There's something so sad about cities. Don't get me wrong, I'm a rapturous urbanite, but humour me for a second and look out the window. Look at the people across the street from you cooking dinner. Watch the neglectful dog owner look around furtively before leaving his pet's shit on the sidewalk.
NOW IMAGINE SEEING THIS INSTEAD:
Okay, so we can't exactly turn back the clock. But for all of us torn between loving our apartments and romanticising our past lives as hunter-gatherers, the least we can do is bring a little of the natural world into our homes.
It's way easy to maintain an herb garden - find a sunny windowsill and remember to water them. I also love these adorable thimblefulls of green.And hey, it's spring! Get thee to the corner store and pick up some daffodils!
(both photos from design sponge)
I may be a nature lover, but I'm also a devotee of what I'll call the Nature Colonialist school of decor. I've already posted about my love of taxidermy.
Artist Meryl Smith has an amazing collection of framed butterflies, seahorses and the like. I say, the more your apartment resembles a biology classroom, the better.
(photos from the selby)
Basically, I'm trying to get over my Guilt of Being Human so I can get busy embracing gardens, butterfly collecting, and other ways of taming the natural world.
BECAUSE I'M HUMAN, GOSHDARNIT, AND I CARE ABOUT AESTHETICS.