Friday, March 9, 2007

finally: free daylight hours.

No, blog, I haven't forgotten about you, I've just had trouble taking photos this week. Something I noticed and then confirmed with my photographer friend is that I really need to be using natural light to get the best shots. But that's been hard this week since it seems that I'm at work during most daylight hours. IN JAPAN


So, when I didn't have any new photos, I was looking back through old photos to see if there was something to post, and I went back as far as three years ago, when we did a bunch of traveling. I got really nostalgic looking at the photos of our everyday life in Japan--I'm so glad we photographed EVERYthing: the supermarket, the view out our bedroom window, our bedroom. When we renovated our current house, we tried to replicate the feeling of that Japanese bedroom in our sunroom. And looking at the old photos, I think we did a pretty good job. The bedroom was such a peaceful place, which I think a bedroom should be, with no furniture (just our futons on the tatami) and nothing on the walls. We've tried to keep the sunroom pretty minimalist, too, and there's even a futon in there, but it's the western type.Today I prepared my go-to lunch for the end of the week when there's not much else to eat. I've found that keeping lots of these mediterranean-type ingredients on hand can make it so easy to make pizzas, pastas, bruschetta. Most of these items have a pretty long shelf life: pesto, sundried tomatoes, feta, capers, olives, pine nuts, pepperoncinis. Just add some fresh spinach or tomatoes and it's even better. I'm getting hungry again just writing about it!


  1. I love that clean light Japanese aesthetic - you have captured it wonderfully. I'd love to spend more time in Japan.
    The Roman blinds from your last post look really interesting, it is a great idea to use quilting in the blind to make it really unique - did you decide to go ahead with it?
    Good on you for making the skirt too, I'm sure a little girl will really treasure it.

  2. beautiful japan-inspired bedroom! i love that peaceful clean-lined look as well.
    empathizing with working during daylight hours... but not after today! yay, daylight savings!


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