Archive for the ‘thinking’ Category

August 17th, 2010 - 9:43 pm § in DIY, thinking

i love felt

And here’s an idea I’m definitely stealing. Gotta find some old wool blankets. Okay, a LOT of old wool blankets. There’s a bench to be made. Wait, two benches. I’ll bet they’re really comfy. I need a small bench for the kitchen. And a big bench for the hallway. Only I t[...]

August 17th, 2010 - 9:33 pm § in library/dining, thinking

mark the spot

Yes. I’ll admit it. I’m the kind of person who alphabetizes her CD collection. Luckily, I no longer have a CD collection, as it’s now all on my drives. But these, designed by Hiroshi Sasagawa, are cute. I may have to steal this idea somewhat. Get some quilting template materials, o[...]

August 16th, 2010 - 10:21 am § in thinking, tools

trendy? me?

You know what I really dislike? I really dislike when you’re imagining your new room, and you think…”ooh, I have that zebra fabric remnant I got that one time years ago…I’ll cover the chair seats with that, that’ll be original and fun!”… only to discov[...]

August 13th, 2010 - 11:09 pm § in bedroom, thinking

compromise vs. budget

Okay, I’ve been giving some thought lately to a quote from an interior designer who was being interviewed on a design website. When asked by the interviewer whether people should have a vision for a room and how closely they should follow that, he said something like, “Never compromise. [...]

August 11th, 2010 - 10:07 pm § in sitting room, thinking

living & evolving

As time goes by, ideas start evolving…the bedroom has been going through its own evolving, and the living room is as well. The living room is starting to go all blank-canvas, with the plan for the furniture going whiter and whiter…the whole thing still grounded by the ┬áleather armchair [...]

August 7th, 2010 - 12:00 am § in flowers, thinking, tools

stop and smell the roses

I always think that taking a bit of time out in a protracted move like this is really important. So yesterday I stopped in the market and took half an hour out to buy and arrange some flowers in our half-furnished flat. Roses (they’re slightly deeper red than the pic shows) in a cream vase [..[...]

August 6th, 2010 - 11:30 pm § in bedroom, thinking

sweet dreams redux

Okay, pics of the bedroom. You’ll have to pardon the inclusion of the enormous desk that was in here. I spent an evening upside down under the desk with an Allen wrench (US)/key (UK), taking it apart, having given up on the landlord ever coming to get it out of the room. Of course, the [...][...]

August 5th, 2010 - 12:23 am § in kitchen, thinking

mama’s in the kitchen & she’s confused

On to the kitchen. Actually, this is probably the room that has most of the stuff that belongs in it, actually in it, at this point, since I’ve moved quite a bit of the kitchen stuff over to the flat now. But let’s pretend I haven’t done that yet. Here’s some pics of the empt[...]

August 4th, 2010 - 10:33 am § in thinking

still moving…

Oh Lordy. How tired am I of moving? of packing? of schlepping boxes around? (The answer is, if you haven’t guessed: really, really tired.) At least most of my stuff is still on the pallet in storage. I’m having a hard enough time trying to find places to put things when there’s not[...]

July 30th, 2010 - 9:54 pm § in thinking, tools

two little tech tips for your space

Yep. I’ll be using these two little tips — most especially the second one, as I’ve actually got the first one covered already due to traveling so much. I already always have a strip available in my guest rooms as a matter of course, but the second tip is not only facepalm obvious b[...]