Small Apartments: Tomiko’s After Living Room

I have been trying to post these “after” photos of Donatello and my living room forever. You know how it is- even though we love our space, it’s never quite perfect enough to post photos. I admit, I took these photos for Airbnb! I always planned to take some more, but now it will never […]

Cactus-Themed Items for Your Home

grand pointe cactus, monique monique tricot

From what we’ve seen on instagram and pinterest, cactus- and unicorn-themed things are all the rage these days. I haven’t been into unicorns since I was about 8 years old, but cacti are a whole different thing. Tomiko and I first saw cacti when we visited Arizona around 1993, and we were awed by the […]

Happy Kawaii Dryer Balls

Ever heard of dryer balls? I hadn’t until recently mostly because I try to air dry my laundry as much as possible. Sometimes though, the large items such as bedding need to go in the dryer in the winter. Using dryer balls helps fluff and aerate tumbling laundry. As usual, when I found out they […]

DIY: Make Your Own Leather Key Covers

My leather obsession continues with these leather key covers. I wanted to customize our house and apartment keys for future house guests (though our apartment is still too small at the moment but I can dream). I refreshed my embroidery skills by labeling the house key with an ¨H¨and the apartment one with an ¨A.¨ Simple and obvious, […]

Small Apartments: Meinhilde’s After Living Room

Small Apartments - Meinhilde's After Living Room

In April 2013, I moved into my own apartment. Through luck and the help of family, I was able to get this small apartment in a house over 100 years old, renovated. It’s taken me a couple years to get everything arranged (and then finally tidied up for photos!), but at long last, here are […]

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