Feb
29

Leap Year

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Feb
27

the yellow hallway

Posted by sol in I wanted to be an architect, images

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My love for yellow and mirroirs sorciers all in one place.


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Feb
26

Some eye candy for myself.

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Some details of our en-suite bathroom

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I bought the knock-off Tulip stool on ebay for 70€, had it car painted and reupholstered in this amazing purple velvet with black motifs. It goes perfectly well along the purple mosaic.


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Feb
26

Home, sweet home.

Posted by sol in I wanted to be an architect

Hello internet! It’s been a while!
We’ve been slightly busy moving to our house:

emptying my brother-in-law’s house which he was so nice to lend us for almost a year, trying to leave it as perfect as it was given to us, carrying the endless amounts of books, CD’s, shoes, clothes, kitchenware, furniture, and miscellaneous shit we own from three different places to the house and the basement, dirtying and cleaning floors, stowing away, throwing away indecent amounts of crap, fighting with electricians, masons, plumbers, depression, anxiety and exhaustion, trying to keep a million things in mind, going on with our lives, and the life of our little teething baby – all at the same, fucking time.
All this, of course, without an internet connection.
Life can be hard sometimes.

Hard as my good ol’ mattress, the one I so longed for during a very bad year, trying to get used to a supple bed and waking up with very sore backs. Those same backs shouted WTF! as soon as we lied down on Wednesday night on the maybe-way-too-hard old mattress.

We worked very hard on the weekend, and things are looking much better over here,  since we managed to gather all the unarranged objects in one room and the rest of the house looks tidy enough. And, and.. now we have connectivity. Ah, that feels good.


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Feb
18

before and after.

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The color is Dulux Firecracker, and the cushion fabric is an original Mexican embroidery I had bought in 2002 in San Miguel de Allende, and had kept in a drawer waiting to be shown in all its beauty. I had even forgotten of its existence, until I read about these textiles on Design*Sponge AND on Absolutely Beautiful Things   and I went: hey! I am Mexican. hey! I have one of those!

Well, here it is. That’s our landing strip in the new house. oh yes, that’s another sneak peek. You’re welcome.


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Feb
18

Sitting down.

Posted by sol in images, my sons are smarter than me

The week began quite well!!!

Damiano is slowly overcoming his illness, tonight was the first evening since Thursday that he hasn’t had a fever.

and… AND…

He now sits on his own!

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The photo is crappy but the smile’s worth it. (check the snot on his upper lip hee)

Anyway, I’m twice as happy about this progress because now that he sits, I feel more easy about leaving him on day care and go back to work. Part of my depression comes from my lack of financial independence. I’m thinking 4 hours a day, 4 days a week. On the fifth day my mother-in-law will be likely thrilled to have him and show him off to her friends hee


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Feb
16

moving…

Posted by sol in I wanted to be an architect

Damiano’s bronchitis, our own exhaustion, the shitty freezing weather and a damned plumber have been hampering our move to our new house.

Fortunately Damiano is being treated with antibiotics and will get well soon, we’re getting lots of help from my in-laws and the plumber will be there on Tuesday to finish his job.

This weekend will be tough. But it will be fucking worth it.

A very weary Sol.


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Feb
9

sneak peek of our dining room.

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For a complete house tour, we shall wait God knows how long.

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Feb
8

endlich!

Posted by sol in I wanted to be an architect

We’re moving to our new house TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!

to-do list:

  • Clean everything: from the doors, floors and walls, to the parts of the bed and bookshelf Michele will mount tomorrow.
  • Clean the kitchen and line drawers with the IKEA rubber lining of which I forgot the name.
  • Put light bulbs on chandelier.
  • Mount our provisional IKEA Docksta table. The final one is being built bespoke and it will take… well some time.
  • Arrange chairs around table. Take a picture.
  • Put salt in the dishwasher and test run.
  • Mount mirror and cabinet in small bathroom.
  • Mount toilet paper holder in small bathroom.
  • Mount Damiano’s coathanger and shelves.
  • Paint landing strip bench.
  • Mount coat hanger.
  • Bring my sewing table and sewing machine and sewing stuff. Shades are to be completed on site.
  • Call Brigitte to check for kitchen changes: maybe we can add a second row of over head cupboards.
  • Bring in all the kitchen paraphernalia. Wash and arrange.

there’s a million things to be done, but I guess these will suffice for tomorrow. Sunday, we’ll see.


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Feb
8

This pretty much sums up life.

Posted by sol in life

“Do you regret anything?”

“Lots. And much more to come.”


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