Sunday, November 22, 2009

Other Peoples Places



Though I've always been a huge fan of people's apartments, it's the way they decorate or don't, that's really fascinating to me.
My own apartments, over the years, have always been a consistently revolving show that keep me, and now RK, fully entertained.  We re-design a piece, a wall, or a room on a weekly basis.  I can't help it!  Even as a kid, I used to change my room around regularly.  Yes, probably to the point of  'weird'.  So, when I walk into someone else's apartment, my mind is racing with one of two thoughts:

'ohmygodthisissuchagoodideaweshoulddothisinourplace!'

or

'ohmygodicoulddosomuchwiththisplaceificouldjusthaveaweekinhere!'


Both seem to be totally captivating moments for me and I then want to see every single nook & cranny of the place.  I've never thought of it as nosy, though I've come across some that do.  I've always sort of felt, if you invite me into your home, isn't it better if I show sincere interest in where you live?  It's a genuine curiosity for how people live in general.  If I've got my camera, I usually feel compelled to take a few shots.  If I don't, it just lives on in memory.


When people come to our house, I usually throw open the doors and say 'take a look around!' because, let's face it, I know they want to.  And for us, especially of late, it's a work-in-progress.  But, I love where we live and so much of what our apartment is made up of is such a reflection of us, it's futile to hide it away.



With that in mind, I started this other little blog. None of these photos come from inside our apartment, but the apartments of friends that I've had the pleasure of spending time in.  Apartments that make me feel at home, somewhere I wouldn't mind hanging my hat, if only for a revolving moment...

6 comments:

Molly said...

hello!
visiting for the first time in a while and enjoying all your recent posts so much. love the new blog idea too - I'm such a sneak in other people's homes ...
thank you!

Ellie said...

I visited a friend yesterday and now all I want are Max Brenner hug mugs. badly.

ffocuss said...

Now this looks like fun. Good good.

Maggie May said...

love it!

Ellen Zachos said...

Ok, I"m pretty sure there's no place for comments on your new blog and I wanted to say that I THINK I recognize a citrus tree in Sherief's apartment. Yes?

P. Edward Cunningham said...

i dig that jazzy puss