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Day 114 – Take a Long Line…

One comes in one goes out, tonight I purchased a new tv unit… 3 meters long…

My continuing obsession with low furniture and clean lines continues, I think painting the metal satin black and replacing the metal panels with lacquered ply will give it a more midcentury feel… Which means the more industrial eclectic school science desk will be leaving to make room…


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Day 105 – The Price of Cheap Gags…

In this case it was $13…. $8 for the hair product and $5 for the furniture…

An original Parker Furniture bed-head….


My gel d jour dominate out of bed for that bed head look…


As Craig Ferguson (of the late late show) would say, “your welcome stoners.”….

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Day 87 – My Weakness….

Seems some addictions are harder to kick than others…. I have been so good… I really thought I had it under control this time… This afternoon at 4pm I bought another chair….


Made in Melbourne by Danish De Lux… A company that made high end mid-century furniture…. As well as manufacturing furniture for Australia and overseas, Danish DeLuxe also manufactured chairs for the Australian Pavilion at EXPO 67 in Montreal, the Australian Academy of Science building in Canberra, and the Sydney Opera house… Their strong in-house designs and quality craftsmanship also enabled them to gain licenses to manufacture the work of designers like Hans Wegner & Niels Moller….



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Day 75 – Boxing Clever….

Ideas are like buses, there is always another one… and if you had to travel on a bus you could still take this idea with you….

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This was a great find, but ironically I have all the parts to build several of these already…. Thos one will get a paint job and a new handle etc… I like the idea of having a custom one for a variety of jobs… One for selling moody watches at train stations, another with a tattoo set up and maybe be even one selling art prints on the sea front…. The ideas are only limited by the amount of old british sitcoms you watch…

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Day 67 – it is the thing that killed the dinosaurs….

Specialisation is not a good thing, ask a switchboard operator or bowling pin setter, they will have time to tell you because they both had jobs that no longer exist… Lamp lighters, ice cutters and MySpace employees have all gone the way of the dodo…
I have never been a fan of specialization, I have always followed the Jack of all trades doctrine… Maybe that is why I am so focused on getting out of the whole vintage-2nd hand-only fools and horses thing I seemed to have fallen into… I am actually amused that people are surprised when they find out, that I am getting out… It was almost internally hysterical when my mother found out I was selling up and changing “careers” she was most upset and confused… I think she had finally come to terms that I was not going to be a doctor or lawyer, or any other job she could put a title too…
We’ve got some half priced cracked ice
And miles and miles of carpet tiles
TV’s, deep freeze and David Bowie LP’s
Pool games, gold chains, wosnames
And at a push
Some Trevor Francis track-suites
From a mush in Shepherds Bush“….
Just won’t fit in the current occupation box on most forms…
And neither will the next job, unless CEO of a finger in a few pies inc. counts? Most of the details are still hush hush, walls have ears, loose hips and lips kind of things… But one slice of the pie I can leak is, the antique jewelry slice… It is good for me to learn new things, and not just improve on what I already know… Also a vintage jewelry business takes up very little room, something that appeals… So I am setting myself the task of becoming a part time expert in precious metals and costume jewelry, hopefully “my eye” for vintage can be adapted to jewelry…
If nothing else it has made my daughter happy, apparently daddy having lots of shiny things you can wear is every 7 year old girls dream…
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