bucket full of driftwood, a female mannequin, salvaged from a defunct
department store, and a collection of interesting squashes in various
stages of drying. Scraps of loose paper, ribbons and trinkets, and
a Savannah Cloth Wall Pouch brimming over with Fake Fish (whole
and parts), gull feathers collected after a particularly violent
storm, assorted pods and sticks, and dried weeds from last summer's
foraging trips. Open rafters stuffed with rolls of our favorite
handmade papers, a German street sign naming an obscure lane in
Frankfurt, and an old Victorian paper-advertising fan. And, then,
of course, the Books! Endless piles and stacks of Books, shelves
of Books, Books on everything from design, to travel journals, to
feng shui, to the deeper questions on the Meaning of Life. All required
mental fodder for the imagination (and this is only in the northeast
corner of the room!) Step into "le studio", (a slight affectation
for loose ends Studio, of course), where we will be designing
Projects, giving you Tips, throwing out ideas, and generally being
playful with our (and your) creativity. New Projects will appear
regularly, complete with "Ingredient" lists (with hot links to products)
and the appropriate "Recipe". These hot links will allow you to
modify the Project, or just easily connect with products that you
may have been looking for. At the end of each Project page there
will also be a "Project Kit" that can be purchased, saving you money
over buying the individual products. Projects, which have been shown
on television or seen in magazines, will be identified as such.
We think these pages will inspire you to take the creative plunge,
and to use our ideas as just the starting point for your own imagination!
Actually the above is a very accurate description of the "studio"
(our basement), where Art and I, with Jiminey and Cricket keeping
an eye on us, work, research, daydream, scheme, experiment, try
new ideas, share hot tea in the morning or Coronas in the afternoon,
and find things that work, (and things that don't).
Sale does not apply to le Studio
Personal use and enjoyment is encouraged.
Commercial use is prohibited unless granted by loose ends LLC.