DIY

Eames, but better

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You can purchase these Eames nock-off chairs from Amazon for $173/pair, which is an awesomely inexpensive way to bring icon design into your home.  But the artist, Phillip Estlund, has taken them to the next level.  He cut up paper, collaged them, and then applied a coat of polyurethane.

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These chairs are one of a kind and go for $3,600 a pop......and that is just crazy, but it got me thinking that this could be a really amazing DIY project.  Virtually anything would look good on this chair.  Sky's the limit! 

It reminded me a lot of this vintage school chair that had been coated with all canvas prints.  

 

Office Supplies are my friends

I have been itching to hang some art with binder clips because I really like the look so of it, but it wouldn’t fit in my apartment at all.  Luckily, I volunteered to help my friends hang an oversized poser and I think I’m going to see if I can work it into the plan.  I’ll keep you posted. 

Meanwhile, I seem to see the concept popping up everywhere. 

Here
it is in Peter Parker’s bedroom set in the new The Adventures of Spiderman

Here it is in Peter Parker’s bedroom set in the new The Adventures of Spiderman

And the concept pops up on design blogs all the time.  This is a very traditional implementation of the idea:

But these spice it up a little bit by clipping the art on a clothes line: