I am exhausted and freezing and if my knees swell any more I won’t be able to hold them straight. But of course its day two of the holidays, and I will probably be at work forever. Not to mention I have to get home and try and finish my costume before working on the two huge projects and two huge papers due next week. I’m feeling really overwhelmed. And cold.
I have to do a better job of pretending that I care.
Nevermind, I’m way too busy to do that.
I just realized this design is so simple I could totally build it on my own. I have all the tools already.
Plus, I could design the arms/backs to be removable so I have infinite options.
And I could get the perfect fabric.
And I could stuff it with memory foam and have the most comfy couch ever.
And I could install magnets inside each side of the cubes so they will stay put once assembled!
Or I could just buy a fucking couch and stop being so nutty.
But how amazing would that be if I built it?
So, I was really really bored today so I decided to continue my quest.
After travelling this far, I remembered a couch I had seen far back at Crate & Barrel. I loved the concept but I hated the colors they offered, and it wasn’t particularly comfortable
Here is the inspiration
I love the concept, it is clean and simple. It was really uncomfortable because the cushions are made with some recyled materal roughly as comfortable as sitting on a rock.
I also didnt like that it had no arms. This is a couch for miserable people with no elbows.
Unfortunately, since I have not only one but two elbows this just wont do.
So I’m having my own made, but there are so many options for pieces I cant decide!However, I have foud several companies who offer a similar product and specialize in very customized furniture.
So here is the new concept:
A sectional couch made up of a series of modular cubes (or rectangles) that can be assembled or reassembled in a lot of ways.
I have made a chart of some of my thoughts. Each piece also works alone as a chair.
I also offered some of the colors I am considering so you can imagine them better.
Which is your favorite or which pieces would you buy and how many of each?
When I heard the song come on the radio yesterday I couldn’t help but remember.
I was 17 and I still loved you.
I was standing on a balcony in Italy, overlooking the Alps.
I was freezing.
As always, I had smoked too many cigarettes.
When I heard her singing I could smell the stale tobacco on my coat.
I could taste it.
I could see my breath sigh its way into the evening.
God, I really missed you.
Its so strange how vivid some memories are.
Flash forward and I’m standing in the airport:
It was New Year’s Eve.
I called to tell you I wanted you back.
I called to tell you I had a bottle of champagne.
You answered and told me you had plans with someone else.
I didn’t know I still had any thought of you left.
Guess I was wrong.
I’m so glad I left you.
Now imagine them all in black fabric. Just plain black. Or maybe red, I am having swatches sent to me. But think black. These all come from a site that makes very customizable couches so I can most likely mix and match some pieces.
I like that this one has solid pieces so its smooth for napping and things wont be lost between the cushions. I hate the material they used. It’s what I want but I haven’t fallen in love with it.
I really wish the back on this was solid. But…
Imagine you are at my fabulous party(held by me) and this is in the center of the room. People can sit almost anywhere! I also like that it is so clean and square and not messy looking. This couch can also be built to an size I want and I could probably switch out the back.
I know the back is way too low on these, and the way they arranged the pillows is really lame.
But I just really like it.
Why must I be so practical?
So, this one is made with black velvet, though the picture is bad. It’s pretty close to my drawing and looks soo comfortable. If I did get this couch I kind of like the idea of black velvet but it would not be the kind shown, because I hate the way it leaves marks when you touch it. It would drive me crazy.
This is similar to four, but its purple and has different feet.
This couch is completely different but I just had to throw it in here because it fucking rocks. Why do I have to be an adult? WHY?!
So yesterday I went to the doctor for my yearly physical and it was awful and embarassing, but I’m being very responsible.
Anyways, to make myself feel better I decided to continue my quest for the ultimate sofa.
I had some luck at one furniture store and the saleswoman helped me design a custom, and ridiculously expensive, sofa. But it wasn’t perfect.
So, I want this sofa to invite people to come and sit and talk, or cuddle. It also has to be nap worthy. Though honestly, I just want it to be supercool and very me.
Macro was so boring I made you a lovely picture so you can understand what I’m thinking.
I also included a diagram showing why the shape is so awesome.
The couch :
“Mamihlapinatapai: A look shared by two people with each wishing that the other will initiate something that both desire but which neither one wants to start.”
Now that I am actually feeling better I think my brain is so excited to be functioning that I can’t stop thinking and its becoming overwhelming. I feel like I drank 20 cups of coffee.