Posts Tagged ‘magazine’

How not to ask for a martini

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

After my great aunt died I found this in her desk. Why would she have torn this page from a magazine in the first place, let alone kept it all these years? Likely she viewed it as evidence. No idea of its date, but I’m guessing it’s from the 1930s or 40s. Talk this way now and risk having a martini poured down your pants.

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Bed in Italy

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

When this old Italian farmhouse was renovated, boards salvaged from outbuildings were brought in to make doors, beams and furniture. I’ve had this magazine clipping on my bulletin board for five years and have never grown tired of it. The beautiful bed, which probably works because of the thickness of the slabs and the buttery colour, wouldn’t actually be that hard to make if you had access to long heavy planks like these, but admittedly that’s a big if.

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