Monday, February 2, 2009

apartment lust, part 2

Why do I do these things to myself? This is the second unaffordable studio apartment I've fallen head-over-heels, madly in love with (for the first, see here), although I've had several crushes in between. Like any good unrequited devotion, my infatuation with the apartment has gone through stages. At first I was captivated by the building's classically handsome exterior.   

As I got to know the apartment better, however, I found myself drawn to its inner beauty, like the black and white tiles and flattering lighting in this bright bathroom...

... the crisp clean lines of these cabinets (notice the dependable continuity of the tiling)...


... and, most particularly, the hardwood (the word play stops here) floors and chandelier. *Sigh* Of course, it is only a studio apartment (and a steeply priced studio at that) but I don't care. I like it just the way it is. As Shakespeare said, "Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds, or bends with a remover to remove: O no! It is an ever-fixed mark, that looks on tempests and is never shaken." That's one of my favorite Shakespeare quotes, second only to the little-known "Dear Universe: please give me $725 monthly (plus utilities) right now so I can live in this beautiful place." 


*The sonnet quoted is Sonnet 116, readable in its entirety here.

6 comments:

cdr said...

It really is an adorable little place. Where is it located?

nicole said...

My first place was a little studio apartment. It was not as cute or lust-worthy as your choices, but it was just what I wanted... a little space all my own. I think rent back then was something like $525 a month. I loved it.

By the way... I think I had to memorize that sonnet and perform it in high school. You just brought back a weird memory.

haylie said...

It's in Portland, near NW 23rd. I want it.

dallas and Kim said...

ahhhhhh, now I see, it's near NW
23rd! That makes it even that much more desireable, right?? I'm, actually pretty O.K. with that neighborhood too...I could shop and visit Hailey, shop and visit Hailey. Anthropology, here we come! XO Love, Aunt Kim

dallas and Kim said...

P.S. I don't know why I have such a mental block when it comes to spelling your name right. I'm a reasonably intelligent woman. I was a court reporter for 25 years, for heaven sakes. Sorry, maybe in a couple more years I'll get it down! - K

Cassidy said...

Oh wow Haylie it is so pretty! One day my love you will have a lovely place like that!