Sheer fabric is made using a thin thread and/or low density of knit. The result is a semi-transparent and flimsy cloth. Continue reading
Vinyl is a man-made material. It’s a type of plastic that is made from ethylene (found in crude oil) and chlorine. When processed, the substances are combined to form a PVC resin. Continue reading
Silk is a luxurious fiber composed mainly of fibroin and is produced by silk worms when they form their cocoons. This secretion is then used to make thread and fabric. Continue reading
It’s Wine Wednesday at Robin Bond Interiors, and our first one in our new office! With the Texas summer in full swing, it is HOT right now, so a crisp, refreshing wine served nice and cold was exactly what we were craving.
This month we’re sipping on Mason Cellar’s Pomelo 2014 Sauvignon Blanc. Here’s what the winery had to say about this delicious white:
“The high elevation of our Mason Vineyard in Lake County’s Kelsey Bench and arc of rich, red volcanic soils, provides a unique growing region for ripe Sauvignon Blanc flavor and body year after year. Our Sauvignon Blanc opens with aromas of fragrant orange blossom, ruby grapefruit, and white peach flavors set on a light body with pops of lime zest and passion fruit.”
You can purchase a bottle for yourself directly from Mason Cellar’s website, and feel free to check out their other wines as well while you’re at it!
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When it comes to synthetic materials, often times you will see them mixed with natural materials, or as a blend of multiple man-made materials in order to take advantage of the benefits of each type of fiber. When determining if a fabric is suitable for a particular use, I like to look at the hand of the fabric, which essentially just means how the fabric feels against your skin. Continue reading
I have been known to make this for the family and staff when I see the last few bananas getting too ripe to eat on their own. Before we moved to our office they had even gotten to where they would notice when the bananas were getting like that and would ask for it. Now that we are not working out of my home anymore, I am sure that the staff will want me to cut some to bring in for them, especially since once it’s made it’s usually gone in a couple of days, if not quicker.
Printable recipe card: Robin’s Famous Banana Bread
Cotton is a natural white vegetable fiber that is grown in Texas and other warm climates. It has been used to produce fabric for hundreds of years. This fabric is loved by many for its versatility and ease of care. Continue reading
We’re doing something a little different this month! The Texas sun beats down pretty hard this time of year, and while we didn’t want to miss our beloved Wine Wednesday, we wanted something that would cool us down, too. That’s when we found Mercer’s Wine Ice Cream, and we were sold.
Mercer’s Dairy is a woman-owned company in upstate New York that has been serving up traditional ice cream flavors for 60 years, and more recently, has created the genius combination of wine and ice cream into the perfect summer treat. There are ten flavors to choose from, of which we sampled three at our annual summer barbecue: Peach White Zinfandel, Red Raspberry Chardonnay, and Chocolate Cabernet.
We thought the Peach White Zinfandel did the best at incorporating the flavor of the wine into the ice cream. Both the Red Raspberry Chardonnay and the Chocolate Cabernet, while delicious, seemed to be a little overpowered by their sweet ingredients and it was hard to actually taste the wine. Of the three, we all thought that Red Raspberry Chardonnay had the best flavor, but the only downside is that upon inspecting the nutrition label, we found that it was the only flavor we tried that wasn’t all natural.
Overall, they were all fantastic and we would definitely purchase them again as well as try some of their other flavors! They can be purchased locally here in Texas at all Spec’s Wine, Spirits & Finer Foods locations.
Life is better with good food, good wine, and great design!
Linen fabrics have a beautiful matte finish with great texture. I refuse to work with a 100% linen fabrics, however, due to the fact that they wrinkle easily and stretch horribly when used for both drapery and furniture. Continue reading