Thursday, October 14, 2010

Check it out!

To some this may not be a big deal, but to me I think it is pretty awesome...When I opened up the October issue of Elle Decor I was psyched to see a picture of a bed (see above) that A., my husband, made! It was one of several that were made for Forty 1 North, a boutique hotel in Newport, RI. How cool is that!?!?

Something I have not mentioned before, but A. is a very talented custom cabinet and furniture maker who works for a small yet really interesting establishment in Philadelphia. He, his boss and coworkers spent a week up there installing the beds and other pieces they made for the hotel. The blurb in the magazine was about the hotel itself, but I am still very, very proud.

So it got me thinking of two things:
1. A.: Up for a road trip sometime soon, perhaps to a lovely coastal town? I know where we could stay (hint, hint).
2. A: Canopy beds are really lovely, especially these modern takes and would look really good in, let's just say, our bedroom (hint, hint).

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Inspiration beading...Part II

Voila! Necklace complete.

Actually, I made it the same night as my last post, but have been trying to get A. to take pictures of me modeling it. However, our schedules have been so crazy lately that we have not had time for a proper photo shoot. So this picture I took with my iPhone. What you do not get to see (aside from my face) is a little tassel I made and added to the clasp. Very cute touch in my humble opinion.