Monday, March 30, 2009

Now that we have an apartment, it's safe to start thinking about (cheaply) decorating it, and making it feel more like home. I picked up a special publication issue by House & Home dedicated to condos, lofts, and apartments. There isn't a single page that I don't love! Lot's of good ideas on how to make changes to rentals, and space solutions. As much I'd love to run through Lynda Reeves' house with a big ol' pair of muddy boots on, I do love her magazine...

Friday, March 27, 2009

Yay! We found an apartment! It's perfect, except that I have no closet in my bedroom. I remembered the 'decorating in your 20's' apartment in the last issue of Domino who used a clothes rack like in a store. So I think if I can find one of those to hang up my favorite tops I wear the most often, it would be perfect.

~Rigga by Ikea

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Last weekend I went to my Uncle's house to relax, make food, get school off my mind, and take photos. My Aunt was a beautiful decorator, and their home feels like spring all year long.

~More on my flickr!

Friday, March 20, 2009
but thankfully the season for wearing them will soon be over.

~Garance Doré

Monday, March 16, 2009

After a lot of thinking, and reading through my course selection book, I'm finally being honest with myself about what I want to do in the future. I want to do something related to decorating. It's the most obvious thing, but I was preparing myself for a career in Art History. I realized that museums hire experienced, knowledgeable, dusty old men. Not a young graduate like I'll be in two years. I really don't want to be an intern until I'm 50, so I need to move towards my true interests. I'm going to change my major to photography, and pursue that with passion rather than something else with safety.

I also don't want my career to resemble the structure of my current Graphic Design course: Sit back, and listen to how much you suck. Encouraging, isn't it? So hopefully by doing this, I'll find my place in something that makes me happy, and never feel inadequate.

~Interior photos by Petra Bindel

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

There's a lot on my mind this week since the time is coming up for me to declare my major, and learning that apartment hunting takes a lot of patience. Maybe a little more than I have right now, since we found and lost the perfect place in two days! But, there will be more I know. Hopefully soon we'll find our home, Spring will start, and I'll have exciting things to write about.

~Lipstick lithograph print by Joyce Wieland

Thursday, March 5, 2009

I've never really considered the color pink a favorite of mine, but it seems like it must be because I've started to accumulate more and more hot pink, rose, and fuchsia things. My desk chair, a wallet, books even coincidentally. And right now I have two tears of pink rooms on my board above my desk. Erin of Elements of Style wrote a nice post about decorating with pink here last month. So, I guess I really do like it!

~1. Vogue Living Australia
~2. Domino Feb. '08
~3. Elements of Style
~4. This month's last Domino issue (sniffle)
~5. House Beautiful March '08