Archives for the month of: September, 2019

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You have seen all of the small houses built from shipping containers. Now take a look at this shipping container inspired bedroom furniture collection.

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Tuck your precious cargo into bed each night with this solid metal Shipping Container bunk bed that is reminiscent of cargo containers on ocean-going freighters. Hope you like this new and unique look as much as we do!  Check out all of the sturdy matching pieces like desks, chests or wardrobes.

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The secure looking wardrobe from the red Shipping Container Collection.

 

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From the blue Shipping Container collection, you can have a rugged-looking day bed.

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Another rugged chest in an Arctic white, but you can choose it in blue, red or gray also.

 

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This Shipping Container bunk bed emanates cargo on an Antartica Icebreaker. Okay, come on, use your imagination with me.

Go ahead, you choose a color for your Shipping Container and see where it may take you.

 

 

 

 

 

Talk like a Pirate

Yarrr, that be right: tomorrow, Thursday, September 19th is Talk Like a Pirate Day 2019, a celebration of all things pirate.

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Avast, all you young little Scallywags you can  sleep like pirate!

Now, if you wish to brush up on your pirate speak, try this useful English to Pirate translator.

Also offered is some advanced lingo once you’ve mastered the basics. like beyond “Aarr!”.

Beauty – The best possible pirate address for a woman. Always preceded by “me,” as in, “C’mere, me beauty,” or even, “me buxom beauty,” to one particularly well endowed. You’ll be surprised how effective this is.

Bilge rat – The bilge is the lowest level of the ship. It’s loaded with ballast and slimy, reeking water. A bilge rat, then, is a rat that lives in the worst place on the ship. On TLAP Day – A lot of guy humor involves insulting your buddies to prove your friendship. It’s important that everyone understand you are smarter, more powerful and much luckier with the wenches than they are. Since bilge rat is a pretty dirty thing to call someone, by all means use it on your friends.

Bung hole – Victuals on a ship were stored in wooden casks. The stopper in the barrel is called the bung, and the hole is called the bung hole. That’s all. It sounds a lot worse, doesn’t it? On TLAP Day – When dinner is served you’ll make quite an impression when you say, “Well, me hearties, let’s see what crawled out of the bung hole.” That statement will be instantly followed by the sound of people putting down their utensils and pushing themselves away from the table. Great! More for you!

Grog – An alcoholic drink, usually rum diluted with water, but in this context you could use it to refer to any alcoholic beverage other than beer, and we aren’t prepared to be picky about that, either. Call your beer grog if you want. We won’t stop you! Water aboard ship was stored for long periods in slimy wooden barrels, so you can see why rum was added to each sailor’s water ration – to kill the rancid taste. On TLAP Day – Drink up, me hearties! And call whatever you’re drinking grog if you want to. If some prissy pedant purses his lips and protests the word grog can only be used if drinking rum and water, not the Singapore Sling you’re holding, keelhaul him!

Hornpipe – Both a single-reeded musical instrument sailors often had aboard ship, and a spirited dance that sailors do. On TLAP Day – We are not big fans of the capering, it’s not our favorite art form, if you will, so we don’t have a lot to say on the subject, other than to observe that the common term for being filled with lust is “horny,” and hornpipe then has some comical possibilities. “Is that a hornpipe in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me? Or both?”

Lubber – (or land lubber) This is the seaman’s version of land lover, mangled by typical pirate disregard for elocution. A lubber is someone who does not go to sea, who stays on the land. On TLAP Day – More likely than not, you are a lubber 364 days of the year. But not if you’re talking like a pirate! Then the word lubber becomes one of the more fierce weapons in your arsenal of piratical lingo. In a room where everyone is talking like pirates, lubber is ALWAYS an insult.

Smartly – Do something quickly. On TLAP Day – “Smartly, me lass,” you might say when sending the bar maid off for another round. She will be so impressed she might well spit in your beer.

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Gold is trending and we have a golden opportunity for you to bring this trend into your home. Take a look at our Antoinette Collection offering just the perfect touch of gold.

 

Get the Midas Touch with some gold Duct tape. DIY curtains with easy instructions from the clever Love Nerds. Check them out for the instructions

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Look what you can do with a little tape on your walls!

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Here is a slick trick from Heart Handmade and again, all you will need is gold Duct tape!

Let us know how this works out for you. Share your finished products with us.

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