Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Coolest Cooler

Aunt Peaches posts great ideas of stuff to make but this one really caught my attention - a hex head covered fridge! She calls it a show stopper and she's right.

The post teaches you how to do a makeover on your boring refrigerator with peel-and-stick wallpaper. Certainly you could use any pattern but this is exactly which one I would have chosen.   

And click on the the link that directs you to the original post so you can see before and after photos.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Hinge Packing Tape

At MochiThings.com we found decorative tape that looks like hinges, complete with the awesome screws that hold it up!

It transforms a cardboard box into an antique treasure chest!

I would even make simply greeting cards using this on the binding - I love it.

Does anyone else think this is as cool as I do?
And what other things could we use it for...

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Hillside View

Have you heard of a Hillside Washer?

This is what they look like.
They are thick square washers - they are also known as beveled washers.
They are used for shims and leveling.

Do you know why they're called Hillside Washers?

Here's why - look at it!
BECAUSE OF THE SLOPE! They are square shaped with one surface being flat and the other surface being sloped, like a hillside!

Although, depending on the industry, there is something else out there also known as a Hillside Washer but we work with Elevator people and they call these Hillside Washers, so that's what we call them.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Fastener Fun in the Sun

The Saguaro was once a motel that the Joie de Vivre group has now turned into a cool hotel.
The reason I'm including it is because of the incredible canopy structure that you walk through as you enter the hotel (you can see the tip of it poking into the sky in the photo above.)

It's super huge and it shields you from the intense heat so you can't help but notice it and be thankful for its shade as you approach.  

And a girl like me can't help but notice what is being used to construct the thing.

Of course massive size fasteners are responsible. 

Seeing them uniformly being used makes me proud. They're so strong.

Then! When we went out by the pool we found another one!
These canopies are amazing. The geometric visual design of them, and their sheer hugeness, make for an awesome sight.  

This one really showed off its nuts and bolts.

Then, as I was admiring the colossal thing & enjoying the company of my sister...

another little friend popped into my view.
They really are everywhere!

It was then that I had a tiny little moment where I felt the enourmous contribution fasteners make on the world. I was having a beautiful weekend with my family, at a beautiful place, and the nuts & bolts of the world were supporting all of it.*

*End of mushy sentimentality. 

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