28 - 7 YEARS!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Killers at Manchester Arena 17th Feb 2013

Image from impretend.tumblr.com (my view wasn't quite this amazing)

The past couple of weeks have been pretty amazing (read as busy and amazing).
I've been working on some branding (which I'll be sharing soon) and some birth announcements (which I'll also be sharing soon...). Dominic had that last week before half term off  school, coughing like an 80 year old man and wheezing (he's better now tho we did joke we'd have to shelve him if his squeaker was broken, he wasn't amused) and we had our 7 year anniversary celebrations which included THAT re-scheduled Killers concert.

I've loved The Killers for a really long time and they seem to have had an album for every major event in our lives (Dominic was born to the sounds of Day and Age in the operating theatre having already been to one of their concerts in utero, the tickets for which I got the same day I found out I was pregnant...). The date was re-scheduled from the failed date in November and perfectly timed for our 7th anniversary weekend (thanks Mr Flowers, I owe you one). We spent the day at The Mere health spa (a much needed break from the children) and then on to the concert, which for me was emotionally charged right the way from Sam's Town at the start to Mr Brightside at the close. The whole thing was like a musical anthology of the last ten years of our lives together. Can you go another ten Killers? I can't quite imagine life without you.


27 - The Season of Love - Eames and the Unknown

Sunday, February 10, 2013

I can't stop gushing about chairs. It turns out that in this house we are chair obsessed to the point of having chairs in storage in the attic - its a crazy thing we are trying to break free from but here I find myself lusting after.... more chairs!

Not just any chairs to be specific though.

RAR Eames Armchair - Winter Special Edition
The RAR Eames Armchair - Winter Special Edition.
I love the mood that it exudes, that I could throw a sheepskin rug on it and read a book nice and cosy in the reading nook I'm about to create in the studio, the warmth of the special edition runners, the colours, just everything. I am crazy in lust for this chair and have been trying to think of stuff to sell to raise the cash for it, especially as its only available until March. Sigh.

Utilitarian plywood 1950's Chair
The Unknown

Plywood Vintage German Industrial Stacking Chairs on Ebay.
I am so tempted to charity shop or sell our existing dining chairs and get these instead or use them for the long desk we are planning for the studio. I love that they have a history and they have seen so much life. I love the blonde colour of the wood. I love the functionality and utilitarianism of them. Do I love them more than the Eames chair? I don't know. The name doesn't really make that much of a difference to me. After all, what's in a name? They do different things and so I guess they aren't really comparable. I'm in love lust with both equally.

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