Tuesday, 28 September 2010

So many reasons why

Just so you'll know what I've been working at....They're not done yet though. I believe I'll wait 'till all four are finished and them I'll post a picture of the wall with all of them hanged togheter.

(this one is going on a particularly weird way, I just wen't crazy on it...)

I actually had some really annoying problems with this one...there were some spots where the paint just wouldn't dry....and peel of as I tried to add the next layer. Took me a while to figure out and fix it.

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Monday, 20 September 2010

In any other world

So I found a place to work! It's been a couple of weeks actually, but I lost my cameras bateries, and had to borrow, so it took me a while. It is devided in three parts, a big room, a smaller one right in the entrance and a balcony (also love).
Big windows and natural light is love <.3

This is the big room. A little messy still, but hey, I'm one table and some shelfs short, so a lot of things are sitting out of place.

This is in the entrance. For now I only have this one bookshelf, but there's still a little space on the side, so I'm thinking on what to put there.

And this is just something for decoration I've finished today. Will probably put a Kokeshi doll in it.

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Friday, 3 September 2010

Oxfords or Brogues?

So, as I said in the last post, I decided to do here a little explanation about oxford and brogue shoes. Why? Because the oxford shoe is becoming really famous here in Brazil in this summer collections, and it wasn't until I got one that I found out about this difference.

For starters, let's explain what is broguing. It's a particular type of decoration, made by punching holes to make patterns along the seams.
And what are the brogues? They are heavy leather shoes, originated in Scoland and Ireland, with open lacing and usually made in natural tones, as they were traditional men's country shoes, made for outdoors.
The Full brogue, would be the ones with W shaped toe cap, and the Half-brogue would be the one with a round cut toe cap, although today this may refer to the degree of broguing in closed lacing shoes, like the Oxfords.

The Oxfords, also originated in Scotland and Ireland (and also called Balmorals), may or may not be brogued, and it's level of formality can depend on the type of leather it is made of, and the details like plain toes (more formal) or capped toes (less formal). As so, they can vary from being realy formal to daytime shoes.

Traditional Ghillie brogues

Closed lacing brogues

Oxford shoes

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