Tuesday, February 12, 2008
[image "how people get parking spaces" by mjkmjk on Flickr]
Here we are on the verge of another snowstorm, this time it should be rather small at only 6 inches of accumulation. However, unlike our previous snowfalls which fell on bare ground this one will be building on a rock solid foundation of ice.
Oh it's been so bitterly cold.
The last time it was this cold was back in January when we went to the Etsy Chicago Style Crafters meet up. It was at that meeting when a challenge was thrown down: make something that sums up, embodies, reminds, or has something to do with the Chicago Winter.
It took us a while, we pushed it to the back of our minds and hoped it would simmer, and then while driving through the neighborhood after the last snowstorm, we spotted it: The Space Saver.
When the city buries your car in a bank of snow and you spent the last 2 hours trying to clear it away you need to plant something in that spot to claim it as yours. Although my favorite is the mop and milk crate (nobody is going to touch that dirty mop) I just can't pass up the irony of the summer lawn chair sitting in the frozen road between two snow covered unmovable cars.