I realize that my security system in my previous homes was Charlotte. But, in leu of the Charps, I now have this. When visitors stop over, they ring my bell in the lobby. A video of their face pops up in the little screen: I can talk to them and then I can buzz them in. Or I can just watch-them-without-them-knowing . . . for a while. Creepy.
This is my kitchen. Contrary to popularity in Singapore, I will not be eating out every night. I love cooking! And, I'm excited to get back to it. Look how clean and white this kitchen is: it's so beautiful!! That's all gonna change. You'll see lots of video posts from here, as I attempt to cook new and exciting area-specific dishes. Come over and eat!
Why hello, random glass room in living area. Just outside of my kitchen is my living area. Inside the living area is my own personal glass elevator. (Or at least that's what I'm calling it.) It's really my "study". I'm making it a reading space: with bookshelves, a chair/ottoman, and a small desk. It will also house my computer. I'm most excited about the artwork that will hang on the walls in this space . . . It will be fun to curate, too, since it can be seen from the outside.
This is my living area. The couch, coffee table, and chair came with the apartment. I've moved the furniture to face outdoors. I won't have a television, so it frees up my space a bit. Behind the couch, towards the glass room, there will be a table full of books and lamps. This will also couple as a dining area for when I have guests. (Or at least I'm hoping at some point over the next three years that I do--in fact--have guests over.) The image below is taken from the door to the balcony. See my glass elevator towards the back? It is glass, so I wanted to make sure you could see it.
The balcony! My favorite room in the house. There is a plant store just down the street I will be frequenting heavily. I'm so excited to have a space for plants again! I'm going to be spending lots of time out here . . . Possibly fingerweaving. Definitely making things. There will be a little sleeper space out here for naps. It will be wonderful. And, leaving the door open creates the most amazing breeze, which will help keep me from running the air conditioner all of the time. Check out the views below. Yay!
So I live in a small space, right? Yet there are two (1, 2) bathrooms. One for guests--the common bathroom. And, my bathroom: in my bedroom. The one pictured above is the common bathroom. Tiny shower time . . .
Here's my bedroom. Or--what did they say on Cribs, back in the day--where the magic happens? Um, sure. So there are two gigantic windows in this room, each with a window seat. And once my bed is delivered, it will take up most of this space. The curtains are black-outs, so mornings won't be an issue. At night, the city provides great ambient light: coupled with a small lamp, I probably won't even use the overhead light. There's a huge wardrobe inside the bedroom and my bathroom--even with a bathtub--is off the hallway! See images below.