Monday, July 14, 2014

three piece wine chiller

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Here is a domed wine chiller ice bucket that easily fits a bottle of wine.  It comes in three pieces.  The domed lid is transparent and has a square handle.  The outer body is smoke colored and the insert is in orange.  The ice bucket measures 10” across by 14” height.

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eBay item 291027056549 sold July 12, 2014 at 13:47:42 PDT, Buy it Now (United States).  The ice bucket sold for $33.00 with free shipping.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

yellow wall organizer

This wall organizer has similarities to the UTEN.SILO I, UTEN.SILO II, and Wall-All III organizers by Dorothee Maurer-Becker.  This particular organizer looks like a hybrid between the II and the III.  It has single-ply construction and the backs of the pockets have been reinforced with glue.  There is no indication as to any markings.

eBay item 131212787911 ended June 17, 2014 10:44:44 PDT (United States).  Four bidders placed 4 bids and the wall organizer sold for $33.00 plus shipping.

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Plastics as an Art Form | Thelma Newman | Chilton Book Company, publisher | 1964, 1969

Plastics as an Art Form

Plastics as an Art Form was first published in 1964 and published in a revised edition in 1969.  It is part of a series of books authored by Thelma R. Newman that discuss a variety of material topics.  I previously recommended Plastics as Design Form.

Dr. Newman explains in the preface that Plastics as an Art Form is “essentially a source book for artists, craftsmen, and art educators who desire a foundation in plastics as an art form.”  The purpose of the book is to introduce the reader to how plastics are being used in the arts.  Previous work in this area has been geared toward the industrial arts and industrial user, where language is typically technical and complex.

The majority of the photographs in the book are of art pieces that are single or editioned, and not mass produced, and the forming techniques used to produce them.  Many of the chapters feature step by step tutorials how to create individual works of art in polymers.

After purchasing Plastics as Design Form from Amazon for $4 ($0.01 plus $3.99 shipping), I went back to Amazon and spent $4 on Plastics as an Art Form.  Be sure to get these books in hardcover if you decide to purchase them.

Table of Contents by chapter
1 Plastics: The new art medium, An introduction 1
2 Properties of plastics 28
3 Laminating, casting, foaming, and fabrication of plastics 60 
4 The plastic quality 93
5 Working with polyester and epoxy resins 99 
6 Working with acrylics and other plastic solids 185
7 Working with vinyls 244
8 Painting with acrylic, acrylic-vinyl copolymers or vinyl mediums 275
9 Working with polystyrene and polyethylene 284
10 Working with silicones, pyroxylin and ethyl silicate 298
11 Working with foams 309
12 The “plastic” future 333

Also contains Glossary, Bibliography, and Index


Newman, T. (1969). Plastics as an art form (Rev. Ed.). Philadelphia, United States of America: Chilton Book Company.

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