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And this is how Kathy lives - beware: TONS of photos
By Kathymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 10711, member since Wed Mar 05, 2003
On Fri Feb 20, 2009 07:23 PM

I finished to clean my apartment. FINALLY. I used the rare super clean moment to take photos.

And this is how Kathy lives!!

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drawing is NOT correct scale, Lunique´s apartment (yellow, she´s my best friend) is in truth slightly bigger then mine (blue) and the size of each room is not correct

I start with photos of my corridor.

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view when you enter my apartment

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I´m a "tiny" bit jigsaw puzzle addict. Actually I start to have a problem, because I allready own two puzzles that do not fit to this place anymore and I just ordered three more puzzles. Where the hell do I store them??

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view from the other side

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first door goes to kitchen, second to bathroom, all photos on the walls (including other rooms) where taken by me

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When you enter my apartment the first room on the left is my bathroom.

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view from the door

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view from the other side

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After that the next room on the left is my kitchen.

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view from the door

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left side, you can see the first two glasses with pasta and under the microwave there is ratfood

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Here you see even more pasta in glasses and in hanging baskets. The tray is decorated with napkin-technique. I did that myself.

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PASTAAAA

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And on the fridge - even more pasta (ehm yes, I´m "slightly" addicted). Actually, inside the board under the window there is even a bit more...



The corridor directly leads to my sleeping room.

So, here it is:

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view from the door

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Over my bed are some decorated pointes and a professionel Swan Lake tutu from Staatsballett Berlin. Barbara Schroeder was wearing it (she retired and is now only doing character-roles without dancing). On the right is my working table with TV and computer.




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View with the window in my back, door at the front goes to my living room, door at the left back to corridor. On the left is a ratcalendar (photo not taken by me, but two of my photos are at other month). On the floor under the blanket is a jigsaw puzzle, I had to cover it because while I took the photos my rats where running free and they are good with destroying puzzles. The basket on the left is for them, there are many hazelnuts inside.

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Turning a bit more to the right side, my bookboard with photography books, balletbooks, Titanicbooks, Shakespeare, Stephen King and so on.

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Turning even more and my bed is visible again.

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I have a Lillebi-blanket!! Thanks to Lunique (christmas-gift). There´s also a Lillebi-pillow and a stuffed "Emile" from movie Ratatouille.

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Quite similar view to first photo.

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Close-up of my working area.




My sleeping room has a door that goes to the living room, sometimes I also call it rat room, because that´s the place where my pets live.

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View from the door. Behind the glass door is my balcony, in this case unvisible, because it´s night. :D

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View from the door, slightly looking to the left. There is my flash on a tripod. ;) I LOVE my camera stuff (camera itself is never on a photo, because I was using it to take the pictures *lol*). That tripod can also hold a flash-umbrella.

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View from the other side. The rat cage is of course very important here. ;) The butterflies on the wall where all painted by hand by me. That was a lot of work...

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Slight turn to the left, and there´s a rat on the photo. Can you spot my Krümel at the white ladder?

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cage and sofa

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whoops, photo is "a little" tilted. Eh, who cares now. Cage close-up. Only one rat was at home when I took the picture but you can´t see her directly, because she´s inside the soft house with the clouds and stars.

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my board, with pointeshoes, a Titanic + Titanicphoto (eh, of course this photo was NOT taken by me, I´m not that old...), the DVDs are mostly balletDVDs.

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A bit wider angle then the photo before. Through the door you can look back into my sleeping room.

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A view inside the board. Top: pointes, tiaras, a lace-umbrella, a lace-fan - my ballerina stuff ;), middle: Lillebi-stuff, for the inner child, below: mixture of russian stuff and other things I like.

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close-up of the Lillebi-stuff

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and a close-up of the russian-stuff + the mixed things

11 Replies to And this is how Kathy lives - beware: TONS of photos

re: And this is how Kathy lives - beware: TONS of photos
By Nicola_xmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 2257, member since Sun Dec 21, 2003
On Sat Feb 21, 2009 01:46 AM
Wow Kathy you have a very cool apartment and it must be great living next door to your best friend!

I love that your apartment is full of your creativity - it looks gorgeous.

Thanks for sharing

Nicola x
re: And this is how Kathy lives - beware: TONS of photos
By CrayolaPremium member Comments: 1549, member since Sat Feb 26, 2005
On Sat Feb 21, 2009 06:41 AM
I am in love with your apartment! Some of the photos (kitchen and bathroom) look like they came straight from a home magazine.

I really like your candle holder (the silver one near your coat rack); it's lovely.

I too, take advantage of the rare opportunity that my house is clean to snap photos :)
re: And this is how Kathy lives - beware: TONS of photos
By MuffinHeadmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 5172, member since Thu Jun 10, 2004
On Sat Feb 21, 2009 05:03 PM
When can I move in with you! My three rats are sure to get along with your rats.

I *love* the cage-- I have a crappy cage right now... it's just an aquarium with an "addition" on top of it that is all wire mesh. Did you buy the cage or craft it yourself or what? All I know is that I want one.
re: And this is how Kathy lives - beware: TONS of photos
By Kathymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 10711, member since Wed Mar 05, 2003
On Sat Feb 21, 2009 05:16 PM
I got this cage for free once. ;) The person who bought it didn´t need it anymore and gave it away for free to a place that cares for homeless rats. I am such a place. ;) (Okay, right now we have no guestrats, but only because we found a final home for the last ones a short time ago.)

My neighbour Lunique has a selfmade cage for her rats. It´s a closet, the doors are now having wire mesh, and inside is lots of place for the rats. The wood in her cage is varnished to make sure that the ratpee doesn´t soak inside. Can´t take photos of that cage though because it needs renovation and is empty currently (she´s also using a cage that looks exactly like mine right now).
re: And this is how Kathy lives - beware: TONS of photos
By Kathymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 10711, member since Wed Mar 05, 2003
On Sat Feb 21, 2009 05:25 PM
just found photos of Lunique´s cage that where taken when it was new. At this time we covered the wood with self-adhesive foil, but her rats where evil and thought foil is tasty. ;) There is only one ladder, because the rats can switch from floor to floor with climbing at the wire mesh.

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Renovation now means new varnish plus better possibiltys to hang things everywhere.
re: And this is how Kathy lives - beware: TONS of photos
By MuffinHeadmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 5172, member since Thu Jun 10, 2004
On Sat Feb 21, 2009 06:17 PM
Holy crap! I love it. I need to get going on making a cage. My friend Jes just made a small one out of an old TV he found while dumpster diving. He took EVERYTHING out and put wire mesh over where the screen was. It looks awesome-- but it's too small for all three of my loves.

I'll have to check craigslist or something for an old dresser type of thing, kind of like Lunique's!
re: And this is how Kathy lives - beware: TONS of photos
By tutulessmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 5351, member since Fri Mar 26, 2004
On Sat Feb 21, 2009 06:30 PM
Hehe, I remember that place! I really should visit you again some time... maybe in August?

Love you!!!
re: And this is how Kathy lives - beware: TONS of photos
By Kathymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 10711, member since Wed Mar 05, 2003
On Sat Feb 21, 2009 06:39 PM
I don´t know my full plans for august yet, but as soon as I know I can tell you. Would be great to have you here again. :)
re: And this is how Kathy lives - beware: TONS of photos
By DiamondDancerH11 Comments: 1977, member since Sat Oct 04, 2003
On Sun Feb 22, 2009 07:33 PM
I LOVE your apartment! The layout is so neat and the way you decorated is lovely! :)
re: And this is how Kathy lives - beware: TONS of photos
By tutulessmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 5351, member since Fri Mar 26, 2004
On Mon Feb 23, 2009 03:53 AM
I could probably also do late July... I just know that in September/early October, I'll be in England for my school work experience...

I can help you get rid of some of that pasta.... and make pudding at 2 am ;)
re: And this is how Kathy lives - beware: TONS of photos
By DancewearDesignPremium member Comments: 5614, member since Sat Jan 22, 2005
On Sun Mar 01, 2009 03:56 PM
Hi,
Fantastic! Love it!
The whole cage thing is pretty impressive. :)
cathryn x

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