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Designer / Maker Conundrum

Entrepreneurship is jumping off a cliff and assembling a plane on the way down. I’m a designer/maker, I produce slowly and with the highest of quality, I am an entrepreneur with a passion for the tangible and I am first and foremost a craftsman. I am sure of these things… but I’m NOT sure where I fit in. I have been pondering this quite a bit of late and the big question is; do I want my output to be bigger than it currently is, and do I want to... Read The Rest →

Lawn Chair

I was quite excited at the prospect of being able to develop a chair design.My visual concept was to carry traditional indoor elegance outside through the appropriation of three different styles of seat. Chesterfield, wingback and Queen Anne. My piece is quite recognisable incorporation of these styles. The object has also been enlarged by roughly 10% as outdoor furniture can be dwarfed by the abundance of space. The chairs practical duty is to retain a bed of lawn as its seat area. My concept for this is “to make sitting... Read The Rest →

Milking Stool

“All the really good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow” – Grant Wood. The stool is simple, however boasts a unique image through the contrasted tones of cork and ply, with the addition of a smart strip of bright stainless steel that belts the whole thing together like a ribbon. The design, while incorporating an industrial element of steel strapping typically used in packaging and transport industries for its function, now heralds its attractive and simple nature as a decorative addition, while still... Read The Rest →

Scout Hall Table

Problem: Since the advent of the Internet, the concept of community has less geographical limitation, as people can now gather virtually in an online community and share common interests regardless of physical location. Prior to the internet, virtual communities (like social or academic organizations) were far more limited by the constraints of available communication and transportation technologies (wikipedia). Solution: Organise a gathering. Scout Hall Table, 3 meters x 750mm x 750mm.

NB Table – Walnut

Many species of walnut exist throughout the world, but the most common species in North America is Black Walnut. The tree grows abundantly across the continent, but doesn’t yield as much wood as other larger species, such as oak and maple. Black Walnut’s favorable working characteristics and rich color make it one of the most valued domestic lumbers. The heartwood of the tree ranges from dark tan to a deep chocolate brown, sometimes with streaks of purple and green hues. The sapwood is a very pale yellow, and can add... Read The Rest →

Elliot Gorham – MX Career One

Elliot Gorham – Noddy Boffin + Handsome & Co  featured in the career one section of MX. ‘Carving a career in wood’ from a teenager who had a knack for woodwork, to a designer who pushes creative boundaries. Elliot Gorham is putting his stamp on furniture design, one unique concept at a time …

Handsome & Co – Melbourne school of fine woodworking and furniture design

WHO ARE WE: Handsome & Co is a Melbourne school of fine woodworking and furniture design. We host evening classes to instruct fine woodworking skills to adult students attending evening woodworking courses. Dedicated to instructing and fostering an enthusiasm for woodworking, Handsome and Co is a school specifically for traditional and modern woodworking techniques, with one important underlining principle; to instruct and demonstrate the methods of achieving the highest quality in both the design and manufacture in timber products. Our tutors are professional designer/makers; each brings a wealth of extensive... Read The Rest →

Handsome & Co – Melbourne School for Woodworking and Design

Handsome & Co is a school for furniture design. Providing skills and business training for artists and designers, in a two-year residency and fine woodworking skills to adult students attending evening woodworking courses. Dedicated to instructing and fostering an enthusiasm for woodworking, Handsome and Co is a school for traditional and modern woodworking techniques, with one important underlining principle; to instruct and demonstrate the methods of achieving the highest quality in both the design and manufacture in timber products. Handsome & Co offers courses in fine furniture making for everyone... Read The Rest →

Hipster Essentials – Michael Gordon Hill

The following article is taken from Michael Gordon Hill’s blog. Hipster Essentials I’ve shot a little still life called Hipster Essentials and I’m reviewing/highlighting the products that feature in the shoot. Some are made and designed locally, some are classic designs and some are popular items from the big players. Noddy Boffin Plywood Milk Crates: I’ll start of with my favorite! These plywood milk crates are laser cut from marine ply leaving very clean and accurately cut shapes in the ply. This is great design, materials and techniques coming together... Read The Rest →

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