Saturday, June 30, 2012

the details

My hubby has a passion for green building and meticulous craftsmanship.  Paying great attention to detail is important to him, from hand selecting the locally milled cypress and chiseling the live edge, to applying the black oil soap on the mineral pigmented earth plaster walls to reveal the texture, to the cutting board and fossil set into the concrete counter top.  The counter of concrete with inlayed details throughout is a feat all its own. Stunning work by a good friend and great man John Finley. You can find many more pictures and info of this beautifully handcrafted man cave at I am impressed with how luxurious this particular project has come to be. Fit for a bachelor's retreat.

I thought it would be interesting to give ya'll an idea of where most of my current collection of reclaimed copper comes from.  It's projects like these that supply my habit (insert smile).  
My largest supply yet comes from this particular project. A great example of 'nothing going to waste'. It's the remaining cut off scrap from this stunning hand hammered copper backsplash that I cut, shape, sand, polish, patina into whatever happens to be inspiring me. Presently, I am busy designing pieces for my TRI.bal collection which is created using TRIangles in all sorts of ways. Oh the ideas...just wait. A bit eco-couture I think. I will be featuring one or two of these larger pieces at the RAW event in New Orleans later next month.

As well as the, growing in popularity, LA1 Southern Charm collection that represents my love for Louisiana. Where our roots run deep.

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