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No more triangles. Ever.

12 December, 2011

At long last, our dome has a cover:

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Really ties the room together.

It’s made of 100 triangles of white cotton, each with magnets sewn into each corner, so that you can just stick it in place ting-ting-ting to the bolts.

But oh so boring to produce.

Satisfying to install.

Of course, sewing next to a magnet is physically impossible, because it magnetises the business parts of the sewing machine and causes it to jam. So instead, each corner is sewn without a magnet in it, and the magnet is pushed in before the threads are tied together. Doing this 300 times is incredibly boring (hence the ten-month project duration). If we ever need another dome cover, I’m outsourcing it to China.

Inviting.

Buddabag, nerdy cushions, and a swing.

Our house gets really cold over the winter, so I am seriously considering moving my office into the dome (adding some throws over the top for more insulation, and borrowing the bitcoin mine for warmth*). I should probably make a door first, though.


* Bitcoins are not going to make Charlie rich after all, but a bitcoin mine can be thought of as “Internet-subsidised heating”.