Tuesday, January 10, 2006

The Office

Briefly clean.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The office looks wonderful. That pumpkin is a good color, fyi. My dining room is the same shade. watch out for the mocking, however. The Hub and I both have degrees from the Univeristy of Texas and we get a lot of folk who scream "hook 'em!" when they see the room.

January 10, 2006 11:32 AM  
Blogger Christopher Barzak said...


January 10, 2006 3:00 PM  
Blogger Maureen McHugh said...

Hell, Chris, you live in Japan. My 11' by 12' room is almost the size of Tokyo apartment!

(My entire understanding of Tokyo apartments is based on the movie Tampopo, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092048/ and should not be taken to represent reality.)

January 10, 2006 3:21 PM  
Blogger Darby M. Dixon III said...

I've been meaning to clean my apartment since, uhm. Er. Eh...uh oh.

I think I'm just going to move into a new apartment and start all over with new stuff. Or I'll let myself be inspired by these posts and get to work on cleaning. One of the two.

January 10, 2006 3:56 PM  
Blogger Christopher Barzak said...

No, you're about right. I mean, there are bigger apartments in Tokyo of course, but you gotta have a lot of money to afford them. My own apartment in a suburb (and not necessarily a close one--50 minutes out of the city by train) has two main rooms. One the size of your office. Which is my bedroom/living room. And the other one is my kitchen which also has a toilet room and a shower stall inserted into one wall. It's all very functional and I will actually miss the efficient feel of it all when I'm gone. But I've always been a "get rid of it" person, instead of a "keep it" so it's perfect for my personality, this sort of space and its requirement that you keep only what is necessary with a few highlights of adornment. That's really where the whole "less is more" thing comes from here, I think! There's no space for More! You gotta see the beauty in less!

But I am jealous that you have an office. I have a corner of my bedroom/living room/ that functions as office. It's a small drafting table where my phone and laptop sit. That's all. lol

January 10, 2006 4:06 PM  

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