Monday, June 25, 2012

Chicago Library Desk Restoration

 Here is a restoration project that was recently completed. An early piece maybe 1920's(?) this desk was originally one of many ordered to furnish one of Chicago's libraries.

From this......
To this.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Installation of a Barn Door for a Room

 Barn doors a great. They take up little operating room since they don't need to swing open. They don't get blown open, or slam shut. Best of all they can bring a touch of character to any room.

  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.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Thinking in Tents


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!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Anything Can be a Stool

I did this in kindergarten.
     OK I need to be less bitter. The use of strong magnets, 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, 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.
Design Milk

Sunday, June 3, 2012

This Barn Door Hits the Mark

c/o Remodelista

     Barn door rails and wheels come in many variations. Here they are applied to an exterior window, quite brilliantly I might add. These wonderful workhorses (no pun intended) have lasted decades and centuries and I can't wait to use them on a project.