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Window Design

Shipwrecked Wardrobe

June 13, 2013

Shipwrecked Wardrobe
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INSPIRATION: Odette, Ode's adventurous regular, sets sail on a sunny June day, equipped with sunhat, dress just flowy enough to catch the breeze, and plenty of outfit changes to weather all weather. She checks the rigging. Turnbuckles and cotter pins in place, she points her boat into the wind, dividing the water into a pair of waves. Clouds darken, the ocean churns, and disaster strikes. But fear not. Odette has come prepared. She swims to shore, shakes off the storm, and sets up a make-shift home, complete with walk-in closet. She'll be saved, of course, in style. In the meantime, she'll make a runway of sticks and snakeskin. She's a survivor.

[Window Designer: Thea Price-Eckles]

Window Design

HOW-TO: Barrel Knot

June 9, 2013

Familiar to jewelers and sailors alike, this knot is a beautiful way of attaching two ropes so that they don't slide past one another - it is also used to close adjustable necklaces/braceletes as well as a stopper knot on a rope passing through a pulley. We'd love to see someone turn it into a hair-do!

                             

Window Design

May Flowers

May 26, 2013

May Flowers
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INSPIRATION: For this window, we wanted to make a magical paper garden, cultivating voluminous folded flowers. We'd like to think we helped inspire the first blooms of Spring to don their colorful new dresses.

[Window Designer: Thea Price-Eckles]

Window Design

HOW-TO: Five Petal Origami Flower

May 9, 2013

Instructions for the five petal origami flower ball featured in out May window. Make smaller ones around the holidays as ornaments. Try using vintage magazines for folding!

1 - Start with a square of paper.
2 - Fold the square in half into a triangle.
3 - Fold the outside corners to meet the top corner creating a square.
4 - Open the inside edges (the seam running down the center of the square) and fold to meet the outside edges on both sides.
5/6 - Open and crease out the last fold you made creating a diamond shape.
7 - Repeat on both sides.
8 - Fold down the top corner of the diamond.
9 - Repeat on both sides.
10 - Fold outside edges in along previous fold line to return to a square shape.
11 - Repeat on both sides.
12 - Place double stick tape on flap.
13 - Fold over the other side and press closed (do not crease).
14 - Ta-da! You have made your first petal.
15 - Make four more for a total of five petals.
16 - Place tape on one side of each petal flush with the edge. Assemble all five petals together to make a beautiful flower!

If you would like to take this further, you can make twelve of these flowers and assemble them into a ball! Using different colored paper for each flower adds demension and interest. We only made half of one.

Window Design

Desert Poet

April 26, 2013

Desert Poet
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THE INSPIRATION: The dusty hues of a desert sunset. Nature's aimless traveler, the tumbleweed. Driving through New Mexico's jagged landscapes: the Badlands of the Painted Desert. Landscapes rife with poetic possibilities.