Thursday, February 21, 2013

"how to support a decorating habit.."

The New York Times recently ran a piece on Chicago designer David Hopkins, who shares his apartment with two other renters - and chooses to sleep in a large closet - to save money.

Life is certainly about choices, and Hopkins chooses to invest in communal space decor rather than on the physical space in which he sleeps.

He knows how to throw a good party and enjoys hosting large dinners, so he designed and purchased a restaurant-worthy commercial range for the kitchen.  The apartment enjoys two dining tables - one smaller for everyday use and one 24 feet long for all those dinner parties.

ICDC certainly understands the need for trade-offs..and has made more than a few in her life.  For example, "Do I really need to buy lunch today or should I instead purchase this lovely D. Porthault boudoir pillow..??" Or: "These lizard-skin pumps just must come home with me!  Who needs Cable anyway!"

What is it in your own life that you'd prefer to invest in?

images by Ryann Ford for the NYT

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