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Blog series by DocT updated 05-19-2009 07:54 AM 3 parts 12411 reads 17 comments total

Part 1: Jewelry Box

04-30-2009 05:42 PM by DocT | 8 comments »

I rarely build from plans. Never have. I’m not really sure why. Maybe it’s a commentary on my inherent need to be right. I am, however, not immune to inspiration! My favorite part of LJs is seeing all of your projects. I have been exposed to some truly amazing pieces. My favorites are the truly original designs. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about design. What makes a design original, unique, or inspiring? There are any number of “formulas” for good...

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Part 2: Jewelry Box- Rustic

05-03-2009 09:29 PM by DocT | 3 comments »

Here is my first completed interpretation of our jewelry box project. I decided to start with a refined rustic aesthetic (one of my favorites). The best part – it didn’t cost a dime…everything here came from the firewood pile! By refined rustic, I am referring to a design movement at home in more than just log cabins. It incorporates live-edge and/or log as an accent. The amount of “rustic” can vary from a subtle surprise to an overt theme. I am currently enamored with live-edge m...

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Part 3: Asian Jewelry Box

05-19-2009 07:54 AM by DocT | 6 comments »

Here is my second completed interpretation of our jewelry box project. To restate the challenge, I am trying to stay somewhat true to the original subject while exploring various design aesthetics. I was brainstorming some genres of design, and “Asian” came to mind. I couldn’t tell you the first thing about Asian design. Maybe that is for the best. My interpretation is purely off the cuff. I immediately got an image of a pagoda and couldn’t shake it. I was intrigued by the challenge of...

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