As renters, we're putting a minimum of effort into changing this space. We've hung our favorite artwork, and tricked out the rooms to make them safe, accessible and fun for the little guy. In warm weather, I plan to put much more energy into making our porch a great place to hang out with some inexpensive plants and the hopes that the husband allows me to live my dream of renting a power-washer from Home Depot and giving that wood the what for. Other than that, we're saving our Martha-mojo (both energy and cash-wise) for a place that is truly ours. In the meantime, it's fun to daydream and gather ideas from house visits like yesterday's and of course the endless shelter blogs of the interwebs.
Have you ever seen a brilliant blog called The Selby in Your Place? It is one of my new favorites. Fabulous photographer Todd Selby visits the homes of interesting people (artists, chefs, actors and other creative types) and captures them in such a unique way. I really loved a recent series he posted on the owners of San Francisco's cult-favorite Tartine Bakery, capturing both their home and their shop.
I love that creative feedback loop that happens when you're allowed a window into someone's world.
What's your favorite voyeuristic inspiration?