Looking at many aspects of the construction, it seems obvious that this is a very old house and hardly like any of those we often see now.
By the time I found this house I was all captivated with old stuff and vintage culture and I deliberately searched for aged houses only. When I spotted the wooden ceiling of this house, my heart just pounded and with such excitement, I planned out a layout for the whole house to overhaul the interior and was already falling in love with this place. It had actually been almost deserted before I moved in and the fact that I gave new life to this neglective house is another reason for me to feel all proud of the place and myself.
For what reasons did you start falling for the old and aged?
I’m not so sure where or when it all started but basically, I have an urge to pursue things that sets myself apart from others. So I searched for a space that distinguishes itself from the average layout and it so happened that I narrowed down my choices to aged buildings. And to think of another reason, I spent a year in New York and that sparked a large impact, because throughout the year I was mad about vintage.
Why were you so attracted to vintage in particular?
In my case, most of the female freshman in their early 20’s tended to show passionate interest in luxury brands but that was really a skeptical scene and made it hard for me to mingle with. I took it pretty hard to the fact that I was the only one with a different taste and I went quite drastic to see the end of all that and left for New York with an excuse to learn English. And that New York experience had drawn a large impact on my taste in a variety of aspects. For instance, the excitement of hunting down treasures among piles of vintage at a flea market held in front of my flat, the society focused on the recovering and preserving of old structures rather than to tear them down and make shiny developments were beyond impressive. And mostly, I was a poor student so I fulfilled my desire to beautify fashion and interior with vintage, which was the best way for me to indulge my cravings on a cheaper budget. The only thing I was abundant with was my energy so I went about everywhere for my findings.