Queens rental apartment by Jordan Meerdink and Shalini Amin living room

Rental Revamp: An Architect Couple Reimagine a Dated Queens Apartment for Just $5K8/11

The couple crafted the living-room shelves out of Formica. They act as a display case for mementos and collectibles: Jordan’s vintage cameras, a carved antelope horn from the Majete Wildlife Reserve in Southern Malawi's Chickwawa district, a wooden sculpture from an installation designed by Shalini. A small wooden stool carved by artisans in Uganda’s Kitanyata region near Murchison Falls doubles as a plant stand.