11 October 2007
I love this Candida Hofer photo. It reminds me a little of a Wes Anderson movie set. (Have you seen "Darjeeling Limited" yet? My girl Upma and I are in starry eyed for Waris Ahluwaria.)
I have organization on the brain as I continue to box and file and stash in our new place. Part of the problem is that I've barely been home- lots of "visiting" with friends (as my grandma would say), art shows, meetings, etc. Hopefully this weekend Mr. D. and I can nest a little bit- maybe watch some movies and get some shelves up. I totally botched up some metal wall anchors the other night and am scared to continue with the shelving project without his help. Aimee + drill = unpredictable.
I saw these funny canisters on the Jonathan Adler website and would love to have them on my counter- imagine the looks on your friends' faces when they come over and see a canister for "quaaludes."
You know, this makes me realize that I need to probably mature a little bit in terms of decorating. My taste in art and deco stuff tends to lean to the area of "whimsical" too often. Nothing we have really matches, because I can't decide what I like. I wish this were not the case with our living room, because everytime I see six different colored pillow cases on the sofa and mismatched strange furniture, it drives me bonkers. There's an old litho of some chicks fighting over a month hanging next to a drawing my friend Jonathan did of a man with six arms. I guess having no distinct decorating plan is, in fact, my decorating plan. Reading blogs like Design Sponge kind of crack me up, because the rooms I'm seeing could not be farther than what is the reality in my apartment, mostly because I never have the time or money to deal with it. So right now I'm going to try to do the best I can with the Ikea shelves and the craigslisted sofa, and treasure the artwork I have that is by my talented artist friends....and maybe pick up a quaaludes canister!