Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Tie That Binds

Even before I began making my own frames I began collecting images of how other people put together their Walls of Frames for my own interest and inspiration.

Which means I have a number of images, like the one above, that I don't know the source of. While I don't want that to hold me back from sharing, if by chance any of my readers out there can refresh my memory I'd be more then happy to get the link up there.

(via Roseland Greene)

One of the ideas Kevyn, Rob and I are tossing around is painting our frames a few different colours.

(via Roseland Greene)

While I totally dig all three of the images above, I have got to say, I've got a soft spot in my design eye for the continuity our all white frames provide.


Monday, January 11, 2010

Sale Follow Up

So the Frame Sale was awesome - a very big thank you to everyone who came out! We hope you, or the person you gifted the frames to, are enjoying them.

One of my most favourite parts about this sale had to be having the opportunity to meet some of our long time blog readers. I gotta say - I'm totally digging the fact that there are people out there who enjoy following our journey and are down with the stuff we're creating.

For those of you who missed the sale and have inquired about when the next one will be... that's a good question. As we sit here meeting today, we're tossing around ideas about where we go from here.

The consensus seems to be to hold another sale in the late winter/early spring. Of course the Refurbished Magnetic Frames will be on the bill but we Salvage Gardeners have got a couple of other fun products we're cultivating as we speak.

The Etsy shop is close to going live but, if you live in the Toronto area, you're always welcome to come shop by appointment, just drop us an email and we'll set up a time.

I'm also hoping get posting here on a more regular basis. And not solely about our the frames and the other products we're making, but also about design in general. A hub, if you will, where I can collect all the photos and links of design I come across that inspire me.

And lastly, we're tossing around the idea of making some videos (isn't that right Jamie?) about our whole Salvage Gardener process and even more specifically about what it would take to turn this little project into a full time dream business. Whoa!

As Rob would say, "We're throwing a bunch of things against the wall and seeing what sticks."

We sure are! Your feedback on any or all of the above is always appreciated and hope to see you here again soon.