What are you really made of? What’s deep down in your guts? If you peel back the layers do you like what you see. Who you are on the outside is a manifestation of what you are in the inside. Love me love my guts!
It starts with a simple frame. The bones have to be strong. Ours all wood, while cheaper versions rely on press-board. Once it arrives at Tiger Lily’s (www.tigerlilysgreenwich.com) we work with the good solid bones, the kind that drink Milk and build strong components around the shape.
Our sofas have hand tied springs. Commercial quality sofas, the kind you GASP… get from places like Pottery Barn & Resto have factor compressed springs or webbing. Let me put this into terms most body & health conscious people understand. We are talking about the difference between filling your body with saturated fats and organic foods.
Once you have got the good stuff, it is time to layer and protect, that is the layer of muscle.
You have to feel good inside. That’s the truth. That is advice that relates to the insides of the sofa and the insides of the soul.
On a personal front, I can say from experience that you need layers of protect over your good stuff. Everyday something comes at you… Maybe you try for a job and the answer is no. Maybe you tell someone you love them and the reply is that they don’t feel the same way. Maybe you want something that is forever out of reach. A good soul, good foundation and protected foundation are the only way to combat all those things.
Once you establish the person you are inside, you fortify, protect then cover with the shield of who you want to be. When you do it right the outside exactly matches the inside. When you do this right in upholstery you have clean, solid inside guts covered in muslin then covered in fabric.
The fabric is the face you give to the people. The fabric is what you want people to know about you. This guy’s solid. This guy’s strong. This guy is all blue. Blue is the color of the sky, the sea and represents heaven on earth. I personally like that skin. It is thick and inviting but doesn’t penetrate.
That’s how you own skin should be. The world can throw punches and shake your foundation, but you’ve got to have thick skin. You have got to be able to put things in perspective, not take defeat personally and go at it again. Celebrate get stronger and show off who you are. It is the differences in your personality that make you special and make you shine.
A few things in life make you who you are and make you special. Celebrate that. This sofa has decorative tufting, a waterfall skirt and decorative tape. It is special. It is not for everyone. It is for someone. It is ONE LOVE. Just one person has to love it and until that person pops up, it has to be strong enough, down to its guts to take every moment that comes in between.
Built to last. The Grateful Dead sang it strong.
“Three blue stars set on the hill
Say no more now just be still
All these trials soon be past
Show me something built to last”
Thanks & Gratitude. I see you all on Rockethub supporting my Dream. I see it everyday!