Feb 10, 2011

Chambres à coucher

Hello, friends. My brain is a bit numbed from work so I have little coherency left in me. Let's keep this short.

Moving on to bedroom shots on the Contax, I present my good old room at home.

I devour food writing and here's just a small sample of some of the food books I've acquired. I first discovered food blogs in the fall of 2006 and then took an "Art of Eating" creative writing class in college which was pretty amazing and made me go through a phase where I pretty much only read this genre for leisure reading.

I've already posted this one to my flickr, but here's the same angle of my room. It's east-facing which I love (except when I'm trying to sleep in). If I ever have the luxury to be picky about an apartment in NY, it would definitely need a set (preferably floor to ceiling) of east-facing windows.

This room was wallpapered when we moved in, and we never got around to changing that (except when my mom and I tried and failed miserably to take down a section - how the hell do you properly remove wallpaper?!). So the guest room remains covered in blue nursery/baby print wallpaper. NOTHING matches in this room, including the furniture. It's pretty great.

Now, where's my bottle of wine...

17 comments :

  1. Thanks for sharing an insight into your childhood home. The light is amazing. I love your selection of books!

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  2. Amazing light! I also had a window in my room facing east... there's nothing better than fresh morning light in summer...
    (a secret for wallpaper removal: spray or brush in water on them, wait for a few minutes, and you would be able to remove them in huge pieces).

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  3. Lovely lovely room! & your college course sounds like it was amazing!

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  4. such lovely lighting. love those curtains too. :)

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  5. My kind of evening - food books and wine. You have fine taste, my dear!

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  6. I am loving your room. It looks so clean and wonderful. Honestly, I need to find a way to get rid of the clutter. I will have to make a plan so that my room will become a more minimalistic space!
    --Ciara

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  7. What a pretty blog you have, I'm enjoying the photos very much^^

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  8. You and I have the exact same collection of food books!

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  9. Okay, now you've got me even more curious (and I've always been at least a LITTLE curious) to ask - what do you do? You rarely talk about school unless it's in the past tense, so I always assumed you've already graduated. But spill it sister! When you're not shooting, scanning or blogging (or drinking coffee ;), what're you up to?

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  10. Cindyhttp://cindyloughridgephotography.com/February 11, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    Beautiful photos, Alice.

    Now, I understand your obsession with food. My favorite food book to date is Ruth Reichl's Tender at the Bones. I love her style of writing.

    BTW, I'm an expert wallpaper peeler. Whenever I embarked on a removal project, I always think to mysel, why do people ever put up wallpaper? Haha. It was very in back in the 70's. Way before your time. ;)

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  11. beautiful light :D and I LOVE the mismatched wallpaper room!

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  12. kim, i am emailing you right now. :)

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  13. what beautiful light. you take such lovely photos. i love it when things don't match in a room. :)

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  14. I love your baby blue nursery guest room. And I also gravitate to the food writers. Molly Wizenberg's "A Homemade Life" is my favorite.

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  15. The blue wallpaper actually looks very nice from your picture.

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  16. ..."spoon fed" i have that one around here. if you would like it, just drop me an email. i will send it, your way.
    ; )

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