Thursday, August 23, 2007
the little room that could
just a little over 70 sq. ft., facing a lightwell with a closet that is 12 sq. ft., this room needed a lot of help. my previous roommate placed a queen size mattress on a box spring (no frame) that nearly blocked the closet and made the room slightly hellish. now that i've had a summer to tinker, it seems a japanese appreciation for small spaces is needed to make the room inhabitable. my new roommate is arriving tomorrow, and i think we'll pick out some bookshelves and a nightstand together. i also bought picture shelves from ikea so she can display photos and prints (she's writing a dissertation on max beckmann). honestly, there's not much i can do with the room. there are babies directly above and below, and it faces the bathroom. hopefully this will be our last roommate. some days i feel cranky and think i should add to the baby love-fest. can't you imagine three babies screaming their heads off into a single lightwell?