Something old. I’m struck, moving into my new flat, at all the new shit I’ve had to acquire. Mostly this is because there’s no point in bringing low value/high volume stuff from Australia (sofas, pantry basics, cleaning supplies, and more). But there ARE some old things in my place, and here are some. There’s an old iron (heat it in the fire), now a doorstop, c1890s, that’s been in my family forever. There’s an original oil painting @dorotapodlaska that I bought in Bydgoszcz in the late 1990s and a Chinese cigarette ad poster that I block mounted, from the 1920s but bought in the early 2000s in Shanghai. There’s the spectacular mirror the previous owners of my flat left behind and the lovely (art deco) chest of drawers I bought last week at @inverleith_salesroom There’s a Benin bronze from @zanzibarcurio and a Peruvian huaca that an archaeologist friend gave me when I lived in Lima in the mid 1990s. There’s a rock from the Flinders Ranges that’s as old as time and a chunk of a tree that’s as old as me, at least. And there’s my favourite photo of my parents, from Spain in 1968, in which my dad looks like a local waiter my mum picked up. (He wasn’t, I don’t think...) Old stuff is where it’s at. #somethingold #oldstuff #antiques #nostalgia #old #iron #wood #chestofdrawers #artdeco #oilpainting #victoriana #mirror #oldmirror #flindersranges #wood #treestump #treestumptable #huaca #jaguar #benin #beninbronze #zanzibarcurioshop #inverleithsalesroom #secondhand #used
Mi piacere interpretare il design come un sussulto.. Una piccola emozione di pochi secondi che però ti fa capire e apprezzare come un determinato complemento si sposa perfettamente con l'ambiente circostante.
Come questo tronco vecchio e stagionato, che ho trattato con un antica tecnica che in Giappone chiamano "shou sugi ban".
È una tecnica che consiste nel bruciare la superficie del legno fino a carbonizzarla e che permetterà poi al legno di esser più durevole nel tempo e resistere alle intemperie se posto all'esterno.
I giapponesi trattavano cosi le tavole di cedro destinate a rivestire le case.
Mi affascina questa tecnica perché completamente naturale, senza l'utilizzo di sostanze nocive per l'uomo e l'ambiente.
Ho infine applicato un prodotto naturale, un mix di oli e cere che dona una finitura compatta e setoso al tatto. Soprattutto rende il manufatto adatto al contatto alimentare, quindi ci si può letteralmente mangiare sopra.
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Simply put Tree stump tables are easily the most gorgeous addition you can add to a room. They have a unique charm that brings an outdoorsy, a rustic vibe to whatever room they inhabit. To place an order / for more info DM us. #rusticdecor #treestumptable #woodworking #rustichomedecor
Our wooden bark table add rustic warmth and texture to the room. Each piece exhibits it’s unique character and is one of a kind. Available in 2 sizes 16 inches and 18 inches. To place an order or for more info DM us.
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I rescued these two multi- trunked stumps from going to the dump. I noticed a man cutting down two very old Yew trees while out walking my dog. The stumps sat on his drive for a week. I asked the homeowner if he was going to use them and he said they were mine if I wanted them. They are about 2’ tall and about 3’ in diameter. Each stump weighs about 200 pounds. I think they would make great tables or perhaps leave them in the garden a kind of natural sculpture.
What would you do with them #treestump #treestumptable #yewstumps #stumped #whatwouldyewdo #roomsandblooms