I was very honored to get a call from Art Alliance Austin a few weeks back about designing their awards based off of my vase design. It was the largest series I’ve done to date with 28 grain matched and resin matched units. They are all solid cherry with a teal resin inlay. Thanks to Amanda Michelle of Curare Sweets jewelry for helping to laser etch the names and logo on such short notice. The etching was then filled with the teal resin to match the line work.
Finished and hung our first ever piece of signage. Really pleased with the results. Thanks to Nina Gordon and Ben Brandt for the wood block print inspiration. The location of this fine establishment is on 6th just west of I-35. Its very cozy and the Ramen is great. Oh and it has some SWEET chopstick and napkin holders.
My first custom install of 2013. I have to admit this is almost a little too modern and minimalist even for me but pulling off the glass as well as we did was quite satisfying and looks really dramatic. The shadow lines, light rays and rainbows coming off of it in the late afternoon sun were pretty incredible. For all the images check the gallery page.
I’m kind of bonkers for these new planters. Can you believe I made them from old funky wood that someone thru in the street because they thought it was garbage!?! Talk about one man’s trash …. My planer knives did hate me for the nails i wasn’t able to avoid though I tried. Due to the shorter width of the material I had to glue up sections which gives the end grain pattern more of a patch work blanket quality than we usually see in the planters. Love it.
We finally delivered the last custom commission design of the year before kicking it into high gear for the holiday sales season. The island is modular so we could easily deliver it up to the 30th floor of the W. The top and outer sides are 1/8″ hot rolled plate steel and the interior and center stripe are black walnut. The beveled edge with reveal is my favorite aspect of the design along with the center line and how it breaks thru the side wall only an 1/8″.
We built a drying room at the studio to create a dust free, insulated, ventilated and dehumidified area for all our hand rubbed oil finishes. This is huge for us and we love it. I have been wanting this for a while and our big flash sale on Fab.com was the perfect excuse to get it done.
Dropped by the store this afternoon to visit Nina and drop off some new work.
I was in my shop earlier this week and it struck me just how many different projects are often going on at once. I thought it might make a good blog post so here goes. Here are 6 different projects big and small, at one stage or another currently asking for my attention in the shop. I’m sure I could find more if I tried.