Friday, June 22, 2007

Mullets...

Yesterday my older sis sent me a funny ppt. on this odd hairstyle. Now, I don't know anybody personally who sports a mullet, I still have a theory about its appeal:

It has the same shock-value of really big obnoxious tatoos, without all the expense, pain or permanance.

ADDED: For those who haven't seen me in a while...

This is not a picture of me! I am white, skinny and possibly disreputable looking. But this is just a picture I harvested off of the internet tubes. dbp

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Separated At Birth?

Last Saturday on our anniversary weekend in Boston, we got the chance to visit a Thomas Moser showroom. I had gotten ideas and dimensions for the hutch I made from various sources; but mainly from the picture below.

My view upon seeing it in the wood: Theirs features better workmanship than I can do. OTOH, I spent about $1000 on the wood and hardware and theirs is about 15K. So, there is that.

Their rocking chairs are unbelievable and worth every penny of the $1400 or so that they cost. Someday I will have one. That is a life goal.

One thing I did differently from Thomas Moser is that I used a lighter wood for the back. It gives a nice contrast to the cherry in the front and it provides more light so that you can see the items that are in or on the piece.