I’ve thought long and hard about creating a tour of my apartment, only to come to the conclusion that it’s just too darn messy and too little ME. The things I have are unabashedly me, but things are so dark and drab, I just don’t feel like it’s a reflection of who I am at all.
There’s no doubt that I spend more time at work than I do at home. And my office is well-appointed and sunny. I didn’t choose the furniture or wall-color, but it’s pretty in line with things that tickle my fancy.
So here it is, a tour of my office.
This is the meat of my desk area. Monitor, phone, tower, plant, miscellany organizy thing, tissues, wine. The organizers came from Wal-Mart. Plant from Kroger. Office supplies from God and everywhere.
A closer view of my monitor, anthropomorphic phone and mouse. The wrist cushion came from Wal-Mart. It’s filled with little plastic pellet beads. I play with it about as much as I get real, appreciable use from it.
To my right, there are two beautiful windows. Between them, I’ve strung up a scrap of kimono fabric I got from etsy. Here, you see a lily painting I did, some poorly-folded origami cranes, photographs I took, a sproingy clock and a tray from Target. Also, the outdoors. You see that.
By the windows is an Ikea file cabinet. I’ve covered them with scarves and miscellaneous goods. Pictured, you see a doll my mom picked up at an antique store, a chiropractor’s bag ($12 at Goodwill) a string of silk beads from the Somaly Mam Foundation, a pair of antique books, an antique camera, a photo album and a paper airplane my boyfriend made.
The back wall bears these cabinets. I put my antique cameras on top. Don’t worry about the value–they’re worth between $10-$25 each.
On the wall by the door is the other filing cabinet. Another scarf adds colour to the top. Here, we’ve got more cameras, a little trinket box ($0.50 at Goodwill) a book of Japanese hairstyles, a needlepoint Japanese girl, a projection lamp, a poorly-folded origami crane and more books. There’s a bright green parasol hanging in the corner above this.
Things I need to work on? There’s nothing hanging on the walls. I might invest in some wall decals. I’m not sure if I’m committed to this decor. Frankly, it’s all up because it’s colourful stuff I love, and because I already had it. The Japanese goods used to grace my previous apartment’s bathroom. I’ve always had a lazy fascination with Japanese things, and I certainly appreciate the hues presented here.