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morning office

Friday, July 31st, 2009

A shot of our home office in the morning.

sofa achieved, new house pictures

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

Friday’s sofa road trip wasn’t without its challenges, but we made it, and the sofa fit in the car, and we got a bonus Hang-It-All, so it all turned out alright in the end. The biggest surprise was that the sofa is blue; I had thought it was dark grey. Adding another color to our small and already somewhat colorful living space sounded risky to me but I think it worked out alright. The blue is starting to grow on me anyway.

See our new living room pictures here — the first sixteen are the new ones.

sofa hunting

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

We’ve been looking for a new couch forever, and always had a secret wish for the right Eames sofa compact to happen along eBay or Craigslist. Today, it just might have. Pictured above is what we will hopefully spend a road-trippy Friday getting from Hudsonville, Michigan (right near Zeeland, home of Herman Miller!).
Updates to follow…

eamesy mac

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

I’ve finally made the switch to the dark side/light side (depending on your views) and acquired myself a MacBook Pro (15″), on which I type this very entry. I had the opportunity to request one as my work computer, and I just got it today (a serious perk of working for a software company.) Here it is on my dining room table — more on this furniture later, but this picture includes an Eames table and four side shell chairs and a Nelson saucer bubble lamp, all of which is vintage. All that’s left is to replace the art on the wall there; nebulas are nice but I think we can do better.

the bookcase-top

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

The short bookcase in my living room contains, among other things:

Margot the betta, a gregarious female that most enjoys freeze-dried bloodworms.

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My two largest shiva lingams, the largest one a gift from my father. I have several more of these that are 1.75″ and smaller. They are visually and texturally intriguing. My dad collects them two and has some really great ones. The type of quartz these stones are comprised of is only found in the Narmada river in India.