No, I have found no design jobs available thus far in Okinawa to those of us who don't speak fluent Japanese.
And Yes, I have to get my creativity out somehow and have chosen to do so by attempting to make my government housing look less "government-housing-ish". That's definately a word.
As you may have heard if you read this blog (or talk to us at all!) my in-law's Don & Leanne visited us a couple months ago. Upon arriving at our apartment, we gave the usual tour, and Leanne was comparing the real-life thing to those videos I had posted on my blog back in December 2009. It then occured to me that I have done quite a bit of re-decorating since that post, and most of our friends and family really don't know what our place looks like now that it's finished. And since I love all things interior design (and I also like to play with our new Canon 7D:) I thought I would take some new shots to show you all. I hope you enjoy!
I don't have a jewelry box right now, so I have to get creative with it
We bought this bench here in Japan - its made of teak and leather and one of my favorite small peices
Our photography wall
My favorite chair and pillow - love that Imperial Trellis;)
Have to have some ikat somewhere
Our chopstick collection has a new home
Gorgeous wine cabinet from Hong Kong
Our little Shisa Dogs from when we first got to Japan
I painted this myself;)