Saturday, January 18, 2014

Moving Day

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 11, 2014

Giles and Brother Home Repair

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.

Jim Walrod in Complex Magazine

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. is a good place to start. from: from: Terry's Diary on Tumblr

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Walking Wounded: Egg Cup Infatuation

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.