Monday, August 30, 2010

Beautiful upholstered chairs made from Swan Island blankets.

Read about Swan Island weaving here
Weaving - the process, from the sheep to the dying bin, to the loom, to the bed.
Slow life, slow process, and a beautiful result.

Read about the picture above here -
This room was part of a designer showhouse in Camden, Maine designed by Deborah Chatfield

The chairs remind me of my daughter's desk chair. I love the effect of using multiple fabrics on the same chair to create an object that is fun, happy, colorful, and functional all at once.
Slow, local, organic, are popular words these days.
According to the Writer's Almanac, Alice Waters opened Chez Panisse 29 years ago. Lots of slow motion there...slow cooking...slow life...
If you are interested in learning more - click here - go to August 28th entry.

LINKS - can lead you down the blog hole to new and interesting places -
just like this quote I read today on swissmiss:
"One aspect of serendipity to bear in mind is that you have to be looking for something in order to find something else." Lawrence Block

More on the idea of slow life tomorrow...

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