This is a personal project depicting scenes from my small yet beloved Brooklyn apartment. Over the course of two years, I created 80 illustrations that I posted to Instagram. Each one was a self-reflection of sorts; a bite-sized personal history; a snapshot of my life as a twenty-something. The project ended up being more intimate than I had anticipated because in sharing parts of my home, I was sharing parts of myself.
I've never aspired to own fancy china and I really like our simple, white IKEA dishes. Our apartment is small so we can only host 2-3 people at a time, which works out because that's approximately the amount of people our dinnerware can support.
We always stock up on matchbooks when leaving bars and restaurants. The bobby pin print is by Rifle Paper Co. and while it deserves to be displayed somewhere more reverential than atop a toilet, I do think it fits quite perfectly. I created the rainbow of toiletries on June 26, 2015; an homage to the Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage.
Our first purchase for the apartment was a hamper. Since we don't have any storage (literally not a single closet), I wanted a nice one that I wouldn't mind keeping out in the open. It has a partition, which I believe is for separating whites/colors but we use them for his/hers. (Although my boyfriend loves to practice his jump shot with dirty clothes, so I usually end up with a fair amount of his socks on my side.)
Our living area doesn't get a light, so I use colorful accents to brighten up the space: a stack of old Dwell magazines; my red-orange Eames rocker; an old clementine box.