6.10.10

this is where i live: guest post by siri of ringo, have a banana!

I've been reading Siri's blog, Ringo, Have a Banana! for a while, yet when I saw these pictures I was struck by how unfamiliar they were -- I hadn't seen too much of Siri's home before! I was so happy to see them, and I'm even happier that she's sharing these pictures of her Brooklyn home here on my blog. I get the same feeling looking at these as I do looking at pictures of the apartments of Parisians who have all the best things, such as heirlooms from grandmothers.  I hope you love them as much as I do. Anabela


I share this apartment with my boyfriend, but he's gone on tour quite a bit, leaving me with a lot of time to spread my junk all over the place. We still need so much furniture, but finding it for cheap around here, especially without a car, is an endless frustration! Our place is long and narrow, and the two middle rooms have no windows, which drives me crazy and means I focus most of my attention on the bedroom which is at the front of the building and catches glorious sunsets. I'm determined that some day I'm going to live in a place with a window in every room and a back yard (or at least a little patio or something). Is that really too much to ask??



(I had to ask about that amazing moon! Siri said that "It actually is meant to go on the wall and, get this, it lights up and has various different settings to imitate the actual cycles of the moon!")












Thanks, Siri!

17 comments:

  1. wow, what an amazing space! i think i would feel inspired 24/7 if i lived there.

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  2. very cool! i've been reading her blog for a while as well. i dig her apartment, as i imagined i would :D

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  3. love that sketch in the bottom photo and am jealous of the cherry blossom polaroid :)

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  4. oh anabela i love these posts, so glad you are doing this!
    & siri, wow i love your place!

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  5. The grey owl teapot is adorable/hilarious. I have salt & pepper shakers from the same line in brown--if any Philly readers are out there, I picked them up at a kitchen supply store near Rittenhouse. Can't remember the name, although I always pass it on my way back from work (argh).

    Great series, Anabela! It sounds like you'd rather take the pictures yourself, which makes sense, but it is interesting to see what parts of their homes people offer up for viewing. Idle thought: does it say more about the things they love living with, or about what they feel fits best on your blog? Either way, nice work, everyone :)

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  6. Eep, thanks everyone (and Anabela!!) I'm really sorry I didn't include captions like the other ladies, my bad! If there's anything at all you want to know about any of the photos, just ask and I'll reply in the comments :n )

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  7. i love these posts too. must break out our projector!

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  8. Wow, she's got the cutest home! This makes me want to makeover my entire room!

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  9. what a beautiful home!!
    i really enjoyed all of these pictures. it's fun to see where bloggers live!

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  10. Things I love about this
    1/ Its organised chaos. Makes my organised chaos feel better.
    2./ pains of being pure at heart
    3/ carpet
    4/ rought trade photo booth.

    AMAZING this has made me immediately want to read this blog... and be friends with the people who live here. xx

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  11. Dianne: you're absolutely right, "controlled chaos" is kinda my motto haha! I actually made a point of not tidying up too terribly much before I took these, since I wanted it to be a fairly accurate representation of how we live day to day. Sometimes it's cleaner, but honestly, sometimes it's A LOT messier heh.

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  12. 1/ Collectible late-period Knight School playlist,
    2/ Kurt already looks like an anime character,
    3/ Architectural molding in Greenpoint is the best,
    4/ Projector looks farrrrr too comfortable.

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  13. best "where i live" post in world's history.

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  14. Siri: it's cool, I didn't give you any instruction! I sometimes think that captions get in the way anyhow!

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  15. Amelish: I'm not sure. I didn't give them any instruction on what to photograph, hoping that they would take the pictures as freely and easily as they wanted. I said they could visit a friend (as I do) if they wanted, though. I like to think that there is a nice amount of variety represented!

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  16. that moon is fantastic! james would really like that haha..
    it is the worst when there is a lack of windows! ..but she's done a great job of dealing with that. what a great space!

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  17. Love this place! Also love how it is a tad messy, like my place!

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