Posts tagged ‘rope’

September 27th, 2012

Best in Show: Behind the Cover

 

Rethink was happy to host and style the cover shoot for Savannah Magazine’s September/October issue. The “big idea” was to set the tone for the Best of Savannah party and hint at the Best in Show concept without giving too much away. Rethink wanted to blend the fun, poppy elements of the party’s decor with Savannah Magazine’s brand to create a cohesive sneak peek into one of the most anticipated events of the year. The end result for this “cover shoot cocktail” was comprised out of the following ingredients: Stratton Leopold (Owner of Leopold’s Ice Cream) in his top-notch seersucker suit, Rethink-designed award ribbons, and Stitch – our prime pooch (who is an actual American Kennel Club champ!).

Here are some behind-the-scene shots of how the magic happened:

A huge thank you to everyone who made it possible:

Photographer

Tim Willoughby

Stylists

Joel and Erika Snayd, Rethink Design Studio

Stylists’ Assistants

Erica Kelly

Sarah Jennings

Aeriel Whitworth

Seersucker Suit

J. Parker Ltd.

Podium

Harley Ashbaugh, AWD of Savannah

and of course the Savannah Magazine crew.

 

DIY: BEST IN SHOW LEASH

 

The leash you see above was a fun, last-minute addition to keep our cover canine looking like a true “top dog.” It only takes a little time and hardly any materials, and you’ll be sure to get compliments on your newly-adorned pooch!

Materials Used:

- Sisal rope

- Ribbon (optional)

- Office clip

- Scissors

- Hot glue gun

(ribbon tassels not included)

Step 1. Measure the length of your pet’s current leash and cut three strands of sisal rope to size. Add an extra foot and a half to account for handle length and the braiding.

Step 2. Take the strands and secure the ends with an office clip so they stay together when you begin to braid.

**Rethink tip: We added a hint of fuchsia by braiding a strand of ribbon along with the rope – experiment with different colors and materials you can intertwine into your leash!

Step 3. Once you reach just about the end of the rope, stop your braid and glue about 3-4 inches of straight rope together.

Step 4. Add your leash hook to the end of the rope.

Step 5. Take the straight-edged rope and fold over the hook to secure. Hot glue the loop together.

Step 6. To hide the glueing, we took twine and tied it around the meeting point. Carefully hot glue the ends of the twine onto the leash for a clean finish.

Step 7. Now it’s time to make your handle! Unclip the braided end and hot glue the strands together, just as you did the other end.

Step 8. Measure between 12-14 inches and fold the rope over itself. Make sure the loop feels right in your hand, and hot glue the end to the rest of the leash.

Step 9. Finish your handle off with a nice ribbon to help hide the glue work.

Step 10. Enjoy your fabulous new Best in Show leash!

**Rethink note: Our leash served as a photo shoot prop — we only recommend this leash for medium to small dogs that don’t tend to pull.

 

 

December 13th, 2011

Forget-Me-Knot

We wanted to share a little tip we used on the beach house project a few months back.  Remember that wide open loft space on the second floor with sleeping bays on each side?  Well, to create some privacy without sacrificing the light we gave each bed a set of drapes that could be closed completely to the outside room.  Instead of spending a fortune on custom drapes we used standard store-bought panels with grommet holes and made up the difference in height by adding sisal rope.

 

The result is a casual but clean and nautical look…perfect for our white and airy loft space!

 

 

It was easy, here’s how we went about it…
Figure out the distance that needs to be added then practice with a long piece of rope to work out how much needs to be added to make up the knot itself.  Once you have a total measurement cut the piece and use it as a template to cut the others and ensure that all the loops are the same.

 

*Note: try and stay as consistent as possible- ie. If your first four knots are overhand, be sure to follow suit with the rest or it may end up looking crafty instead of purposeful.
March 14th, 2011

Roped In


Whether used for function or decoration rope demands your attention.  Fluid and strong- there is a natural beauty in rope’s simplicity.

Try lightly coiling thick rope in glass vases as seen above for an easy tablescape.

OR

Take a cue from Thom Filicia: this Showhouse handrail is both statement and function.

These are a few of my favorite rope ideas:

1.  Entwined Belt

2.  ch25 Chair

3.  Harborside Buoy Ottoman

4.  Lauren Daybed

5.  Rope Knot Necklace

6.  Bubble Chandelier

7.  Coiled Rope Knob

8.  Found My Animal Adjustable Rope Leash

9.  Judd Large Glass/Rope Cloche

10.  Rope & Nickel Tray

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