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Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Ali moved!


Posted by Ali | View all posts by Ali
4 Comments » | Published in House Tours, Lofts, Real Rooms, Video, YouTube  |  4 Comments

I’m in! I moved! I know there is major love right now for small spaces and I do appreciate how small places limit your material world to only the items you need/love, but I have to admit that having a bit more leg room feels really really good. I have to go against the norm, right?! The biggest factor for me was having a photography business in addition to trying to live in a 502 sq ft cozy corner with odd angles (and two people). The photo gear became a third wheel/roommate.

Anyhow, I managed to throw out my back on after lifting the fourth box that I packed (weak!) so the rest of the weekend was super slow going, but we had amazing movers who piled the heaviest boxes on top of one another and carried them away without breaking more than two sweat drops (per square centimeter). We’ve been in the space for a week and three days now and still have a lot to unpack (which is why I have not shared many photos yet), but I’ve actually had a little fun living amongst the boxes…take a look (and crank up your volume!):

A couple of folks inquired about the general floor plan of the living space so I drafted a very basic layout (I am not an architect or graphic designer, unfortunately). If you have ideas as to how I could arrange things, have at it! So far we have gone through three different setups and liked them all for different reasons. I promise to post more photos next week so you can get a better sense as to what I am really working with. Until then, use your imagination!

About Ali

I enjoy wood paneled station wagons, German food and senior citizens (I am 80 years old at heart). Nearly every weekend I am taking photos at other people's weddings and I have a blog of my own (but I don't update it often enough). I love to paint, sew and knit. Check out my DP Staff profile on Hatch.



  1. Jutta van Doornick says:

    October 30th, 2008 at 5:37 pm (#)

    Hi Ali,
    Let me know the height of each cabinet and storage pieces…..makes it easier to imagine where to place them!
    Have both window walls a nice view? Also important to know.


  2. Ali says:

    November 3rd, 2008 at 10:23 am (#)

    Hey Jutta,

    Perhaps I’ll make it even easier for you by creating a flickr set of all the furniture we currently have. I’ll get that together soon!

    As for our view from the windows…unfortunately it isn’t too great a view…somewhat industrial with a **slight** glimpse of the water.


  3. Jutta van Doornick says:

    November 6th, 2008 at 9:52 am (#)

    Hy Ali
    ….looking forward to see your flickr set…

    “slight” glimpse of water sounds good to me …. also does “somewhat industrial” – fits your metal storage cabinet (or vice versa) !


  4. Ali says:

    November 6th, 2008 at 8:59 pm (#)

    Hey Jutta,

    The flickr set is in the works. Unfortunately, daylight savings leaves me with little daylight to take photos and I am out of the country this weekend…but the set is coming!

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