Level 3.3

….old timey paint by numbers…check….

….octopus….check….

….identifying signature…check….

…my work here is (was) done (last year)…..

…check…. (check)….

…(cheque please)…..

Let There Be Light Fittings

…I first “met” this particularly wonderful example of 70s plastic and “gold” plated light fitting when I had the record shop at Chicks Hotel in Port Chalmers…

…I needed to own them…

…but they were attached to the pub…

…I’d drive by and ogle the only other example I knew of when ever I could….it’s a commercial double sized version that hangs in a glassed in stairwell on the side of a warehouse in the South Dunedin industrial area…just down from my favourite DIY materials haunt….

….then…

…having driven past a second hand shop sign outside Ranfurly on numerous occasions and thought “how sad that it had ceased operations on the main street”, I drove thru Ranfurly in the other direction only to discover that I’d been completely missing the other sign that indicated that said shop had moved to the outskirts town….(duh)…..

…The Curiosity Shoppe is now located in a delightfully spacious tin shed next to a converted railways workshop, where the proprietor resides….having met a kindred spirit in said proprietor and during the ensuing tour of the premises, right at the back of said railways workshop, we came upon two large cardboard boxes containing….oh be still my beating heart….not one, not two, but five of the coveted light fittings all separated in to halves and covered in dust….

….bargaining….

…bargaining between second dealer-collectors….

….I bought two….

…and promised photos when I’d got them installed…

…that was months ago, sorry Ali’, but now they’re up….

…in the living room….

…and the library….

….thank you Ali’….

…my life is near as damn complete….

…almost….

Reconfiguring Retro Modular Shelving

…with drinking & sketchbook…IMG_6144

…and a bit more drinking & bit more sketchbook…

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…and a blurry shot of the drawing table…

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…caused by digital means …not the drinking

Blue Velour Released Into The Wild

…this superbly comfortable refugee from the 70s came into my possession via my usual source….

…the Tip Shop…

…$5 of electric blue pleasure that my house mate vetoed on the strength of an over enthusiastic description alone…


…had it in the shop for a week or so…but it takes up too much space…

..I kept tripping over the gorgeous thing …

…and it started to attract a “hairy” element…IMG_3063

…so we set her free… (sniff)…
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…I’ll miss you Blue Velour.

 

(…I believe the French call it “Bleu Velour”…so, pronounced with a kiwi accent, that’s ….”Bler-Ver-Ler”…

…say it three or four times….

….mmm…Bleu Velour).