HOW TO BUILD A SOFA TABLE - DINING ROOM TABLE WITH DRAWERS - CANOE COFFEE TABLE
How To Build A Sofa Table
- (Sofa tables) are similar to Pembroke tables and usually have longer and narrower tops. They were specifically designed for placement directly in front of sofas for serving tea, writing, dining, or other convenient uses.
- (Sofa Tables) A sofa table is not unlike a Pembroke table, having similar folding flaps which are hinged and can be raised and held by concealed brackets.
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- Construct (something, typically something large) by putting parts or material together over a period of time
- Commission, finance, and oversee the building of (something)
- Incorporate (something) and make it a permanent part of a structure, system, or situation
- construct: make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"
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Tracks: 1. In the Backyard (composed by: Matt McBane, performed by: Build) == 2. Magnet (composed by: Matt McBane, performed by: Build) == 3. No Response (composed by: Matt McBane, performed by: Build) == 4. Imagining Winter (composed by: Matt McBane, performed by: Build) == 5.Drivin' (composed by: Matt McBane, performed by: Build) == === Build presents their eponymous debut EP, blending the sounds of violin, cello, piano, bass, and drums into a beautiful and edgy mix that "straddles the increasingly permeable line between chamber music and instrumental rock." (Time Out New York)
something's got me (re)started. again...
this afternoon, i took a couple of hours off work and went to Iguana Studios in Brixton, South London, with a demo-copy of my album in my bag, to sit down and talk plans through with the owner and main producer at the studios.
it wasn't at this table. but i love this shot. the space, the freedom, the lighting, the pregnancy, the possibilities it holds... it looks like a stage set, to me.
instead, we went and settled into the back room of this complex, just the two of us in a cramped little office, a demo-version of my album playing on one of the pcs, as we discussed ideas track by track...
i really hadn't expected us to listen to the whole thing (and felt kind of bad, *making* someone go through all that?!), but he seemed to like it, so we did. i've recorded there before, and he seemed to like my new direction. he was honest and frank about what he thought worked and which tracks he felt didn't quite sit right with the rest of the album. he also said some totally crazy things, i mean such outlandish stuff, i blushed and moved the conversation right along....hmm... much like this...
there's something about working with a warm, friendly italian guy who has built his own studio. he is brutally honest about the 'industry'. nothing he said surprised or disheartened me, but instead reinforced my personal reasons for doing all this. he's a talented guitarist, who decided to build his studios within the shell of an abandoned WW2 bullet factory in South London. boxes and boxes of copies of his own album piled up and lined the walls around us, his beautiful acoustic guitar - handmade by a friend - lay on the sofa behind us...
it has to be here.
anyway, before i knew it, 2hrs had passed and we'd laid some rough plans to record the album... most likely we'll do it in 3 chunks, seeing as i haven't won the lottery (yet) and so, have to budget for all this... but like i told him, my main, central reason for doing this is my own sanity. this dog will not leave me alone, won't cease barking, yapping & snapping. but he did manage to talk me down from 12-tracks to 10, and suggested we record an e.p. first, and see how i feel after that...
i am well aware that i need a realistic, calm partner in almost everything i do, and feel very lucky to have found such a great, honest producer.
i reckon it'll take a year. but with Andrea on my side, i know it'll be a fun, if emotionally & financially draining ride!
wish me luck!
New Restaurant Project in Shanghai
Another picture of my latest photo assignment.
Not only did I do photos for this restaurant, I have in fact proposed a design for it in the beginning!
The space was initially occupied by a vendor selling the Northeastern style sweet 'n sour noodles. The furniture were those one can see in a Chinese fast-food shop; orange tables with blue stools. The floor was covered with lavatory tiles. Very dim fluorescent lights were used.
It had received complaints from all tenants in the building therefore the property management firm had to get rid of them... ...
I was there when the new owner won the bid to takeover this space and he asked me for suggestions on how to renovate this space.
Among the many suggestions, 5 are featured here but I'm going to talk about the 3 major ones.
1: The Mirror
I suggested that he should keep the mirror; however he should add a "fake wooden frame". It is funny to note that when we first saw this mirror, we find it disgusting; imagine yourself looking in this glass
under white fluorescent lamp and stepping on lavatory tiles --- I wonder if you still have the appetite to eat?
2: The Sofa
The original sofa looked more or less the same like the new ones. It was black but looked horrible. I suggested my patron to only get rid of the cover and stuffings, and insisted he should keep the framework as it can save up a great deal of money to make a new sofa. Wood work costs a lot these days!
3: Wall with three pictures
Can you see the reflection from the mirror of the other side of the wall? Initially this part of the wall was covered with strips of brown plastic fibre. I suggested him to take them all down as they really look CHEAP! I told him to paint the wall white, and put up three images. Of course I helped a lot in the image selection process and spent a lot of time in the image-enlargement process. I even helped to find a professional framer (thanks to my experience working for an art dealer before!) who did a wonderful job.
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