In our conception of the character Vostrum, we've spent a fair amount of time appreciating a world full of theories, wild hypotheses, and accumulated data. To support this, Caitlin and I have created a fraction of what Vostrum would have in her workspace.
There are graphs of tree growth and the speed of time, letters she has written to colleagues supporting her theories or dispelling her critics; small details like the stamp that she uses for her herbarium specimens and to label her books. All in disarray on her desk. (Not pictured, that's our disarrayed desk.)
This is a glimpse into the mind and world of a free thinker and a maverick. That's the goal at least.