Monday, March 28, 2016

Photo Diary// Nature Inspired

Living in such a city scape like Hoboken, I like having nature inspired thing in my house, balances things out a bit I guess. And by nature, I mean bodega flowers, and weird oddities and rocks. True city woman tidbit: the smell of flowers always reminds me of bodegas.

 What the rock collection mantle looks like nowadays. Has a few fun additions. Can you spot my little Timid Monster?
 I got this little googly eye fish in a record store in Savannah that also has weird shit like this. I named it Blimpie.

 That lavender plant is fake, so I can't kill it.

Roses are the only dead flowers I'll keep around.


Thursday, March 24, 2016

What's Old is New Again

New hair and new to me top! I haven't seen my stylist since last May so it was time. I always know it's time for a hair cut once I can put it in a ponytail. Officially decided to grow out my bangs, something that I've literally never done in my 27 and a half years.
This past Sunday Mike had his dood bro guy friends over to play Magic the Gathering, and being as most of our friend circle are couples, us goils went vintage shopping to Revival here in Hoboken. If you're around NYC or Hudson County it's worth a trip. Prices aren't insane, and some of the stuff they have is so rad that it's almost like a clothing museum. I bought this top, which is actually cashmere, which I can't say without a east coast mom accent. And I know there's a hole. Fixing it later. haha.
Another new old thing is that rad writing desk. We literally found it on the curb for the taking, right outside our building. I have this weird stroke of luck with other people's garbage.


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Office Tour, Atleast for Now

My apartment is an ever changing, constantly evolving entity. And for a room that's reserved for me to work and be creative, I have to change it up a lot to keep myself excited about going in here to get shit done. Being your own boss means everything is riding on you and your motivation, so my space needs to inspire and motivate me as much as possible. Putting in the work, so that work gets done, basically. Anyway, here is the current status of my office/studio/weird space!

A month or so ago, I rearranged my desk(s) from the whole thing basically facing a wall, to a more dynamic set up. It's actually was three ikea tables lined up to make one long surface, but that set up wasn't really serving me anymore. When we first got this place, and idea of a whole big room to work in was so exciting that I wanted the longest desk in allllllll the land. And then I found out, I don't need the longest desk ever. I moved the two of the tables away from the walls, and put the third one in storage. I love that I have my computer desk, that I sit at as I type this, and my everything else desk, reserved for creating things not on my computer screen. On the wall facing my everything else desk are check lists and ideas for current projects. I need my to-do's up front and center, I'm totally an "out of sight out of mind" type.

I found that wearing headphones while I work really boosts my productivity, I guess it just makes me concentrate more. I need Art Angels by Grimes directly into my eardrums so I can get shit done, apparently.
 My office wouldn't be complete with weird little collections here and there. You know me.

I was soooo happy to get rid of the orange polka dot rug. It's not exactly my style anymore, and I'm in loooove with this one. It softer, and has a sun and raindrops on it and it's just everything I would want in a whimsical thing that covers my floor, and keeps my downstairs neighbor from listening to my chair rolling. It's from Ikea.
 You know what really makes me happy? Good ol' organization. Virgo power!

I recently put together this little "special witchy things" shelf. I'm hesitant to use the word "altar, I don't feel like that word relates to what this is, but rather it's more of a place to put things that are meaningful and inspiring to me, cards, photos, pretty things, candles, ect. to encourage creative positivity in my little workspace. Oh, and of course my glove mold hand thats signed by Amy Sedaris, who is my favorite famous person.
 Button machines!
 Those shopping baskets are still my favorite find. They are perfect "junk" bins, they fit perfectly on my bookcase and add some great color.
 Not sure if this is common knowledge or not, but I do all my screen printing in house by myself. I get my images burned onto screens by a studio, due to my lack of having a dark room (next house haha jk not really) but everything else is all me. This is how I've taken to organizing them , I loooove how perfectly they fit.
One thing that I sometimes overlook about this room is the fact that it still has a tin ceiling. I love old charms and quirks, and I'm so happy the ceiling survived. Also, a dumbwaiter. Which is non functioning and completely painted over, but it's a cool reminder of how old this building is (1908 or so).
A big arm chair was on my checklist of things this room needed for a while. I really wanted a place to sit that wasn't my desk for times when I can't even, or just a little break or drawing spot. It's perfect. In the warmer months I like to sit on the top of it and open the window so I'm half on my fire escape so I can enjoy fresh air in the morning with some coffee. Hoping it doesn't freak my neighbors out...

 Closet! Clothes! Yay!

That's it! (for now) My next changes will definitely be more wall things so my calendar isn't so lonely, and I think I wanna paint it a more vibrant color. Soooooooon...


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

All Dresses Should Have Hoods

Hey remember that thing I used to do a lot where I stood in front of a tripod taking silly self portraits? I gave it a swing today for the first time in a few months. I kinda like this "posting when I wanna" vibe, that way you def know that I'm digging whatever I'm posting that day. Today, I am digging my weird grown out and funny colored hair. I keep on flip flopping back and forth on whether or not I should get it cut. My ends are as dead as can be, so either way something needs to be done about that.

Anyway, I got this dress in a gift shop at a yoga retreat I went on with my mom and my two aunts? Quite a sentence. The under dress, I mean. I'm wearing two. The one with the hood is the new one. Why don't more dresses have hoods? For real. Untapped market, my friends. Somebody start making rad hooded dresses, I'll buy it all.

Another fun tidbit, I went to a bar last night in the village called the Library, which is slowly becoming a favorite, and they had The Replacements on the jukebox and Rosemary's Baby was projected on the back wall. Can you say perfect night out thats like as niche as it gets when appealing to my interests??