My string furniture

Perhaps you already noticed my love for the 50’s, the 60’s and some bits of the 70’s. I guess this love is partially associated with the memories I have from my grandmother’s house that was full of things that looked already old back then. One of the things I remember more fondly is the old formica cupboard that she had in the kitchen. It had a central part with glass doors and inside she had her nicest glassware. Below you can see a sketch I made of the cupboard:

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My grandmother’s cupboard (missing the top part because I forgot to draw it)

Also, in this blog entry you can read a bit more about it.

The truth is that I have been trying to find something similar since years but with no big success. I actually saw once a similar model but it wasn’t for sale.

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Picture taken from the window

I finally found something I liked; it is not exactly the same style but it has a similar vibe and I think it fits better in my living room. I found the Swedish stringĀ® shelf system. And there’s probably a reason why I like it: it was actually designed in 1949! Well, my model dates from 1953 but still…

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And here is mine! I still have to put my grandmother’s 70’s clock nearby but doesn’t it loook gorgeus?

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My string furniture, my Wassily chair and my Kartell Kompobinibili

Ink, watercolors and houses

I am still enjoying the process of learning to work with watercolors and ink. Today I painted 2 little houses. The paper from the sketchbook I am using is not perfect for watercolors but I still like how they turned out:

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based on a drawing from Areaneta

based on a drawing from Areaneta

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The 2nd sketch

As I explained in the previous post, I am drawing a cowboy for a short film. I am trying to make my cowboy to look similar to the person that asked me to do it and I kind of succeeded ;-)

cowboy2In the set*: 3d_western_scene___complete___right_camera_by_jeffreymartin-d5yu5ab* actually, I found the background on DeviantArt but I cannot find the source anymore.