I have put a lot of work into our apartment. Not in vain, because every day that I spend in our apartment, I get a little bittersweet about one day having to move. I would love a house, with a small patio for entertaining, a modern and open kitchen with lots of light, and mainly, a family to keep safely inside of it.
I'm posting more of household treasures; they keep me inspired and happy every single day, & maybe they'll inspire you as well. Above, and the process below, are butterfly illustrations from an old 2011 calendar that I turned into wall art. I simply clipped them onto clipboards, inspired by Sibella Court. I love how the clipboards give it a scientific study feel.
Sometime ago, I started collecting small mirrors for a wall in our bedroom. They are all different materials, textures, and sizes - exactly what I had in mind.
We have a plastic skull that S acquired to draw for practice for one of his art and illustration classes during his undergrad. With it, a wonderfully fragile apothecary jar that S bought for me during one of his solo travels.
Remember me mentioning how fearless I am of completely changing our apartment, like flipping the living room? Well that's exactly what I did one day. It created a wonderful vignette of this thrifted yellow chair, old architecture prints, and framed by a window and sliding glass door.
More favorites... although in actuality, everything is a favorite. These just happen to be a little closer to my heart. Our record player, which allows me to listen to our vast collection of vinyl, old and new. As well as my atlas moth, which was a gift to me from my old boss - who had no idea the value of this insect, well at least the value that it has to me. It is the largest moth in the world, and she knew me well enough to pick it out without me ever mentioning my secret desire for one. As well as a lovely bunch of dried lavender. The little things make this section that much more cozy for reading.