First Week in Carroll Gardens

We arrived last Wednesday, and unpacking is an ongoing project. We sold, gave away, or threw out most of our “big stuff”, so this move is not only about a new space, but also a lot of new purchases. A lot of the stuff we got rid of was from our college days, and had also already made it through our fire.

Room & Board sofaI’m most excited about our new sofa, which Lisa bought from Room & Board in SoHo. Thanks to Jason and Liz for tipping us off to this place – we loved everything we saw there. Their furniture manages to be very modern without looking uncomfortable or annoying. (Of course, we realized later that we chose the same sofa as the Yovanoff-De Mase home… but hey, good taste is good taste, right?

New homeThe other cool thing is that we now have a kitchen counter to sit at, (which is completely obscured by the box in the photo at left). But, we needed stools. We noticed a typo in the newest West Elm catalog, where they listed their overlapping square barstool + counterstool for $229 each, or $249 for a pair… with no surcharge. So, we of course bought 2 pair, despite only having counter space for 3 of these, comfortably. Helllllooooo Craigslist – I encourage you to try to get the same deal, because it like legal stealing.

Ooh. Now we need a tv.We also bought the new TiVo HD, as the Time Warner man is coming Friday. Everyone in New York tells me that they don’t watch TV – what’s wrong with you people? Nice thing about the new TiVo is that it supports Cable Cards, so we won’t need a separate Cable box. The not nice thing is that I can’t afford to buy a LCD TV yet, so we’re stuck with this deep CRT poking out into the room for now.

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