Friday, April 30, 2010
On May 3rd Emily will teach you how to make felted bowls ($20 + materials)
On May 5th, I will teach you how to make some Pajama Pants (so cozy!) ($30 + materials)
On May 29th, Jaime will tach you how to make a super awesome Linen apron. ($30 + materials)
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Thursday, April 29, 2010
One one hand I am wondering if we should paint the room white, since there will be so much color and pattern from the posters. On the other hand I kind of want him to paint it a really light creamsicle orange. Just because I think it would be pretty..
So, J may be taking his show off the road and working from home come this summer. I would not be good at that (naps! Snacks! movies! distractions!) but he, I think, will be much better at concentrating on the task at hand. But, the "office room" as it is, is not conducive at all to 8 hours a day of work. It is J's designated room and houses his music equipment, all the cd's, records, futon, etc. and is the only room in the house not painted and put together. So we are slowly thinking about cleaning it out and making it a nice place for him to sit at the computer day in and day out.
So, I thought I would stroll on over to Apartment Therapy and get us some ideas..
I also found these helpful tips..
TOP 5 RULES FOR FENG SHUI:(From Apartment Therapy)
1. Function. If anything, you should let functionality guide your decisions on placement of any furniture or technology around the office. Should this printer go here? How much is it really used? Can I reach it easily when I need it? Every item should be placed in the context of use and optimized according to personal subjective preference.
2. Comfort. A primary rule of feng shui is making sure you are comfortable. Doing so suggests maximized productivity and a calming environment to work in at all times. This also means if you have your back facing anything other than a wall, you might need some adjusting. The optimal feng shui setup allows you to face the people coming into the room, creating an affordance for conversation rather than "I'm trusting you not to be a ninja spy, so please don't attack me from behind."
3. Fashion. Ever go into a room and say to yourself, "Man, that sofa really throws off this room." In all honestly, there's no scientific measure for something like aesthetic design, but one can always try. If a huge couch needs balancing, try adding a large painting or wall-shelving. An empty corner? Add some potted plants. Or simply rummage through our on-going Perfect Workplace Contest 2010 for some great ideas inspired by your own fellow readers.
4. Rearrange often. Like anything design related, one must accept the fact that rearranging is inevitable. We like to do it at least once every three months to optimize our working environment for upcoming projects.
5. Declutter. One of the original key rules of feng shui involves knowing what you should leave out. A room overstuffed with anything, from office furniture, to unruly computer cords, to overcrowded file drawers, is not acceptable. Get rid of it. Keep only what you need. And for goodness sake, clean up those wires!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
So, I recently decided to save all my pennies and go to England in the fall of 2011. Granted, it will not happen for quite a while, but don't you think that I haven't already started planning! Although I promised J that we wouldn't spend all our time in London, there are a few things that I feel like I should go see and the other day I added the Derry and Tom's building to my list. Otherwise known as the once glorious Big Biba. Now a depressing Marks and Spencers, but I felt like I need to see where all the Biba awesomeness once lived.
Here is a pic of the building. It's huge. Seriously huge. I've seen countless pics of Biba inside the building but you just don't get the feel of how big it is. (E, would we be able to take on that building? We would dance a jig to get to make it our own or run away screaming?) Anyway, that's not the exciting part..here is the exciting part....They still have the rooftop gardens!! and it's open to the public!! The gardens were built in the 30's, and have been maintained even though the building has changed hands a variety of times over the years. In 1981 Richard Branson (the Virgin company owner and man of untold wealth) bought the gardens and refurbished them (complete with flamingos) and in 2001 he put a fancy pants restaurant up there as well. I'm totally going. And maybe I'll get a wee inkling of the Biba glamour that was there. Hmm, what should I wear?
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Admittedly, the two clear ones (Cath Kidston and Lulu Guinness) wouldn't help me with my sun issue, but aren't they super cute? However, I think I would pick the blue with red flowers for my summer walking parasol. All of these lovelies can be found at brollies galore!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Class is $30 + materials