In the last two years I have gone from my 3200 sqft dream home, to a 1600 sqft townhome, to a 700 sqft single bedroom apartment. The original point of this post was to show our new shoebox apartment and what I’ve done to make it feel cozy and comfortable. But as I start writing, I realize that there is a more important topic here that trumps interior design.
I have to admit that I am a bit of a mess around celebrities. Even minor celebrities turn me into a moron. My first celebrity sighting was in Seattle at the Whole Foods in South Lake Union. Spotted by her unforgettable scar, I saw Padma Lakshmi perusing the aisles with her posse. Knowing that Top Chef’s next season was supposedly in Seattle, I put the pieces together and thoughtlessly started following her through the produce section. I know this sounds completely crazy but what can I say, I wasn’t thinking and I was just so damn curious. Anyway, the madness was quickly ended when I heard a “move along ladies” from her entourage, indicating that I wasn’t the only one in this starstruck stupor.
New house. New bed. New sheets! As all things and industries are being disrupted, so is the sheets industry. Companies like brooklinen and parachute are making high quality household items simple and reasonably priced. You might scoff at the $320 price tag for a set of sheets, pillow cases, and duvet cover, but you would be surprised at the the range when it comes to luxury textiles.
Since we’ve moved into our dream home, my “office” has gone from the kitchen counter to the couch to the kitchen table. The reason? I have been waiting for a specially commissioned desk from my dad and his friend, Paul, or as they have named themselves “Super Duper Office Furniture”.