Sunday, 13 April 2014

DIY: Clothes rack on wheels

A few months ago I took the bull by the horns and build a clothes rack out of pipes. I had been wanting to try my hand at it ever since I saw a picture of a green pipe coat rack, which in my resent searching for a tutorial turned out to be from this post back in 2009 on Design*Sponge. However before finding this post I found a great tutorial on hrrrthrrr. I got my supplies from various home improvement stores near me, the wheels are from IKEA - the RILL braked castors.

I followed the instruction most of the way, however I opted for two changes:
1. I drilled holes through my wood in the locations I wanted the flanges to be attached, so that I could use screws, washers and hexagon nuts to secure them in place. I did this as I have the theory that it would make the whole thing more sturdy. 
2. I switched the order around a little bit, starting with connecting the pipes and flanges for the rack part, attaching it to the wood and only then attaching the wheels.

I love the result and have been using it a ton. Check back soon for more pictures from my trip to Peru :)

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Peru Pictures #1

Instead of entering into a cliché apology for not blogging for a while, I want say that I am happy to report that I have finally found a solution to watermarking, as well as time to start sorting out my 3200-odd pictures from my trip last July to Peru. I will post them over the coming months as it fits with my Uni schedule.

These pictures were taken on our first day in Lima, I hope you’ll enjoy them :)



These pictures where taken on our drive into our hotel, Sheraton, near Lima's historic centre.

After a couple of hours sleep and breakfast at the hotel, we were picked up by a guide and taken round to see a few different parts of Lima. These pictures are from the old city centre. The Church is called San Francisco, it is also a monasteryThe photo above shows a view to the colourful shanty towns, or Pueblos jóvenes as they are called in Peru, inhabited by people migrating to the capital for work from e.g. the Andes.

Above right is a picture of how the city cleaners where dressed, the mouth piece was definitely necessary due to the chemicals from the poor refinement of oil used for petrol. Walking around in Lima and elsewhere of resulted in headache due in part to the gasses from the petrol.

A few pictures of our drive to the next stop, the National Museum of Archeology, Anthropology and History.



A few pictures of some of the gems within the National Museum of Archeology, Anthropology and History. Definitely worth a stop, however as most text when we visited was in Spanish we were very happy to have our guide show us round explaining the different displays.

Our final stop was a quick view of the ocean in Miraflores.

I hope you enjoyed this first post of several, check back next week for more pictures.

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