Archive for September, 2008

Yay! Things on the wall! Lookit!

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

I haven’t written about my new apartment in a long, long time, and since this weekend when I actually hung things up and put things away, I should share that. Here’s the primary wall of display in the apartment.

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The large wooden display unit is called a Cado System. It’s Danish from the early 70s. My parents bought it back in the day and I managed to liberate a massive chunk of it from them and claim it for my own. Layered on every horizontal surface is Art Nouveau pieces, crystalline pottery, fossils and minerals, and vinyl toys. “Eclectic” isn’t even the word. “Random to the extreme” might be closer. But I love it and it makes me happy. I made little tableaus like Natural Museum of History scenes. I have little vinyl figures surrounding fossils so it looks like they’re on a distant planet. I have an owl guarding a dish that looks like a moon. And then I incorporated some wall art. Here are close-ups.

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See that print of the wave? Oh, it’s no ordinary wave. The white part of the wave is comprised of… BUNNIES. Oh yes. I’ll show you.

http://formatmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/kozyndan_tidebunny.jpg

I KNOW! That’s why I bought it.

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The other piece of art is by Jeremy Fish, one of my favorite artists. Here’s some of his work.

http://www.sillypinkbunnies.com/

He lovee the skullee. And the bunnee and turtle-ee. But Jeremy Fish an amazing designer and I love his work and when this poster came on sale, I had to have it. You can’t really see it in the picture, but the tan part is really gold ink and it shimmers a little. So happee.

And I hung my art nouveau tiles. I collect art nouveau tiles. They’re not very expensive, they’re somewhat easy to find, and they’re easy to pack from foreign lands. Here’s a picture.

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I’ve been collecting them since I was twelve, so I’m thrilled that they’re hung in my apartment. It’s like having all my friends around me. More pictures to come as I hang more things.