I put up “floating” shou sugi ban shelves! There’s a section of the studio that was just begging for shelves, and I could really use the storage space. But for these shelves, I wanted something a little different. A while back I found a photo of this beautiful zebra stripe looking wood, and I wanted something similar. So I turned to the traditional Japanese art of shou sugi Ban for my shelves. The traditional practice of shou sugi ban involves charring cedar wood with fire, creating a a finished piece that is black and weatherproof, bug proof, and lasts for a long time.
I pulled this lovely piece out for some inspiration. Isn’t it beautiful?! My mom created it in the 70s and held onto it all these years. I am beyond thrilled that it still fits!
My mom was so amazing at putting together these patchwork pieces. I especially loved that they are made entirely from leather remnants. It’s a great example of reuse at it finest.
Well I’ve done it, I made a wall! An accent wall to be exact. After much planning and experimenting, I decided I wanted to begin at the beginning. And for me, that is turning my studio space into a zone that inspires me, doesn’t distract, is functional, and I’m proud of. So I have a plan. Every week I’m going to update a new section of my space with handmade pieces made from natural products or vintage/second hand pieces that I personalize. I will of course have a studio reveal at the end of the month.