Fantastic Video. Worth a watch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpZ2lahHzL4&feature=youtu.be A little experiment with the unexpected. Blu-Dot releases a few of their chairs into the wilderness of NYC streets and documents the reactions.
Our continuing work with lath. We love this stuff! Raid your dumpsters! Designs for a bar – yes, a psychedelic bar – are in the works.
Im a little tired of all these overly complicated desk lamps with bendy arms, swivels and springs. They’re often awkward and noisy. Unless you handcrafting jewelry or tweaking your collection of “micro machines”, the ability to pinpoint the direction of your desk lamp is just not necessary. Our latest answer to desktop lighting is this [...]
We love this magazine. Now if it just weren’t so fucking hard to get. Check it out at www.apartamentomagazine.com You can order it from the Netherlands. It’s worth it. wacky interior spaces… and naked people too…. what more could you ask for?
I was inspired by these black walnuts I saw at the farmers market. We have begun some tests using them glued-together as a material for furniture. I think it will work! We should have some results soon.
This is from the ‘about’ page of the website of Commute Home. You’re speaking for all of us, Hamid. Thank you.
This is one of our new designs that we are most excited about. Instead of the usual pulls, each drawer opens with the push of a button. The mechanical parts inside are all solid wood and operate on a system of levers and pivot points. The casework is all solid white oak and the draw [...]
We had a very successful weekend at the IDS11 show. We distributed about 1500 cards and spoke to hundreds of people who were very interested in our work. I think we were the talk of the Studio North section and, really, every piece in our booth received about equal attention. We have had quite a [...]
We built a set of three of these for a client. They can be arranged any which way, and in any number, to form an organic surface. The client combined grey glass and walnut for the tops.
A seating and sculptural project we recently completed for the lobby of a new condo building downtown. The stump was glued up from hundreds of pieces of poplar, carved, and finished in gold leaf.
A pile of lath we just collected for another Lath Coffee Table. It was out in the rain so we had to dry it in the workshop hallway. The table will be ready for the Toronto Interior Design Show in February.
Jeremy just finished a new hanging lamp prototype. We’re working on fitting the bulbs and the hardware.
This is a dining table done for Hannah, a regular Toronto client of ours. She loved the look of the popular Clara walnut slab dining tables being made by a few companies in the States but didn’t like the idea of cutting such a rare and stately tree. We made this table for her from [...]
This coffee table is made from lath pulled from the walls of old houses. Essentially, trash. We love something made from nothing!
This dresser of ours was recently published in another blog, “THE MARION HOUSE BOOK”, a really well put together blog perfect for any design conscious home owner, looking for ideas and inspiration for unique and personal living spaces. The dresser boasts a drawer collection of varying sizes, creating interest on the dresser front, while showcasing [...]
I just completed a new wood block sculpture last week. They are made all from scraps and cut-offs from our furniture projects. These sculptures are a long time in coming so it is nice to finally see it complete. This one is 5′ x 5′ square and about 3″ deep. I haven’t counted but there [...]
Here we go… our first post. After a year of procrastination our blog is active. The intention is to maintain a dynamic archive of ideas and inspiration relating to our work. What better image to use in this first post, than the wooden key. After a visit to the apple store looking for a replacement [...]