It's pretty common to shop online, and a growing percentage of our online shopping is happening right in the palm of our hand with our smart phones.
What is also happening, is an emerging desire from creative companies like Lodie - to take your experience to the next level. Their aim is to "curate and showcase the best emerging designers from across Australia and Asia, straight to your iPhone".
I made a New Years resolution with myself to FINALLY get my act together and start an official blog for Patturn.
In a way I've already been unofficially blogging about my creative journey, but always posting randomly on social media like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.
I feel as though 2014 is as good a year as any to get more organised. So here you'll find a 'one stop shop' blog, and it will become a more comprehensive resource of designs, vintage finds, and the fantastic stories behind the custom orders you'll see posted here.
I'll try and catch things up a bit this month and get the party started with a few flashbacks to some of my favourite pieces over the last few years.
However this post includes a fresh lamp - hot-off-the-press! It was the last piece I created in Dec 2013 and is currently for sale on Etsy.
I was inspired by a customer who asked me if I had any vintage anatomical drawings of the brain in my vast library of goodies. Yes, these are the run-of-the-mill requests I get just about every day! : )
I didn't have that per se, and as it turned out she bought one of my ready-made pieces featuring German Sewing Patterns.
But in the meantime I found some random pages from a vintage "Human Anatomy Made Simple" textbook and decided to get busy and create a shade. It features old-school illustrations of the human skull, hand, foot, heart and when applied to the shade, has a fantastic double layered effect which is my favourite thing about repurposing printed material.
Who will be drawn to this lamp? I'm guessing it would be a great piece for a doctor, medical student, biology nut, or anyone who has a fascination with the inner workings of the human body.
But which home this lamp will eventually live in? That part of the story is to be continued...
Author - Rachel Burke
"Creating decoupaged light shades started a little by accident a few years ago and has grown from there. Join me on this journey of random vintage discoveries, inspiration, and up-cycling with passion..."
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