9.29.2011

cats & thrifting

ponyo sitting in the bedroom window.  you'll usually find her there every morning.

poof yawning.  she's sleeping on brenden's jeans.  there's poof hair on all of our clothes, in fact there's poof hair everywhere.  

found this winner at a church sale.  it's a lenticular j.c. and if you look at him at just the right angle, he winks at you.  oh jesus, you're so cheeky.  not the most lighthearted & fun lenticular i've ever seen, but it's super in it's own terrifying way.  

i also scored an industrial steel garbage can,  a cute square one with a swinging lid.  my ideal garbage can is a vintage bullet can, but it's just never worked out, aka wayyy too expensive.  i barely managed to strap this thing onto my bike.  i had to take out the steel liner, cram it into my milk crate, and the flip the garbage can onto the liner and then kind of bungee it down best i could.  it's a 29 pound garbage can and they normally sell for  around $180.  oh yeah AND it still had garbage in it when i bought it.  i'm not sure if it belonged to the church or not, but the guy sold it to me so whatev, it's mine now.  i also had an additional two bags of merch stuffed inside of the metal garbage can liner, under the steel garbage can, in the milk crate, on the bicycle.  i have clown car of bicycles.  deep.       

9.25.2011

9.03.2011

chairs & cats





spending a little bit of quality time with my chairs and cats today.  i managed to get my hands on 5 vintage herman miller eames shell armchairs. 3 with wool fabric, 1 with vinyl, and one without fabric but with missing shock mounts.  i got them for a fair price, had my sister pick them up and my friend regina was nice enough to truck them out from toronto for me last weekend.  i've been pretty excited for a not too ambitious restoration project.  the vinyl is all cracked, the wool fabric is really dirty & has started lifting off of the foam as well.  i stripped the fabric & foam off of two of them today and have almost taken all of the glue off of one of the shells.  hours of scraping and tons of goo gone!  

the upholstered chairs have holes drilled through the shells and no shock mounts, not my ideal, but i can live with that.  (otherwise they would have cost wayyyy more)  the H bases screw directly into the shell so i'm trying to decide wether i want visible screws, or to fill in the holes w/wood putty or something, and then epoxy on some after market shock mounts.  i think i'm going to fill in the holes.  now when i'm all done, i'll have five glorious cat beds.  (for real, i want to find a original cat's cradle base and put in on one of the chairs to turn it into a literal cat chair.  who can sit on such a low chair anyway?  a cat.  that's who.)  process photos to come.  

sports pro

so the other day, some random old church lady hands me a tennis ball and says: "i found you another one".  now ask me if i play tennis.  i don't.  turns out she got me mixed up the one other asian girl at the church sale.