Shoko Wanger is a freelance writer living in Brooklyn, NY. She authors her own personal blog, Sho & Tell, and writes a weekly column for the Equals Record, called Looking Forward. Shoko is also a regular contributor to Rue Magazine. In her spare time, you're likely to find her reading on her stoop, clipping recipes from food blogs, browsing flea markets, and exploring the city.
Home // Desk
I work from home most of the week, so I spend lots of time here at my desk, which is located in a sunny corner of my bedroom. I try to keep my workspace as neat as possible, but I do like to have items that I find inspiring on display. The framed poster is of Pete Townshend, one of my all-time favorites. The print in front of that is by Evan Robertson. It has a great quote by Jack Kerouac on it: I accept lostness forever. Among the other items is a photograph of a cliff diver taken by my brother; a watercolor done by my friend, Natalie; and an old painting by my dad.
Closet // Japanese Ring
I bought this ring (along with a matching one in pearly white) in Tokyo years ago. I like my accessories - hats, scarves, headbands, jewelry - to pop. The larger and louder, the better. This piece is no exception. It's a great conversation starter.
Tool // Polaroid Camera
I received this Polaroid camera as a high school graduation gift, and I've carried it with me everywhere ever since. I took hundreds upon hundreds of Polaroids in college; by senior year, I had enough to wallpaper a significant portion of my bedroom. Now that the price of the film has gone up, I don't use the camera as much - but I still love to take it out on special occasions.
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