Our DigsPosted: June 9, 2011
Do you get a kick out of spying on other people’s houses?
Good, me too.
Just in case you were curious, here are some more pictures of what our lives this year have looked like. And thus, our apartment.
This is our office/study/library area, where we waste time on our computers. The desk is a really awesome double desk, which someone who lived in this house before us (not sure who but I bet it was Kelly) found in a local junk market. On the wall we’ve framed a map of where we live with buttons marking spots we’ve already visited and spots we want to see. Someday.
We got these wood carvings a few weeks after we moved back to Asia. I love them–a lot of our house is decorated in a really Western style for several reasons, one being that’s what I tend toward and the other being that was what the foreigners who lived in our house before left behind. But these wood carvings are typically and traditionally Asian, and they make me happy.
Across from our bed. These frames are actually intended for use by art students who would stretch canvas across them for watercolors and oils. (There is probably a one-word description of that process but I am not artsy and have no idea!) But without the canvases they were really cheap-like 50 cents apiece–and I had some extra white fabric so I stapled the fabric to the back and put some of our wedding photos on them. I have tons of these frames with various fabric backings scattered throughout our house, used both as picture frames and bulletin boards (see the “office” photo above).
This might be my favorite spot in our entire house. The view is ah-ma-zing and I love coming here to drink my morning coffee, to have a QT, or to waste more time on my computer. (There is way too much of that going on here, apparently.)
Also, you can just see the dehumidifier in this photo and in the one above. This room has a long history of mold problems (we got our landlord to repaint the bedroom because of mold when we moved in) and the humidity is apparent as we generally empty the dehumidifier twice a day. Oh well; these are the things you figure out and coping isn’t a problem once you know the issue at hand.
Anyway, this is my nook. Don’t you wish you could spend your mornings staring out at the Asian city skyline?