Tuesday, April 7, 2009

New Animals! Friend and Faux

Much to the disgust of my girlfriend (and apartment mate) Cathy, I purchased my very own Faux animal head for the wall. Alas, I took a trip to the cardboard forest and shot myself a price dear, and all by myself i chopped off his head and hung it up above my computer for all to admire.

And not only are faux animals infiltrating our place, but REAL ones too! Allow me to introduce my new kitty Mao (chinese for cat I've been told) thanks to Laura Duran who was kind enough to donate him to me :)

Sorry for lack of posts, money is getting tighter and new things are getting harder to come accross... here is to more and more new stuff in the near future! It's about time to make the bedroom cooler now!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

iMac Glory

I know this doesn't technically count as an apartment decoration or furniture, but it's so darned good looking I had to post it. I finally mustered up the money (and courage) to buy one of Apple's fancy pants new iMacs! I am very excited about this considering I am a huge Apple nerd, and to finally afford one of there mid-level machines is saying something big for me financially.

Maybe this new computer will make me all excited to post all the time now right? :)

Monday, March 16, 2009

New Table

So, thanks to Danni and her most informative group of Craigslist links I am a proud dad to a new and awesome living room table, clap clap clap! It fits so perfect in my place and I feel it really pulls the room together, which is a surprisingly nice feeling as of late. Picked it up for a 50% discount brand new off Craigslist, usually listing from Urban Outfitters for 180 bucks plus shipping and tax, not too shabby. Also, I thought I would throw in my groovy (far out?) mirror I picked up from Ikea for $20, nice place you know, full of grand surprises and deals.

I want to take this time to apologize for the radio silence (or intertubes silence actually), I have been busy busy busy with a new job and have finally got my wits back to me. Also, Stephanie gave me a nice nudge to post :) Thanks for that and thanks for reading!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Red & Orange

So here we have a few new things, both coming in at a combined amount of under $50, not too shabby.

First, we have a pair of orange salt & pepper shakers... but these are not just any salt & pepper shakers, these are from 1946 in perfect condition still with the original box! Nice right? And only 8 bucks and in perfect working condition. A nice touch to the apartment in my opinion and a nice match with my new favorite orange chair that I just happen to be sitting in right now.

And second, is my new shinny red cabinet from Ikea that I gave my finger a nice injury with while putting it together. Oh battle wounds from Ikea, nice stuff. So now I have this nice treat (topped with a book from miss stephanie) to sit by in my orange chair everyday instead of my ugly black plastic thing I had before.

Life is looking good here, now to see what next paycheck brings :)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Please... Buy me this!

As usual, I spend my Sunday morning perusing about Craigslist and torturing myself with the awesome stuff that's on there. I usually find some pretty nifty things here and there, but then are those moments when I find a post that makes me want to sell a vital organ on the black market so I can have it... and this is one of those finds. Please direct yourself to this link for further details (and apparently a website with more stuff?) so you can buy this for me :)

wink wink, nudge nudge, you know you want to!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

My Blank Walls

So I've been thinking of what to put on my walls for the past few days... all while dreading finding and charging my point and shoot camera to take some decent pictures of all the cool stuff I got last weekend. I have gotten it down to a few things and thought I would share for the sake of sharing.

First, maybe some wall graphics? A few friends at work showed me this link (whatisblik.com) and I have been liking some of what I saw, what do you think?

Second, I thought maybe I could design a simple typographic poster around a nice quote. Some contenders I was thinking of:

"Keep Calm and Carry On"
"Today is a good day to have a good day"
"War is over, if you want it."

Now... I know all of those are based on poster quotes already, but I thought it would be fun to make my own twist on them and get them printed all big on a plotter and frame them.

And lastly, I was thinking I could print up some old posters I designed. What do you think Danni and Steph, my two readers? :)

Monday, February 16, 2009

State of Life

View of my living room as of 6:30 a.m. today, February 16th, 2009.

Floorplan = 75% done
Walls = 0%

I need to put stuff on my walls people! Any suggestions? I was thinking a simple post I design myself and get printed and framed all big like for the south wall (right of the picture).