Thursday, November 4, 2010


There is something about me and not being able to accept things for what they are.

The damn chinese hat. (Covered in cobwebs.. but whatever)
Classic piece of design right there. Its such a simple, well known, affordable piece of everyday design that has become part of a trazillion lives around the globe (whether they like it or not). Though, i will give it some credit, it serves its purpose well and has been rewarded by years of sales and i'm sure will be rewarded for years to come.

But it irritates me... I have two sitting right in front of me. I randomly feel the urge to modify, to create, to change it. So out comes the knife and i begin to shape it into petal forms. I'm not saying i have recovered the chinese hat by any means. But i feel such satisfaction looking up at my 'once-was-chinese-hat' creation.

1 comment:

  1. That is so infinitly cool!Pray tell, what tools did you use? I would love to collect some(they seem to proliferate at op-shops) and make a string of them for garden lighting,strung between trees or pergola or whatever. I really enjoy your re-purposing endeavours!