Launching Golden Owl

Hello, everyone!

Today I have some very exciting news! I have been working really hard lately to launch a new Etsy shop! The shop is called Golden Owl (By The Whale’s Endeavors) and features hand painted glassware!
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Another exciting thing about this post is that in order to kick off the shop, I’m doing my very first giveaway! One lucky winner will receive $5 off a purchase from Golden Owl!

Here’s how to enter:
Go check out the shop and leave a comment telling me which item is your favorite!
Bonus Entry!
Like the Facebook Page and tell me you did so in a separate comment!

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The winner will be announced next Saturday, Septemeber 28th on this blog, so be sure to check back!

For those of you who don’t win, no worries! Just enter the code TWEBLOG at checkout and receive 20% off for the next few weeks!

Hope you guys like it!

-The Whale

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Interior Design March

Hello hello!

It’s about time for my second monthly Interior Design Magazine post! I got the March issue a few weeks ago and have finally found time to do the research and editing required for this sort of thing! So with out further delay:
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I’ll start by highlighting some of my favorite projects in the magazine!

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First up is this little house located in Lisbon, Portugal. RA Architectural & Design teamed up with ADN Garden Design to create this fantastic piece of work. The whole building is like a garden!

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There is also a pool on top and the building makes use of solar panels to help with the water heater.

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Second up is this fast food joint called Yohinoya in Hong Kong by As Design Service. I’m not usually a huge fan of orange, but this design caught my eye.

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I like the orange and wood combination and the interesting textures they put together! Plus check out the nifty little menu area!

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Now this project is by far my absolute favorite from this issue! It’s a penthouse located in Paris, France. The penthouse was previously the home of Auguste Perret, one of France’s greatest 20th-century architects. Perret had constructed the building and then created his own apartment on the top level. The penthouse had been unoccupied for decades before Felix Claus of Claus en Kaan Architects decided to move in. Felix paid three years worth of rent in advance in order to be able to renovate the apartment and bring it back to its former glory.
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I absolutely love the french doors and the concrete columns! It all makes sense since Perret was a specialist in reinforced concrete construction.
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Its such a lovely place with great details! I’m in love with it.

Okay, now for my favorite products in this issue!
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One:
Bocci 28: “Arbel developed a method that has loose parameters built into it, which produces a different shape in every iteration of the fabrication procedure. Thus, every 28 series pendant made is formally different from any other in existence.” I love that these are all unique and made from a complex glass blowing technique.

Two:
Foscarini: Caboche:
“Suspension lamp composed by spheres of polymetylmetacrylate, transparent or gold yellow. A screen in white satinized blown glass guarantees maximum diffusion of light and prevents glare.” I have been in love with the Caboche by Foscarini ever since the moment I saw it a few years ago!

Three:
Volare Collection by Elitis: “β€œThe weight of the feather”Nature offers us its most sophisticated for an exceptional wall dΓ©cor that lacks no spirit! Time to fly at each new season, free minded.” These wall coverings are probably my favorite ones I have ever come across.

Four:
Rex Ray Infused Veneer: B+N Industries teamed up with artist Rex Ray to create an infused wood veneer collection. I just love the colors and patterns!

Well, that concludes my March edition of Interior Design!

-The Whale