This is going to be the last post on this blog. All entries going forward will be posted on the blog portion of my website:
Thank you for reading over the last few years.
I look forward to sharing more stuff in the next phase!
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Saturday, January 11, 2014
This bracelet I have from Giles and Brother is one of two things I own that I truly care about. The second round of leather finally broke- not too bad considering I wear it on construction sites and in the shop 7 days a week- and I had to replace it. Every time I take it off to look at or work on it, I think about all the stuff I've made and learned since it's been on my wrist- and I'm grateful.
Why You Should Know Terry Richardson's Latest Subject, Jim Walrod BY ANDREW LASANE If you follow Terry Richardson's Tumblr blog, you may have noticed these photos of a man who is not really a celebrity and is clearly not a supermodel, posing with a Captain America shield and standing outside of a massage parlor and wondered who he is and why he would be with the famed photographer. Jim Walrod is a prominent figure in the design world, but as this interesting New York Times article from 2002 explains, he's not really a designer, nor is he an interior decorator or an architect. While his job description may be complicated and undefinable, Walrod's influence and knowledge is vast and his contacts list is beyond impressive. Walrod has been called everything from design guru, to cultural historian, to a "furniture pimp" by Mike D of the Beastie Boys. His website describes him as a "self-trained interior designer," but his resumé goes much deeper than that. André Balazs' The Standard Downtown, Crunch Fitness Gyms, Caulfield's Restaurant in Beverly Hills, the United Colors of Benetton concept store, Hester Diamond (Mike D's mom)'s penthouse in Manhattan, and tons of other upscale restaurants and private residence designs have involved Walrod in some way or another. The "walking encyclopedia" is regarded as one of the most important invisible people in the industry, so you should probably get familiar. Jimwalrod.net is a good place to start. from: http://www.complex.com/art-design/2014/01/why-you-should-know-terry-richardsons-latest-subject-jim-walrod from: Terry's Diary on Tumblr
Sunday, January 5, 2014
I was thinking about old men in English countrysides eating soft boiled eggs, wiping the runny yolk on linen napkins, discarding it like it was nothing. Then I thought about egg cups, these precious bowls we put the delicate eggs in. And I realized that infatuation is just like an egg cup- it's beautiful and ornate, but holds something that is ultimately unfulfilling. I made this out of wood on the lathe, plunger, pin wheel, paint, epoxy, stain. I hope you like it.
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
I have been thinking about Attachment. How we want to take relationships and affections, plant them in a pot on our sills, box them up and keep them. My mind wants to mark each one as "good" or "bad" keeping these determinations in their pots, and leaving them there. But that's not the truth. Attachment is pine, an industrial sprinkler cover, and a pinwheel. I hope you like it.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
I just finished a series of Corsages I wanted to share with you. I had been thinking about Prom. How proms are full of corsages and forced intimacy. We all wear the same corsages and boutonnieres. We all get dressed up and yet we all have the requisite horror story that comes along with it. Then, I realized that prom is exactly like everything else. We get spruced up, our mom's take photos, and then we get sent out into the night pregnant with expectation and excitement and usually we end up nowhere how we thought or anticipated. So, the corsages are pinwheel monochromes mounted on stained wood, noting our repeated / similar experiences- each with its own story. Corsage 1: (RED)Lost virginity Corsage 2: (Green)Backseat '88 Volvo Station Wagon Corsage 3: (Yellow)Passed Out in the Yard Corsage 4: (Blue)Slept with Someone Else PROM:Group Corsage 5: Drunk Chaperone