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The Fourth Wall (of my bedroom)

The Fourth Wall (of my bedroom)

13 months after moving into my LA apartment, my room is FINALLY at the point where I’d be happy to invite guests over to check out what I’ve done with it. Recall how the highly idealized Moroccan motif  for my bedroom was replaced simply with the color orange, though I regret to report that for most … Continue reading

Mama let me upgrade ya

Let’s be real: the blog needs a facelift. It’s looked exactly the same since its inception over two years ago, and the “About” section is especially outdated (did I really write domo arigato?? Clearly had not lived in Japanese society yet!). Fortunately, the end of my first 4-hour graduate seminar this morning (yes, it’s a weekly … Continue reading

Mistress of Spices

Mistress of Spices

I knew something didn’t sound right about my last post. Turmeric, a bright, custard/mustard-like yellow spice, would be the correct term used to describe the color I want my room’s wall(s) to be. Saffron, which is apparently more of an orangey red, is incorrect. M’bad! I’m clearly not a spice whiz. However, I like the … Continue reading

Could I rock the Moroccan-themed bedroom?

Could I rock the Moroccan-themed bedroom?

In my recent free moments where I should be doing something productive (i.e. lesson planning, moving-related stuff, grad school preparations), instead I’ve been engaging in one of those “it’s not actually procrastination” procrastinating tasks: seeking inspiration for my future bedroom in LA (ETA: August 16th)! In all my stolen hours spent dreaming up the perfect sleeping quarters, I can’t … Continue reading

My Dream Home

My Dream Home

As you know, I left my heart in San Francisco. Well, if I had $1,500,000 (err added an extra 0 by mistake the first time, sorry) lying around I’d move back there right now and buy the top floor unit at this brand new four-condo complex, Park Modern. Not only is the swanky, minimalist-designed building … Continue reading