Tuesday, September 30, 2014
I just began a class and in a few weeks I will have completely caned a chair seat! I have to say it is quite a relaxing and enjoyable task. While time intensive, it is quite a simple and straightforward process compared to upholstery. And caned furniture always makes me long for the British Colonial era, sitting on some Neoclassical veranda with a cool cocktail dressed in white linen...
I was happy to stumble over this quite excellent Apartment Therapy article about the history of caned furniture.
Stay tuned for the final result soon!
Monday, September 29, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014
I thoroughly enjoyed an excellent lecture by Tim Gunn of Project Runway fame last night at Drake University. Wow, what he did at my alma mater Parsons is quite remarkable. I had no idea how integral he was to modernizing the fashion department and really making the school #1 in fashion once again. Well done Tim and thanks for coming all the way out to Des Moines!