Monday, February 1, 2010


I'm reorganising our space. No longer will clothing, materials, dressforms and such take over the house, hurrah! I joke, but it really does make a big difference to me. As a place to live for Tim, Ellie and I, our unit is a nice size. Not huge, not tiny, just kind of perfect. As a place to live for us three, plus a clothing studio, it's crowded and a bit ridiculous.

Since we've moved in two years ago, I've always been distracted and haven't devoted much time to interior design. Besides that, we have so much stuff that we don't use or need, and I hadn't gone through it all properly before. I'm doing it now, and it feels so good to get rid of things. I can be a bit of a hoarder, but I can just as easily decide to chuck a thing if it takes me more than three seconds to decide. I'm a firm believer in only keeping things you love (or, turning things you don't love into things you do) but I tend to know instinctively whether something is/can be meaningful to me.

Everything has been going to charity or to Reverse Art Truck.

I'm on a ban from buying any clothing to reconstruct, because I've still got two huge tubs worth of the special pieces I wanted to keep for my personal stash.

I love love arranging things, so I'm having a great time making our place cosy and quirky and nice. So far I've only finished with my desk area, so I'll show you that.

Featuring two of my favourite op shop finds everr.

This vintage green magnetic board with a cute leaf border. This isn't the best place for it, but I'll figure out another spot for it later. I just like looking at it.

This little wooden bear whom I've named Oxford. Oxford, meet the Internet.


R. said...

Everything about this post is wonderful. I love how you've designed your office space, and congrats on the awesome-sounding new job!

I hope that your 2010 is everything you want it to be :)


The Emma Experience said...

Oxford is adorable!
(And that is a super clean sewing space!)

Sally Ann said...

I've also banned myself from buying old clothes and fabric to deconstruct. I'm trying to use the fabric that I already have, and I've been finding things I forgot I ever had! It's so exciting! Good luck with your reorganizing.

babalisme said...

Hi, Oxford!

This is my first time here and I met Oxford already!

since new year is soooo last month (literally), Happy February to you!

boatx2 said...

You are so good at displaying things!

Where did you buy Oxfard? He is too great to be real.