Sunday, August 28, 2011

Peek to some unique pieces

I wasn't planning to write anything today. I intend to finish that long overdue research and delete some unnecessary files in my slowly processing netbook. Time to get a new one? Oh, NOT NOW! To my dearest netbook, please don't give up on me. ;-)

The bulk of space in my hard drive is occupied by my media files, music, movies and pictures. I deleted some of my movie and music files and I was left with thousand of photos. In my attempt to throw the unnecessary pictures, I ended up seeing interesting pictures I haven't posted. Here are they,

 
A basketball ring turned to a side table owned by my Boss. I stole this picture when we were still staying in the other office. A great idea for those who have male kids. A old basketball ring, net and a circular glass top turned to a unique side table

A boat shaped bench and table! These two pieces are so functional because they have storage spaces too. The table has a hidden opening which leads to a space ideal for magazine, books and other utilities. This paired piece belongs to the reception area of Club Balai Isabel, one of the best resorts in the Philippines. The wood and the design are very Filipino. 

In the Philippines, we call this giant shell as kabibe. The giant shell was turned to a sink, a unique and great idea. This piece can be seen in Caleruega,one of my favorite places in the Philippines. I want to own something like this too.

I am linking this post to Kim of Savvy Southern Style's Wow us Wednesdays

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P.S. The Philippines has been stricken by typhoon Mina over the past days. Thank God Manila was not badly affected. Rains and heavy winds were all we experienced here. To my fellow bloggers in the USA who are affected by hurricane Irene, I hope and pray that you are all in a safe condition.

15 comments :

  1. Kabibe? You and me BOTH! I love that sink!

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  2. Hi Diane,
    Some really unique pieces there. I enjoyed seeing them. That shell is so cool! Love the basketball hoop table. Great for my grandies!

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  3. I love the boat table. Have a good week Diane!

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  4. I love that table idea! Maybe pag nagkaanak ako na boy next time :) Not sure about the kabibe sink though. I think the shell belongs to a giant clam and they are already a protected species here :( I joined a giant clam seeding project several years ago in Batangas to increase the population in that area but a few months after we placed and tagged them, we heard that they were illegally harvested :(

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  5. You know I love a good repurposing project. These are fabulous! That shell is so awesome and what a great little table made from the basketball hoop. Storage and a bench? Love it! Thanks for cleaning out your hard drive and sharing these.
    I'm glad to hear the typhoon didn't cause widespread damage there. Stay safe.

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  6. Hi Diane, Nice to see u. MY son would simply love the basketball table, that is just the neatest thing. Have a great week........Bonnie

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  7. Diane, what cute things for the home! Mr. Art @ Home would love the boat tables. How *cute* This is a great post for Mod Mix Monday!

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  8. Wow, what is with these storms. I hope you are safe from Typhoon Mina. nice post and I love the shell sink, very pretty and a great idea. Have a great week and stay safe.

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  9. Now these are some really unique pieces!

    Hope you will bring one of your projects to my first Potpourri Friday Party this week - Friday, September 2. Link-up starts on Thursday afternoon. Without a doubt, your participation will help make the party better!

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  10. Wow I love the shell and the boat!

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  11. Thanks for your visit and comment. I'm delighted to follow you & hope you will do the same!

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  12. That sink is over the top WOW how fun would that be to have ?

    I forgot what blog I was reading when i seen you so Hello from Janice

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  13. What great pictures Diane. Thanks for showing, and thanks for visiting me.

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  14. That giant shell is amazing! I can NOT imagine seeing something that BIG! WOW! ♥

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