Quick cheap fencing made in China. Nope. We didn't even have to leave the house to solve this one!
With all of the banches and trees that have been cut back we chose to weave planter borders. It keeps the dogs seperate from the flowers and saves us a trip to the store and looks better than we could hope for. Click through for more pictures.
We are not vain people but I have noticed that since moving to Sweden we have appear to lack any vanity as the details of our personal grooming have been seriously neglected. From unkempt heads of hair to a bundle of ear hair, an unevenly plucked eyebrow, and even perhaps miscolored cosmetics. But it is not for lack of want. It was for lack of a lit mirror. Well that has been remedied now.
You cannot go wrong with combining candles with lights! I bet it would look good over your dining room table.
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I too was expecting something a bit more, I don't know, just not green. I was also hoping fpr something that would work with last years color. I don't think it is very fair for Pantone to be jumping all over the color spectrum from one year to the next. It makes it very difficult to match last years color of the year with this years color of the year. Sorry but Tangarine Tango does not work so well with Emerald. So again like last year I am putting forth my suggestion for the color of the year. After last years choice of Bergbana Blue, also known as Pantone's 3025 EC, I am crossing the color wheel and lightening the color 30 points (in Photoshop) to get .......
Pantone 5005 EC.
I don't know what to call this color, and neither does Pantone apparently. So I am open to suggestions and comments. The strong blue from last year will be easily matched by this color and I have started to see this and darker more saturated versions of this around and it seems to work well with the times. Since the seasons seem to have been particularily dark and damp lately this should lighten the mood.
With that in mind I can almost see the reason for Pantone's choice this year's color but it just doesn't work with the choices from the past. So here's to a bright and sunny spring where all colors will be saturated by beautiful pure sunlight and this year's FilliQuist Color Choice of (what should it be called?) hanging from windows, accenting tables and maybe even covering a bit of sun kissed skin.
How about that!
Once FilliQuist found out that it was moving I stopped posting (since work more or less stopped in the shop) and we began preparing for our move. With much work and a significant amount of streamlining we readied for the move. Pretty much all tools that ran on 120V electricity found new "forever homes" and the rest are on a boat in the Baltic headed to port as I type. Yea! Can't wait to get all of our goodies!!
Since it has been about three months since the last post I figure that it is time to get back to work on the blog and in the shop.
Since being here I have already made/put together a table, scrounged up some old school chairs, and am working on some benches for the time being....
I will keep you informed of all the new changes...I promise. And there will be some great new content as FilliQuist gets used to a new country and continent.
So for now... Hej då!!
|from Core 77|
For comparison here are Foster's friends in their house:
More pictures and details after the jump-
With guests staying with us we have had to devise ways of creating privacy in an office/guest room. A dressing screen kind of worked(not really) but was awkward to use as a door. A curtain was just too flimsy and offers no audio interference. In other words, guests make noise, like snoring and the sort. It is also nice to be able to keep the cats and their curiosity out of the room and off the guests. So the installation of a solid door was in order.
See more pictures and the "How To" after the jump-
Below is a few samples from a line of tents by Field Candy. They have taken a few designers and let them have at the rain flys of their tents. A refreshing take on the stand-by solid color tents!
Edit: OK I need to be less bitter. The use of strong magnets and iron filings, and resin is great and produces wonderful "flowers" that ultimately display the wonder of Mother Natures magnetic power. The ultimate issue that I take is, why a stool? A stool is about one step up from a lamp base, which by the way can be made out of anything. For an object that is as heralded as this I expect more, much much more.
Barn door rails and wheels come in many variations. Here they are applied to an exterior window, quite brilliantly. These wonderful workhorses (no pun intended) have lasted decades and centuries and I can't wait to use them on a project.