Saturday, May 09, 2009

a diamond in the dust

I think it was at 02:16 this morning, standing outside waiting for the doggie to have a wee, enjoying the still of a rare warm night, bathed in the 99%fullmoon light, that I stopped feeling arb. And since then the weekend just got better.

This morning we set off in search of some refurbished office chairs for our study. Husband has ongoing back issues and works from home often enough that he needs a decent chair, I always blog work from home and could do with one too. So we hit the first of a couple of 2nd hand office furniture stores, and discovered ... this ...

At first glance a smallish warehouse of sad, repossessed office-ware; on closer examination (and we ended up hanging out there for over an hour), a veritable treasure-trove of the bizarre, 

the magnificent,

and a complete set of 'omg are these kinda out-there enough to actually be awesome or is my sense of awesome completely addled by the copious amounts of dust I'm inhaling?' chairs.

Fear not, I'm now convinced of the latter.

But it turns out this dusty dungeon of delights did have the perfect (normal black office) chairs for us - I'm sitting on one now and without too much o/s can I just say my butt is very happy :) - but also ... my birthday present! Here's a clue.

I have to pick it up on Monday and drive it home with my eyes closed. But that's not the hard part. Husband has to hide it somewhere I'll never think to look for a whole 9 days after that. Tricky.

Yay!

7 comments:

Extranjera said...

Love the red chairs (but have also been inhaling amounts on top of amounts of weird Zambian particles. Who knows what exactly.). Where, oh where are these to be found?
...Have antique table and want to pair it with 80s futuristic chairs...
Man.
Also, totally read the rest of the entry. Yes. Did.

Just Jules said...

mystery photo? hmm bottom of a kitchen sink? Did they have everything there including the kitchen sink?

Vancouver's Enviro Girl said...

Molly: I am a firm believer that any sort of retail therapy, even grocery shopping, is the cure to any arbness. However, given my hate of real world people, I often come home with a new set of arbness. Sigh, I really am just one pathetic soul.

Lynne said...

where is this place? Address please??

Molly said...

Lynne - it's called Affordable Office Factory Shop in Voortrekker Rd (021 510 0600) - worth a visit!

Molly said...

Lynne - it's called Affordable Office Factory Shop in Voortrekker Rd (021 510 0600) - worth a visit!

Lynne said...

thanks Molly... next time I'm in town, I'm there!