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Itoigawa Juniper First Wiring

Today at my midweek get together with Gerry we carried out the first wiring of a juniper that has featured in a few posts over the summer as we took a relatively inexpensive piece of imported raw material through the initial stages of the design process. 82 more words


A singe is a slight scorching, burn or treatment with flame. This may be due to an accident, such as scorching one’s hair when lighting a gas fire, or a deliberate method of treatment or removal of hair or other fibres. 334 more words


Pyracantha Stump Project Update

I discussed this Pyracantha stump at some length in an earlier post, which can be found here. It’s a longer term project that was started from the most unpromising material. 40 more words

Review: Little Black Book of Stories (some spoilers)

I admit it, I feel misled by the cover blurb on A. S. Byatt’s Little Black Book of Stories. It starts off “Like Hans Christian Anderson and the Brothers Grimm, A. 512 more words

Book Review

Wooden Giants from Scrap

Thomas Dambo is a Danish artist who creates marvellous giant scultptures from scrap wood. The artist aims to encourage people to recycle. We all know, the rubbish is not rubbish after all. 119 more words


Raw Material: Palm Tree Wood

The Caribbean is just over flowing with palm trees.  They provide us with shade, fantasy-like tropical views, and one of my absolute favorite and versatile obsessions… coconuts! 221 more words

Design World

Back to Basics, Working with Raw Material

Now that most of the early season re-potting is over, it leaves me with a little more time to study the collected material which lives at the back of my garden, to carry out some basic maintenance on it and to seek out the potential hidden within it. 241 more words