Tuesday, September 27, 2011
i have seen some non traditional material projects recently that left me cringing. luckily this wasn't one of them. i am actually really happy with this piece. Built entirely out of aspenite and mounted directly to the wall, the rough look and texture gives a great contrast to the sleek modern furniture and the television. stay tuned for the floating mantle made from the same material. much like The Dude's rug, i plan on really pulling the room together.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
i stumbled across this website in my journey around the interwebs and now i check it all the time. really awesome designs and most of it looks highly functional too. do yourself a favor and take a look. if you are anything like me you will be hooked in no time.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
wooden sunglasses. i think i am going to have to try to duplicate this idea. if you cant wait for me to get into it you can shop around and purchase them at http://shop.shwoodshop.com/PhotoGallery.asp?ProductCode=can_eir
Monday, October 18, 2010
55 tons of steel ribbon put together in a wave-like aesthetic is supposed to encourage movement between the first and second floor of this retail space in manhattan. every time i start to stare at it i feel like i need a dramamine. that being said... i still cant stop starring.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
all i want from you right now is to look at this and really think about the fact that this is made out of CARDBOARD. seriously.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
i started this months ago with a sharpie and tonight i finally got around to filling it in. i love the idea of putting something directly on the wall. it is so much more permanent than framed canvas in that it becomes part of the structure, but it is also very temporary since i rent. i guess the lesson here is enjoy what you have while you've got it. or maybe the lesson is that sean likes owls. either way i am really happy with the way it is coming together.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
everyone looks at me like i am crazy when i tell them about this, but welcome to my latest obsession: cardboard furniture. truth be told, ever since i stumbled upon a picture of architect frank gehry's college project "wavy chair" i have been totally enthralled by the idea of using cardboard to create something functional and usable that isn't a box. put aside the fact that cardboard is a green material that can be recycled and reused. forget the fact that it is so easy to get your hands on and many times free. never mind the fact that i love using alternate materials when i am designing and building something. cardboard furniture can be very comfortable, functional, and look really cool.
for more cardboard furniture, check out these links: