February 26, 2012

a pretty place to rest your head

My headboards. Revealed. And a very happy me.





Okay, let me put this mildly and say that I'm pretty thrilled right now. I've been waiting a long time to finish these up, and I'm aching at the difficulty of having to keep these to myself before they were completely done. Now I can breath. Here they are, my works of art that make me swell with pride.

I really wanted to build something that suited the spatially challenged typical new york apartments, since a table {while great} is a serious commitment of limited-to-nonexistent space. I wanted to make something that everybody could own, since all the room it requires is the same it takes to hang a painting. Functional art -- my favorite kind. And who doesn't want a bit of chevron and salvaged wood to brighten up their mornings? So tell your friends and their friends and their moms, to halt their trip to Pottery Barn and come get one of these instead. I've got another two on the way, and a bunch of patterns in my head for more. I'm so excited! I hope you enjoy.

{Specs: Fits a queen. Wall mounted from behind, but legs can be added if necessary. Measures fifty-nine inches long, two feet tall, one and a quarter inch thick. Shipping to be calculated upon request. Cat not included.}

30 comments:

  1. Really beautiful! The contrast of the salvaged wood and geometric modernist forms is striking. Nice job!

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  2. AAAHHHHHH! So. Freaking. Beautiful.

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  3. Love these. I live in a spatially challenged place, too. Hmmmmm....

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  4. so crazy amazing <3
    I especially like the first one

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  5. you are an inspiration, incredible.

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  6. Dear Ariele: You have an amazing, creative, beautiful and inspired imagination.

    The headboards are well conceived,and imaginative and fit New York apartment space requirements well.

    Dwight and Rosi

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  7. amazing. want one so badly. must.save.money.

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  8. ahhhhhhhhh!!! just fantastic!!!!! you are such an artist!!!! bravo!!!!

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  10. these are incredible! i bought one of your cheeseboards for my mom for christmas, it is stunning, i seriously love everything that you do!

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  11. Amazing work again. Always impressed with your projects!

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  12. Is that your bedroom? It's so tranquil and beautiful. Those headboards are like nothing I've ever seen. Seriously impressive girl.

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  13. Wow, those are stunning! Very beautiful work.

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  14. this is beautifully done!! i really would love something like this one day!

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  15. Oh my! That is simply gorgeous. Honestly, so unique and ideal for a headboard. Ah! I cannot even tell you how much I love that!

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  16. absolutely exquisite! so thankful to discover these photos through interest!

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  17. Your work is so wonderful! It's lovely that you are getting great recognition. The Makers Project is a good idea. I have the twin to your cat...his name is Thumper. Thanks for sharing on your beautiful blog.

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  18. f*ing beautiful, ariele. fascinating the variation in material even in the same building medium can truly be challenged in the kinds of work you do. simultaneously, my boyfriend is also in the middle of a career change into full-time wordworking, we both find your work to be tremendously inspirational.

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  19. These headboards are absolutely beautiful -- I seriously need one in my life!

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  20. "cat not included" hahahaha! You really should advise people, because the cat is super cute.
    And I love your work, it's an inspiration to me as a college design student.

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  21. I saw your work over at SF Girl by Bay and I fell in love. Thanks for a great blog and your inspiring work.

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  22. Wow, I was directed over here by Designsponge and am in love with your headboards. I have to ask though, are all the strips nailed down,(not handy at all apologize for the improper lingo in advance) glued or some sort of voodoo :) some pictures look like the dark wood have nails, but there are none on the light - or am I blind.

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    1. Hey Ashley, yes they are all nailed down and glued, the darks and the lights. The nail heads are very small and imbedded pretty deep in the wood, so another thing you may be seeing is the leftover nails/nail-holes from the original nails, which were much bigger than the ones I used.

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  23. I DIE. I DIE I DIE I DIE.

    Ladypants, I need to put in a giant order for one of everything before you blow up so big time I'll never be able to afford you. Sigh. Talking to P. TONIGHT.

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  24. You are a genius, Ariele. truly. I LOVE these.

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  25. Wonderful.... we are too far away to send something so heavy over so I will just enjoy viewing your beautiful work.

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  26. Simply stunning... I just stumbled upon your work today and sincerely hope you'll make more of these in the future. Thanks for creating such beauty!

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