Based in Sydney, Australia, Foundry is a blog by Rebecca Thao. Her posts explore modern architecture through photos and quotes by influential architects, engineers, and artists.

First Steps

The past few days have been crazy busy, but in such a great and exciting way!

In addition to work, I’ve been trying to catch up on some of the side projects I put on hold while Jenny was here. On top of that, Melvin and I have been planning and prepping for our big move this weekend!!!

I can’t even begin to describe how excited we are to have a place to make our home. To give you all some context, we've been living with Melvin's parents who very generously invited me to live with them almost 3 years ago. Now, while it has been a huge blessing for us to live there, we wanted to take the leap and find a place of our own. Hence, "a place to make our home.”

Anyway, I’ve been completely nerding out about having our own place. I drew up our floor plan based on photos I took when we originally toured the unit and sketched out ideas for where we can place things. It’s a little tough considering we don’t really have any furniture that we can account for, but I still find it really fun working with this new blank canvas... especially since I've been able to collect some awesome home décor pieces over the past few years that I haven’t been able to put on display.

Though the bulk of our move will be this weekend, we were able to move in a few things last night. (We got to use our keys for the first time! Weee!) Since we don’t have a specific order in which to move things, we started off simple with cleaning supplies and smaller items that we don’t need with us at the house right now. 

We took our first batch of things over to our new place!!! We started off small and in no particular order. Our only must-haves for this round were cleaning supplies. We also brought our first pieces of furniture, which were a set of four chairs donated to us by Melvin's mom.

We took our first batch of things over to our new place!!! We started off small and in no particular order. Our only must-haves for this round were cleaning supplies. We also brought our first pieces of furniture, which were a set of four chairs donated to us by Melvin's mom.

We are instituting a "Mahalo for taking your shoes off" policy in our home. We plan on eventually having a rug/mat at the front door so our visitors can remove their shoes there and place them in our nearby closet. Visitors be warned, if you're wearing shoes, make sure you wear your socks.

We are instituting a "Mahalo for taking your shoes off" policy in our home. We plan on eventually having a rug/mat at the front door so our visitors can remove their shoes there and place them in our nearby closet. Visitors be warned, if you're wearing shoes, make sure you wear your socks.

When your stepping stool isn't high enough, you gotta do what you gotta do.

When your stepping stool isn't high enough, you gotta do what you gotta do.

I lined our shelves in hopes that we'll be able to move in our kitchen supplies next! I have a huge cup collection that I can't wait to have on display since a lot of them have been tucked away in boxes since I bought them.

I lined our shelves in hopes that we'll be able to move in our kitchen supplies next! I have a huge cup collection that I can't wait to have on display since a lot of them have been tucked away in boxes since I bought them.

I put up our first piece of wall décor in our kitchen! It's an awesome wood piece that I bought from the Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasedena last month.

I put up our first piece of wall décor in our kitchen! It's an awesome wood piece that I bought from the Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasedena last month.

Not going to lie, I'm a little intimidated by everything we need to do this weekend, so if anyone has any tips and tricks for moving, please share! We're newbies to this whole moving thing so any advice would help! 

To living on the bright side,
Jessica 

Nesting, Pt. 1

Moving Forward

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