Tuesday, December 30, 2008
There is something about this that I really enjoy. I have been trying to do this in my work for a while now (coffee stains, silhouettes drips etc). Its almost like self generating art or art as a happy accident. To me, the process makes it really easy to identify why a piece is successful. These pieces are made by Thomas Forsyth.
On another note I am really excited about New Years. We are staying in New Paltz and hanging out with with Liz's brother and fiance. So if anyone wants to hang come on up or down or whatever.
Top from Thomas Forsyth on Vimeo.
at 6:46 PM
Saturday, December 27, 2008
So I am gearing up for ACC Baltimore. I have decided to do my own booth this year. I am going to document the process here on the blog. I hope it will be prosperous. I am dumping a lot of money onto it. I have given myself a challenge of using "green-ish" materials to try and offset the impact of the gas/material and waste I am going to use/generate by actually doing the show. Here are a few shots of some new production pieces. They are made from recycled copper flashing and left over felt form previous projects. I am also including some photos from our bacon/meat theme this year for Christmas. These great items can be found at Sweat Meats online. I hope everyone had a great holiday!!!
at 7:20 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2008
A while back I was flipping through an issue of dwell magazine. Maybe October, I can't remember. It had a great article on the making of the Alessi 9090 stovetop coffee machine. As a metal worker/designer/coffee drinker I loved it. I thought I would share (click on image to read the article...your welcome). But I also thought I would share some other unique coffee makers. First the Otto espresso. I can't believe this wasn't thought of earlier (it probably was). I love how the handle comes off to open the water reservoir (watch the video). It just seems so nice. I am not sure how I like the bowl that catches the "crema". Also the Handpresso: "Wherever you go and whenever you move, an espresso is always close to hand". Neat little thing. I am not sure that if I am in the middle of the woods how badly I would need a cup of coffee. I guess if I was camping then yeah it would be nice to have a small coffee maker. I kind of just want to try it. The point of this is I LOVE coffee and I would love to at least try either. I am guilty of being a gadget dude. I have yet to find the ultimate coffee machine.
I am also including photos of the SNOW!!!! I can't believe that it is finally snowing!!!
at 7:44 AM
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
This is what I have been doing over break. Freaking test tiles. I got a kiln and a boat load of enamel and have been soooooo excited to actually use it/some. Of course we have to get the formalities over with first. These are just the opaque enamels. Now it is on to the transparent enamels. Some of the enamels are old and not firing properly. They are kind of old. Also we just found out something about the cat. If you put something on the her head she freezes up, hence the cat coaster.
at 6:29 AM
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Just saw this via MoCo Loco. An Interesting idea from Trek. Everyone is trying to streamline their bikes. Replacing the chain with a belt seems like a logical step. I wonder how long that belt will last. When it does break will you still be able to buy a replacement years down the road?
at 5:30 AM
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Made some new stuff for objectfetish.com (black coffee stains and cinder blocks)and I got my ponoko order (online laser cutting service). Not too shabby. Kind of smelly (burnt orange felt). I have to say that the pieces are incredibly accurate. I wasn't really expecting that. I will have to assemble them and post some more photos later. I also tried some experimentation with electroforming over some 3D prints. I am not sure how I like them though. My whole plan was electroforming them and then having them gold plated. I like the idea of having a gold version of these things. I don't know why.
at 6:13 AM