January 28, 2013
Ready Made Curtain
Wrote Natalia Repolovsky on Shoebox Dwelling, "Ready Made Curtain by French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Kvadrat is a big relief for those of us who enjoy the look of quality window drapery and hate to fuss installing it. The system is reduced to the simplest idea — a hanging cord (instead of a traditional curtain pole), a winding mechanism that allows this cord to fit any window, hanging pegs, and several choices of fabric."
"The result — an elegant window treatment that is extremely easy to DIY. 'We wanted to escape a hi-tech situation but we didn't want to make something rustic or heavy either,' the designers said. 'The ambition was to create a new system that allows anyone to install a quality curtain in record time. Little skill and few tools are needed, margin for error has been considered, and perfection isn't an absolute requirement. In fact, the charm of the imperfect — in opposition to the overly sanitized interior — is something we believe in.'"
Shoebox Dwelling is one of those sites that makes my heart lift when it opens on my screen.
Because of its elegant austerity.
Ms. Repolovsky — unlike 99%+ of those who pixelate the world — understands implicitly that less is indeed more, especially in a world where "More More More" is seemingly a mantra rather than a great disco song from the 70s.
Also, I have a warm place in my heart for people who do it all, writing every single word of every single post that appears under their aegis.
And did I mention she was born in Russia, birthplace of my parents?
January 28, 2013 at 12:01 PM | Permalink
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