I work well on deadlines. Well, it’s not much of a choice when you just have too much going on, especially with work. (My life is not my own.) I probably wouldn’t have anything on my wall if it weren’t for a scheduled housewarming party. I remember my friend C helping me as I was nailing everything up an hour before the party!
I’d framed a few photos I’d taken earlier in the summer in Prague, Brugge, Paris, London, and Dubrovnik — I had crazy traveling schedule that summer! Prints were from a printing shop around the corner and frames are from IKEA. The Ribba to be exact. Not all sizes are shown online. I ended up getting Ribba frames for almost all of my prints/photos. I recently bought two prints from etsy to refresh the frames.
I also have the gorgeous and intricate Tord Boontje Until Dawn curtain in white hanging in one corner of my room. At $145, I didn’t quite jump to buy it, but I happened to see it on clearance a few months earlier at a Taipei boutique department store (in The Mall on Dunghwa S Rd). I think it was 75% off and since it was the same amount of effort to hand-carry one home from Taipei as it was to carry two, I bought two, eBayed one, and broke even.
Moving on to prints I’ve bought and framed, but have yet to break out the hammer and nails, or have yet to mat and frame:
.: For Like Ever :.
I was an avid reader of the now deceased Domino magazine and this poster has made its rounds on the design blogs as well. They printed tons more — the first one I got was accidentally thrown out by the cleaning lady and then it sold out on website. I ended up finding it at another boutique. At 24″ by 36″, this isn’t the easiest print to frame. Thanks to my laziness, I never got around to getting a quote from a frame shop and picked up a Ribba on my recent trip to IKEA for mission PS Sinka. I’d grabbed a few extra frames because I didn’t have cellphone reception in the showroom and most of the warehouse. I might do a custom mat due to its size. Not sure yet…
Image source: Domino mag.