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.
Images from a recent custom job, in which the client wanted six walnut chairs to go with our NB Table.
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 – 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 …
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 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 →
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 →
Good grief… I’m a hard-nosed hairy-arsed lumberjack and this (dare I say it) is just absolutely adorable! I don’t think I’ve ever used that word before… I probably won’t ever again!”. The cutest collection of books I’ve ever seen. They take the reader back to a simpler time, when children were allowed to roam free, parents trusted their neighbours and animals smiled! These children’s books are are fun and and irresistible, with images you could simply melt into. It is a collection of books that illustrate a time of innocence and... Read The Rest →
A friend of mine recently sent me some pictures of his tool making projects and I was so impressed with the whole operation that I couldn’t resist the urge to blog the images to share with others. I hope you enjoy his process as much as I have. Here are some photos of the processes that I go through in order to make some incredibly high quality tool blades. In essence these are kits that allow the blokes to get quality tool steel item i.e. M2 HSS at a competive... Read The Rest →
Very excited to be featured in Belle twice in the early stages of 2013, and even more excited about the progression of Noddy Boffin this year. 1) What early influences led to your pursuit of a career in design? My interest in being creative and making things was apparent in the early stages of high school and this was evident in my grades with both Art and Design Technology. It was only while studying at the ANU Art School in Canberra, that I realised that I wanted to manufacture unique... Read The Rest →