Airplane parts recycled as handcrafted furniture!

As an interior designer, I always love finding artists that can take objects in our everyday lives and totally rework them into new pieces.  Motoart is one of those companies.  I really like the tables and desks from this artist.  Being a lighting addict though, I really would love to have one of his B-52 mirrors that lights up!  Here is a pic of that mirror with a red backlight.  I could see this in a very industrial powder room or even a dining room.  What’s even more amazing is the plane that is comes from.  Here’s a similar plane in the next picture.File:Usaf.Boeing B-52.jpg  This is by no means a small plane.  It is used as a strategic bomber, even today!  It was used as recently as the Gulf war and the United States Air Force plans to use it through 2045.  Feel free to browse the artist’s website.  It’s www.Motoart.com  If you need help placing or designing your room around one of their objects…we’d love to help!  You know who you are!

Furniture Care-Dispelling a Myth

Furniture manufacturing has changed relatively little over the years.  Most pieces are still handmade and assembled with care.  What has changed is the finishing processes that they undergo, specifically wood furniture.  There was a time when furniture was stained and finished, but not fully sealed.  Today, better wood drying processes and clear coats have changed that.  The wood is dried and very stable today allowing for finishing in the plant that fully seals the wood.  These clear coats act like a paint surface and fully seal the furniture.  They even have matte versions so that new furniture that has been intentionally distressed will look old, but not have a new sheen to them.  What this comes down to is that all you really need to do to care for wood furniture is to dust it.  Use your method of choice for dust pickup, but remember any spray product you put on your furniture, only sits on top and does not penetrate into today’s wood furniture.  Save your money on this one!