Offerman Woodshop

Ann: How many drinks of alcohol do you consume a week?  Ron: One.  Ann: That’s it? One drink?  Ron: One shelf.  Ann: Do you exercise?  Ron: Yes. Lovemaking and woodworking.  Ann: Do you have any history of mental illness in your family?  Ron: I have an uncle who does yoga.

Ann: How many drinks of alcohol do you consume a week?
Ron: One.
Ann: That’s it? One drink?
Ron: One shelf.
Ann: Do you exercise?
Ron: Yes. Lovemaking and woodworking.
Ann: Do you have any history of mental illness in your family?
Ron: I have an uncle who does yoga.

 

I’m a fan of the US TV show Parks and Recreation and am particularly fond of the character Ron Swanson. Ron is a man’s man; he likes the great outdoors, survival and making stuff with his bare hands. He dislikes bureaucracy, vegetarians and health & safety. He really is a fantastic character and so I am overjoyed to find out that Nick Offerman, the actor who plays him, is pretty similar to his character in real-life.

Click here and check out Nick Offerman’s Woodshop where you’ll find all manner of handmade wood items, designed and made by Nick and his colleagues.

I also found out that Nick is married to Megan Mullally, Karen from Will & Grace, which makes me like him even more! I bet there’s no *ahem* wooden comedy in their household. Sorry!

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Strangest Shop I’ve Been In

I visited Venice in March this year and my friend who I was travelling with said she wanted to visit this book shop – supposedly the one of the world’s most unique bookshops. In retrospect, it is definitely unique. A bookshop though, I question that part!

This was a hoarders paradise. There were books everywhere, which is good, it being a bookshop and all. But the appearance suggested otherwise. There was some kind of order in evidence, but for the most part, the books were more a form of furniture and appeared to be holding the structure of the building together. They were stacked floor to ceiling, holding up shelves, even being used as a staircase out in the canal-side garden. I didn’t want to touch anything for fear f the whole place falling down on top of me.

This video below (not mine) really does not do it justice as to how cramped and overstocked each shelf is. It is a book lovers dream/nightmare. Books everywhere and yet you dare not touch them for fear of death.

My favourite experience in here though has to go to the first point of contact with staff who offered me 3D glasses to look at a 3D book of naked people. What?! Yes that’s right! Luckily this place had a side door which meant I didn’t have to walk back out past this staff member. It did mean walking past the porn section though where old copies of Playboy were strewn across the floor for sale. Odd place indeed!! Oh yes, and there was a full size gondola inside too filled with books!

John Lewis Christmas 2012

 

Love this. Besides from being a sweet advert at Christmastime, the thing I like about this is its simplicity and the way they have magae to show the emotion on the snowman’s face using just acouple of stones and sticks. Happy Christmas all…

Bob / 2009

Great animated short. Credit to Jacob Frey

The Joy of Books

Cool stop-motion animation showing what goes on at night in bookshops across the land! It’s real isn’t it?!

Etsy Update

Updated my Etsy shop with more of my limited edition (up to 20) prints from my www.pmcdphotography.com small business. If you like something you see. have a question, have a request, suggestion, please do leave me a comment or email me. I’m very happy to help cater to specifics and questions. Browse, shop, go nuts!

All prints are limited to 20 editions and signed, presented in high quality Daler Rowney ‘Ice White’ Mountboard and come in a standard 30×40 cm size to ensure easy framing. I have frames available if you wish and am also open to commissioning special editions of varying sizes if you are interested (i.e. canvas, larger prints, postcards, greetings cards, etc)

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