Wednesday, December 19, 2007

birds and brachiosauruses

More birds finished today. Made-to-order birds to be exact.
And, the first dinosaur!

Monday, December 17, 2007

2d + 3d = 5d?

Finally, the prototype of my flat-pack lamp is finished! (I apologize for my old-timey-looking photos)
Here are all of the parts. Close your eyes and imagine that they just came in the mail in a box.

I'm still making some adjustments so that it can't be put together incorrectly. Still, sadly, I think I'll need to include instructions.
Here is the skeleton, all put together.

Then, the nylon tube is stretched over the skeleton. (This part still needs some work.. I have to hold the frame with my knees and fight with the nylon to get it on. So, I'm thinking maybe a zipper? Zippers on lampshades seem odd, though. Buttons have been ruled out already.)

Ta da!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

building birds, not bridges

My mom has ordered 10 hanging wooden birds from me for Christmas presents and I have a custom order for 3 more, so I've been doing a lot of bird-making.

I'm just going to have to make a giant one soon... I'm thinking at least a 2 foot wingspan. Oh yeah.

Monday, December 10, 2007

holy cacti

My friend's mom contacted me to make two Christmas presents for her daughters. I finished them today:
They are my usual CACTI, but with holes drilled so that earring posts can pass through.

Friday, December 7, 2007

a matter of scale

I love quarter-scale furniture models scattered around full-scale things.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007


Thanks so much to Patricia at Crafty Synergy for interviewing me! Crafty Synergy is a "collection of interviews with inspiring artists".

Monday, December 3, 2007

lamp geometry

I've been making slow progress on my flat-pack lamp project. Within a few days I should have a working prototype.