Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Amazing Story of Sealand

I was looking at The Big Picture yesterday and thought the Maunsell Sea Forts looked interesting so I did some research and discovered that after WWII these abandoned structures became home to pirate radio stations and in 1968 the Principality of Sealand. I'm not going to retell the story of Sealand but it is awesome. Check out the Sealand websiteand the Wikipedia entry for the full story. The Pirate Bay even tried to buy Sealand to avoid prosecution for internet piracy. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Recent Shelf Obsession

Recently I've been really into shelves. I think the impending move and the decorating that goes along with it has me in that mind set. Plus I think of shelves as fairly easy to build and I'll actually have space to build stuff in the new house. below are some awesome shelves I've come across.
The shelf going in the corner is such a rad idea plus I like how the lower shelves are larger than the upper shelves. 
Flat shelves just look awesome. I have no idea what I'd put on these shelves though. just awesome.
Lots of little cubbie holes are cool too. You could just put one item in each hole and be super organized. This would be cool for paint. Each cubbie could be painted with the paint it contains. 

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Book Shelf

I'm totally feeling this bookshelf style from Inspiration Resource. I had a similar idea. Make cubes or rectangles from old desks and book shelves, the ones made out of wood pulp with a veneer on them. So you'd have a few different wood finishes going on in one shelf and some different shapes going on. maybe something I explore when we move and I have the space and more tools to work with.