Friday, July 27, 2007

Photo Hunters: Creative



Trying to come up with a photo to describe the theme 'Creative' probably requires more creativity than the topic itself. LOL, I think I just wrote a tongue twister! Anyway, here is my object of creativity! Ta da.......


Just a dining table, you say? Read on.



Note the fine wood and handiwork.



Note the intricate brass elephant designs



What's a chain doing in the middle of a table?

LOL, to steal a line from the movie 'Transformers', there's more than meets the eye. This is no ordinary table.

This table actually started off life as a door in India.

There are these antique shops in Dubai which collect these doors, place a glass top, add four legs to it and voila! a cool dining table. This cool piece of furniture now resides in my friend's house in Penang which I thought perfectly epitomizes the creativity of the designers who came up with the idea, and also reflects the creativity of the people who designed the beautiful door.

Here's a top down view of the 'door table'. Interesting, huh!

Sorry, thought it would be fun to do this the long-winded way.

39 comments:

adrien said...

u got the creativity in the subject choice, but wouldn't it be more successful with a creative approach in capturing it? or is it becuz u took this when u were in penang, so now no chance d for angular shots? if so, then its still a good picture. just would've been better if the story could be told by the image as a whole too.

Lessons from the Scrapbook Page said...

Great table. Love the creativity of the company taking these doors and giving them a second life!

Whirlwind said...

That table is great. I bet it makes a great conversation piece!

tiffane said...

that's an awesome table! it really captures the theme! thanks for the comment you left on my blog!

Pam said...

Very cool....sending this link to my son who is a great re-purpose-r


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Lana G! said...

Exquisite!

JC said...

That is fantastic... great table and great story. What a conversation piece it must be!

tegdirb92 said...

absolutely stunning!! What great and intricate work.

lissa said...

That's a creative idea using a door as a table - wonder if it reflects brightly when it is lit

ipanema said...

I love the table! Can I have it? lol. That is ohhh sooo beautiful. It would be nice eating on that. Nice take on the theme! :)

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

That is absolutely beautiful. Great idea to make a table out of it. Great photos and thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

Diane said...

I am totally speechelss, this is gorgeous!!

Great Photo, thanks for the visit. ;)

eastcoastlife said...

Welcome to Photo Hunters!

This table is so cool! I love it! It's such a neat idea. What a great piece of furniture, definitely a talking point for guests.

Frances said...

What an amazing piece of furniture. One of my best buds is an artist from Israel and one of his specialties is making pieces of furniture out of found items.
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Heart of Rachel said...

That's absolutely beautiful! I love the great details done on the wood. Excellent workmanship. Thanks for visiting me earlier.

yenjai.net said...

That is a really cool piece of table

Bengbeng said...

impressive door.very impressive
welcome to photohunters club :)

Smalltown RN said...

wow how cool is that....perfect for the theme...thank you for sharing....

Lynn said...

Stunning is the word for the intricate carvings!

jams o donnell said...

Wow that is marvellous. I wish we had space for something like that! Happy weekend

pat said...

WOW - that is a great table!! Love it!!

Happy Weekend.

soccer mom in denial said...

I think it is very, very creative! Thanks for showing all the details.

It is wonderful to see different uses for things.

Dragonheart said...

That is amazing! Very creative. :) What a beautiful, unique table!

mar said...

I am impressed! I would be too distracted admiring all the details I would easily forget about the food!
happy saturday :)

BirdieRoark said...

Beautiful! I love when old stuff is repurposed into new stuff. This is awesome!

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

What an amazing table! I have never seen anything like it. I am sure it is a prize possesion!

Janie Hickok Siess, Esq. said...

I've never seen anyting like it. Very intriguing.

Liz said...

That is a fabulous table - and what a great door it would have been too. very creative.

zeroimpact said...

Yes, that is very creative
Like the brass elephants

Marye said...

wow...that is a great table! But event he first picture with the chairs is a nice arrangement

Crooked Eyebrow said...

Wow, some door. Creative way to use it as well!

CRIZ LAI said...

That’s real creative and impressive. Happy Weekend! http://crizlai.blogspot.com/2007/07/photo-hunters-creative.html

Chen said...

ooh.. it's a door. No wonder there's a chain in the middle the table :D

mott said...

that's the coolest table door I've ever seen!

couldn't get aroudn to this week's theme...too sick....blek!

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Those are very good photos. The first one looking like a nice table, then moving on to what it really looks like and how beautiful it is!
Very good Creative :)

Casey's Mom said...

That's pretty interesting. Creative, indeed! Thanks for sharing.

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winniethepooh said...

Its a lovely piece of creative piece of furniture cum 'arts' :) Well done!

Paulie said...

Definitely creative table. . . and beautiful too.

When i was growing up, Dad brought home a new table too! It was a door that was varnished --flat with no design other than the wood pattern and 6 ft. long. He added legs to it and it became our breakfast nook table. he made benches that stored stuff on either side and that is the only table i remember growing up.

So using a door for a table is nothing new to me.

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Jonzz said...

Thanks for all your comments. It's quite a stroke of luck for me to get this photo for this week. But I'm absolutely clueless about the new theme 'Funky'. Ha ha.