Wednesday, February 15, 2012
so, i am contemplating a big interior shift in the city apt. we currently live in a 900 square foot edwardian/victorian combo apartment in the mission district of sf. it is technically a one bedroom, but by sf standards it is considered a 2 bedroom as they call the front living room a bedroom. maybe because it has a non working fireplace and they can get a bit more money out of the space. (good thing our landlord was calling it a 1 bed in 2006 as we got in at the one bedroom going rate...which by any other standard could afford you and estate in sun valley, idaho).
anyway, i am thinking about turning our living room into a den/office. we would still keep a sofa in the room for those frequent guests, but would also trade out some of the current furniture for a big farm table that could be used as the desk/working space. god only knows i own my share of farm tables and could open a nice diner with enough seating for 40.
this would get all the computers out of the bedroom for good. i have a habit of lounging on the bed with my laptop rested right on my lap (bmo at my side) and we can literally sit for a few hours just browsing stuff. good once in a blue moon, but several times a week can create guilt.
i am one of those people who believes the bedroom is really a place of respite and discovery. all distractions out of sight and a place to lay my head down and day dream away...with no phone or computer in sight. BUT, i have lost my way and succumb to technology attack. ha, ha...
so, after finding these photo's i am officially considering the change.
all photo's found here
Posted by brock street at 6:18 PM
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Sunday, February 5, 2012
i must admit, john derian does it every time for me. i could move right in and feel right at home in his ptown cottage.
he has captured my attention for years...i cannot even remember how or when i heard about john, but it was well before he opened his shop in nyc. i imagine it was some publication with his work, but whatever or whenever that was....it made a lasting impression.
i actually used to stock him when i was living in nyc and would head down to his lower east side shop in hopes he would be working. on the few occasions he was actually working, i was too star struck to strike up a conversation. shoulda woulda coulda.
anyway, his style is so scavenger find with the strong hand holding onto minimal elements. perfect constraint.
Posted by brock street at 9:29 PM