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Denfair 2016 – Handkrafted & Associated Makers.

I was fortunate to be included in the 2016 Handkrafted showcase, at this years (2016) Denfair. Accompanying me where six other talented makers, representing their own respective brands, workshops and products. All the participants in the stand shared common principles of making, which was reflected in a very high quality of workmanship throughout. See images below of each makers work and be sure to follow the links provided, to find out more about each individual designer / maker and their furniture making practice. Handkrafted Apparentt Bern Chandley  Auld Design Sawdust Bureau... Read The Rest →

Figured Maple Skateboard Deck – RMIT INTERIOR DESIGN GRADUATE EXHIBITION DONATION

We were recently approached by the ‘RMIT School of Architecture and Design’ to donate a piece for a student run auction, to help raise funds for this years graduating class of Interior Designers to organise and host an exhibition. “INDEX is the graduate show of unique work from a group of individuals each pursuing their own design trajectory, offering insight into contemporary concerns and ideas generated through a range of projects related to the practice of Interior Design. The final year of the program is a self-directed investigation and INDEX... Read The Rest →

Jarrah Stool – Introduction to Woodworking

This stool combines a range of skills practiced in exercises leading up to this one project, including; hand cut mortise and tenon, lap joinery, widening joint and shaping and tapering using a range of techniques. It is simple, but makes and excellent educational tool. For more information on these stools and learning to make furniture check out Handsome & Co. Share → Tweet

Custom Pressed Back – Cafe Chairs

These are contemporary pressed back chairs (made in 2014), but wait, what’s a pressed back chair?  “…In the very late 1800s along came a process that could produce elaborate designs on chair parts for a cost of next to nothing. It even had a lot of people thinking it was hand carved. The process? The steel die stamp. A design with sharp edges was etched into a metal plate. That plate was mounted on a roller and under great pressure was passed over a waiting chair crest rail that had... 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. Share → Tweet

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 →

The Cup Project

‘The cup project’ is a youth, not-for-profit, initiative publishing young emerging Australian artist profiles + works on takeaway coffee cups. The project’s co-ordinator, Amy Craig, says: the project will promote awareness and recognition of young artists, and their amazing work, within the Melbourne community …. seeing the fantastic work of young artists – its wonderful and inspiring. Melbourne coffee culture is going to love the artworks too!
 See more here – The Cup Project  and Australian Business Art Foundation.   Thanks to an innovative partnership, Melbourne coffee lovers have been introduced to the vibrant... Read The Rest →

Joshua Phillips – Designer / Maker / Circus Performer

In a recent Noddy Boffin photo shoot, I was fortunate to have the acrobatic services of Joshua Phillips to stand in, or more appropriately handstand in, as model for a new series of bench seats. Not only is Josh a circus performer who has completed a diploma of circus arts in New Zealand and trained at the National Institute of Circus Arts, he is also an enthusiastic and talented product designer and maker, operating out of his studio in Melbourne. Josh studied at the Australian National University School of Art in... Read The Rest →

Sabbatical Cabinet

Sabbatical: Sabbatical or a sabbatical (from Latin sabbaticus, from Greek sabbatikos, from Hebrew shabbat, i.e., Sabbath, literally a “ceasing”) is a rest from work, or a hiatus…. The concept of sabbatical has a source in shmita, described several places in the Bible (Leviticus 25, for example, where there is a commandment to desist from working the fields in the seventh year). In the strict sense, therefore, sabbatical lasts a year. WIKIPEDIA I am quite fortunate to have parents who live and work on a farm in central NSW. Second to... Read The Rest →

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