Pantone has Introduced what they believe to be the color for 2013. Drum roll please: Pantone 17-5461 Emerald. Being a Boston Celtics fan, I like the color. But, I’ll be interested to see if any of my Cape Cod Upholstery Shop customers warm up to this bright and bold color.
Barre Pinske paintings rarely come up for resale. Barre’s style may best be described as Modern, Folk and Fine Art. This painting is from Barre Pinske’s art studio and gallery, once located in West Barnstable Ma. The painting is circa 1991.
I like to call the painting “Daisies” The paint surface is heavily textured on 4′ x 8′ plywood and backed by a wooden frame for rigidity.
More information about the painting can be found at Cape Cod Upholstery Shop
For more information about the artist, visit Barre Pinske’s website
Thank you from upholsteryblog.com, Cape Cod Upholstery Shop and Joe Gramm for a great year. The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for upholsteryblog.com.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 6,100 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 10 years to get that many views.
By Joe Gramm
I thought it would be fun to look up “Upholsterer” from the computational knowledge search engine Wolfram Alpha. One thing that stands out is upholsterers are not getting rich according to the salary statistics. Another interesting statistic is jobs for upholsterers are on the decline, but salaries are on a small rise. Check it out and I hope I may introduce a few people to Wolfram Alpha. Apple’s Siri uses Wolfram Alpha for much of it’s statistical searches.
Thank you Steve for getting my business to where it is today. Could not have done it without you and Apple!
Cape Cod Upholstery shop is exited to announce new and vibrant and fun fabrics specially designed for kids rooms applications. They can be found at Greenhouse Fabrics and are available online only. For anyone interested, use this link for Greenhouse Kids for more information.
Anyone interested in getting a price, please use the Contact Form.
My favorite cushion fabricator is West Coast Feather and Down located in Los Angeles, CA. In my opinion, they offer superior customer service and the best alternative to feather and down cushions with a product called Denier Microfiber. This is a great product for people that may have allergies to feathers and down, or do not like using animal products, but still want a soft and squishy cushion product.
But for those of you who want feathers and down, the prices are going up as much as 38%. West Coast Feather and Down recently sent me a letter explaining the price increase. Marie Bonilla, West Coast’s CEO, explained to me that she and their down supplier worked hard at coming up with a letter to explain the many factors for price increase. Here is the link to the PDF letter.
In summery, feathers and down are a hot commodity with limited supply. For clothing, such as jackets, there are many down alternatives that work well. But the application for down as furniture cushions is more demanding. Loft needs to be maintained or the cushions simply look under filled. Synthetic alternatives will continue to improve and blur the lines between real down and synthetic down. If you’re looking for the best alternative now, Cape Cod Upholstery Shop will be using wonderfully fabricated Denier Microfiber cushions from West Coast Feather and Down, INC.