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Selling Yourself To Afford Dignity

Selling Yourself To Afford Dignity

 

His redbrown dreadlocks are hanging in a tied knot in the back of his neck, one of the locks ran away during our conversation and ended up hanging inside his front pocket on the ripped off, coffee-stained T-shirt.

“Do you want some?” he asked while exhaling the thick smoke out of his lungs.

I wanted to say no but all that I got out was an uncomfortable shaking of my head.

“Why are you doing this? Why weed? Aren’t you high enough on life like I am?”  I asked while trying to force out a smile that was as fake as Nicki Minaj Grammy performance (but hopefully not as awful).

A Preview of Spaces 21, 22 & 23 at the 2012 DC Design House

A Preview of Spaces 21, 22 & 23 at the 2012 DC Design House

This is the Eighth of an Eight-Part Feature on the designers’ vision and progress at the DC Design House, which is now open through May 13th. The DC Design House benefits Children's National Medical Center.

Victoria Sanchez of Victoria Sanchez Interiors in Alexandria, VA, www.victoriasanchezinteriors.com, was inspired by her own children for the design of Space 21, the Teenager’s Getaway. “I looked to their likes and dislikes, and their wants and desires as I created this design,” says Sanchez, who is excited to part of the Design House but also knows the amount of work that had to be completed in a short period of time.

A Preview of Space 20, the Kitchen, at the 2012 DC Design House

A Preview of Space 20, the Kitchen, at the 2012 DC Design House

 

This is the Seventh of an Eight-Part Feature on the designers’ vision and progress at the DC Design House, which is now open through May 13th.

For the second year in a row, Nadia Subaran of Aidan Design in Bethesda, MD, www.aidandesign.com, is part of the DC Design House. “It’s truly an honor,” Subaran says. “I feel very grateful to be in the company of so many fine designers.” Last year, Subaran designed the Pool Kitchen and this year took on the much larger main Kitchen in this Spring Valley home.