Tuesday, September 30, 2014

LEARNING THE ANCIENT ART OF CHAIR CANING

























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

SOLD!

I am so happy to have found a wonderful home for this beauty!



Thursday, September 18, 2014

TIM GUNN IN DES MOINES ?!






















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!