with tools and vintage finds.


Above: Hanging from the door is a pint-sized ironing board that Artemis devised so she can give fabrics a quick press without having to traipse back to the house.


Above: A self-proclaimed neat freak, Artemis keeps cleaning supplies close at hand.


Above: Artemis at work in her shed.


Above: A selection of sewing supplies.


Above: Artemis installed this rim lock to secure the shed when she’s not inside.

For another garden workshop we’ve been eying, see Outbuilding of the Week: A Backyard Writer’s Shed by Weston Surman & Deane. For more from the Isle of Wight, see Pottery With a Sense of Place on Remodelista.