Sunday, September 23, 2012

{ Louis }

Andrew and I adopted a furry little kitten this weekend. We were trying to come up with a cool name to give him after we went to visit him Tuesday night.  One of my favorite architects is Louis Kahn, and one of Andrew's is Peter Zumthor.  Louis  vs. Thor.
After thinking about it, his name is now Louis (pronounced Louie).  I decided his full name should be Louis Peter Van der Rohe.  Mies Van der Rohe is also a famous architect.  He went to the shelter as a stray and was very frightened.  After spending some time with him at the shelter we both thought he would have good potential to be a loving cat with a little TLC.  Yesterday we brought him home, and I spent the whole day in his room with him (temporary the bathroom till he gets adjusted).  This morning I sat down and he came purring out of his bed and up onto my lap.  He is very loving and purrs just by looking at you.  We got a great kitten!

 Below are some photos and the last two are videos I took of him on my new iphone.

Louis on his way home from the Animal Shelter.  He was very scared.

IMG_0020 a video by photo.catalyst on Flickr.

IMG_0021 a video by photo.catalyst on Flickr.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

project {suede headboard} DIY

In my past post {Claudia Bell + Albert} I showed you the plans I had to make my own headboard.  I finally found the time to do it!  It took me about 8 hours from start to finish, not including shopping time for the materials.  It would have taken me longer too, had Andrew not helped me for the last 4 hours, stapling and screwing pieces together.

All together the final cost was about 75-100 dollars after all the rebates for the wood and coupons/sales for the fabric and foam.  On average a king size suede headboard priced at about 400 - 600 dollars.  That's huge savings!

Here are a few pictures of the process and the end result.  At the end I added a few of the calculated notes I used to figure out the best way to cut my material with the limited amout of fabric I had.    I found it in the clearance section at Joann Fabric and just bought what was left on the roll.  Typically fabric like this would run about $40/yard.  I got it for about $5/yard.

If anyone is interested in a detailed description of the process, feel free to comment or email me with questions.

Sunday, September 09, 2012

{ island adventures }

Last weekend Andrew + I finally made it up to the boundary waters for some camping.  We had great weather, zero bugs, access to a kayak, lots of fire wood, and great opportunities for some photos. Afterwards we talked about how peaceful and relaxing it was.  We might just make Bear Head Lake an annual travel destination for us.  All the photos from the lake and our day trip around the lake are here on my flickr page

{ Sneak Peek }

 This is Einstein.  He had a girlfriend Greta.  They were very friendly and bold.  I fed them gram-crackers, marshmallows and some water.  Einstein tried to carry away an entire gram-cracker at once, it was pretty hilarious watching him drag something twice as big as him through the leaves.

This was the view from our picnic on an island.

Saturday, September 08, 2012

{meow... kitty kat?}

These are Pat's kitten's Gizmo and Gadget.  I really wanted the grey one because it reminded me of Tucker.  Soon enough I will pick out my own kitten.