Southwest #28: Kim's Treetop Nest

Southwest #28: Kim's Treetop Nest

Gregory Han
Apr 23, 2008

Name: Kim
Location: Venice, CA
Size: 475 sq. ft. apartment
Rent/Own: Rent

What is the advantage of SMALL? As the saying goes, "You can't take it with you!" Living in a small space helps me to strike a healthy balance as a consumer. Since I know that I have a small dwelling, I am pretty discerning about what I buy and how I reuse what I have.

Living here in my cozy nest, I don't feel burdened with maintaining many rooms of furniture and stuff. It frees me up to pursue my creative interests and just live my life!

What's your favorite resource for your home?

When I travel, I tend to find (small) cool objects at flea markets, art studios and street fairs. I also shop at good ol' standbys like Ikea, Cost Plus, Anthropology, Target (believe it or not!), Olvera Street, ABC Carpets in NYC, Indigo in Minneapolis etc. And I read Dwell, the LA Times, fashion magazines, and sites online like this one...

What is your one favorite element in your small, cool home?

My folk art. I've been collecting pieces for several years. Now that the word is out, friends and family members love to give me masks and crafts for my collection--which is a challenge, since my space is petite!

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