Interior Project Updates, Season 1

In Yokohama, we’re now six weeks into our new school year and my thoughts have turned, once again, to The Interiors Project. I am looking for a few good homes; if you are an international educator interested in having your home featured during this school year, please email me at here.

If you are interested in knowing more about The Interiors Project, you’ll find a list of all the Season 1 features here.

I feel enormously grateful to The Interiors crew from last year and have asked those gracious home owners {and renters} to update you on their summers, their international moves, travels and adventures…

Issue 1: Monna McDiarmid and Damien Pitter @ Yokohama, Japan

Summer 2012: Tokyo ~ New York City ~ Pouch Cove, Newfoundland ~ Ottawa ~ Calgary ~ Tokyo.

{Pouch Cove, Newfoundland ~ Photo by Damien Pitter}

Issue 2: April Johnson @ Willemstad, Curacao

I had a family focused summer. Went to Texas and saw my mom and older brother. Kevin and I went canoeing on the Brazos River just down the road from where my mom lives now. Then my mom and I drove to Michigan to see everybody up there. I saw my younger brother Lee and Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and my Grandma who will be 97 next week. Then it was back to Curacao and a lovely stay-cation here until school started.

Issue 5: Kathy Manu @ Buenos Aires, Argentina

For me it was Lisbon, beach hopping in the Algarve, a wondrous week of exploration in Corsica and two weeks in CT/NYC/Mass enjoying family, friends, sales and outdoor swimming pools! We’ve already finished half of the first quarter here in BA so sadly, it all seems long ago! But so far a good semester and I’m taking a graffiti class, French class, and a poetry class do I am feeling like I’m living my wholehearted life.

Issue 6: Karen Fish @ Mumbia, India

Bangkok, Sydney, Melbourne, Prague, Berlin, London, back to Mumbai + great museums, wonderful art + lower summer temperatures in Berlin than winter in Sydney + friends and family = A wonderful summer. Now its back to work and time to start planning the next trip!

Issue 9: Jay Priebe and Jenny Johnson @ Bangkok, Thailand

Jay and I spent our summer the way we usually do…apart (mostly). The counterbalance to our international life is the consistency of our summers. I go to Portland to visit friends. Then I go to Utah to visit family and rock climb. Jay goes to Canada to visit friends and family and canoe. Our summers are a balm. This summer was notable for two reasons: Jay spent a week climbing with me at Maple and Coco spent the summer in Thailand (instead of camping with me at Maple). Here Coco gazes wistfully into the distance wondering why she’s been left behind (and perhaps dreaming of the treats I’ll bring back for her).

Issue 11: Debbie Studwell @ Tokyo, Japan

It was a summer of travel! I had a round the world ticket, and took full advantage: Bangkok, Istanbul, Paris, London, NYC, Boston, Denver, Phoenix, San Francisco and back ultimately to Tokyo. I had a full month in London and only had to stay in a hotel for 3 nights. I love having friends in fun places, generous friends… Pre-Olympic fever was rampant in London,and actually more fun than I expected. I even got to see the torch on its last run. Oh, it was hard to come back to reality.

Issue 12: Carrie Shaw @ London, England

I have just begun my 17th year teaching with a new class of fun-loving first graders and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. My beautiful flat is mostly the same… though there’s a new 55 ” screen TV in the living room which has been terrific to watch the Paralympics on! After a month in Toronto and area this summer, I felt so happy to return to my peaceful flat in NW London. Here’ a photo taken Thursday, September 6 at the Olympic Park. Sending hugs and Olympic inspired spirit to you all!

Issue 16: Mandy Linssen @ Vienna, Austria

Our big news this summer was our wedding:) We had the most fabulous day ever and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves… how often do you manage to get all your nearest and dearest together in one place eh?! We had a blast. Here are some pics… Oh yes… we are in the process of planning our honeymoon… to Japan!

Issue 18: Christine Martin @ Seoul, Korea

As my first extended summer ever (I’ve been on a school calendar all my life), my time has been filled with family, friends, and falling in love with my new niece. Within a month, my hubby and I will embark on our adventure in Luang Prabang, Laos to pursue our passions for writing, life coaching, yoga, and interior design. You are all welcome to stop by.

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