|The front and back of the bamboo sofa structure leaning against the veranda wall.|
We talked about in for almost a
year and this week it
came to pass :
Our Bamboo Furniture Workshop.
After cutting and drying
Carpenter Rick Viola
have started the work
with a rustic sofa.
|the veranda roof of Casa da Ilha|
The fresh vegetable market
by the river
in Resende is
open on sundays.
Tomate de Arvore or Tomatillo
and Jilo are new for me.
There are a lot of new tastes and textures to try.
|Masked outside the tiny Airport.|
We came by an old airport
from the 1940
in the middle
that is used mostly
private planes and
sky divers of all kinds.
|Airport from the 1940´s in Resende.|
Every week there is a
new flower or plant
I discover in the
garden at Casa da Ilha.
|Bastao do Imperador or Torch Ginger has become a favorite to photograph..|
The Garden here at Casa da Ilha
and there is always
something new to discover.
|Tomate de arvore on the black ceramic plates outside the |
kitchen veranda where the pumpkins grow.
|Bamboo Furniture Workshop at Casa da Ilha.|
When the sofa structure is ready
I will enforce the joints with sisal
rope more for design reasons,
is the idea.
We will see how that
will work out.
Started the Textile, Color and Details Update textile face
with hanging the just made curtains at
Hotel Pequena Suecia on wednesday
evening in 30 degrees celsius was a good workout.
|Hanging curtains at 330 cm height|
|The terrace at Blekinge room 13|
|Blekinge room 13 at Pequena Suecia|
By simplifying the color choices and creating a painted headboard with a wooden frame. A new back pillow was constructed along with the semi bed cover and new curtains to match.
Our first room is a test to see what strategy to use in the coming over individual designed 20 rooms we will update slowly but surely.
|Room Blekinge 13 Pequena Suecia|
An open fireplace in the bedroom.
Room Blekinge has a living
room and a bedroom as well as a
small roofed terrace and a mini garden.
|Bucha in a bamboo basket|
The veranda is where the
action is but
manage to lounge anyway.
most of the time...
A week with work at the hotel as well as learning so much about bamboo is really a dream come true. I am so lucky to have found work here in Brasil that I love to do.
Below you see Bucha pods that have been
cleaned at the lay in the sun to dry.
In the shade at the veranda you see the
Bamboo result of our Furniture Workshop.
If I can create what I would like from this
sponge material that Bucha is I
am going to be very content.
The plan is to make a
type of organic pendant
design using Bucha
as the main material.
Stay in touch
Wishing you a good
week from Penedo,
|Bucha drying in the afternoon sun.|