*And by “house” I mean “shoe-box sized apartment.”Would you guys like to take a peek at the three square feet that I call home? These photos are just of my bedroom and bathroom – the rest of the flat is not yet sufficiently cute to share with you. But when it is? Watch out! Photos, as always, by Yes and Yes’s resident photographer, Jill.
Shockingly enough, Putin would rather lie on the bed than hang out in his jet.
I bought this bedspread at a market in Sapa, Vietnam. When the woman told me the price ($12 US) my mouth maaaay have actually fallen open. And that was the hugely inflated, just-because-you’re-a-tourist price! It was handmade by the hill tribe Hmong who live in the surrounding mountains. They literally grow the indigo and other plants needed to hand dye these and then hand stitch approximately a million tiny squares all over it. I used the blanket on the overnight train back into Hanoi, and then mailed it home – which, coincidentally, cost more than $12.
I bought that sweet little chain of elephants in Yingge, Taiwan, a little tourist town filled to bursting with pottery shops and good cafes.
All of these frames are thrifted, though I took the the photos myself on my trips through Asia. The big orange picture is a rather intrepid soul holding a flare at a crazy fireworks festival I went to. Said festival mostly consists of wearing rain gear and helmets and getting fireworks shot directly at you. Yes, really! The shoes are those crazy golden lotus, bound foot shoes and the little green thing is a tiny jade tiger I bought from a sidewalk vendor for entirely too much money (read: $11.) He told me it was an antique but I’m 99% sure he just rubbed it in the dirt.My bathroom is the size of a matchbook with no storage, so I thrifted and painted this wee shelf and use the brown decorative box to store my make up, bits and bobbins. The shower curtain comes via target.com and I thrifted the frame, undeterred by it’s total lack of glass.
I have a strange affinity for religious iconography, despite being pretty agnostic. The gold and black bobbin next to the plant actually contains anointing oil – I bought it in Paros, Greece. And the nightlight? Good ol Spencer’s Gifts.
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