Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Open/Closed signs

Well, long time no post! June has been a fantastically busy month for us, we have been working on a number of great projects and meeting so many great new clients. Unfortunately all this busy-ness means the blog slips down the list of priorities.

Here a small project that I made today, once again something for our very good friends in the Irish Design Shop. They wanted a sign for the door of their RHA shop, something to announce their presence, and something that would allow them to say "back in 5 mins" without having to stick a hand-written note to the door.

I had intended to do it in acrylic but made the sample in greyboard for cost/recycleablity issues. Well, the greyboard ended up looking great and the girls agreed. I also ended up making two, one for each shop, here they are.

Keep an eye out for them next time you are in town

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wood Engraving Projects

The theme of today's post is all about engraving wood. 
It is great working with a natural product like wood. The results are always different but always distinctive. 

The boats are by Niel Willis at Kiln Dried Hardwood.
Below are parts to make stools by Mint

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Amazon Kindle Engraving

We don't want to let apple products have all the fun. Here is the Amazon Kidle engraved. Unlike and iPod/iPad the Kindle has a rubbery matt plastic back. When you laser it you get a nice light grey colour underneath.  Looks really nice. 

These are formally broken Kindles that are being repurposed as little pieces of art. For more info check out recyclism

Monday, June 11, 2012

Business Card Samples

Long time no blog post.
We've been super busy around here since the start of Summer, no complaints. Just a quick glimpse of what I was up to this afternoon, making a few business card samples.

Laser cut business cards have been tried many times over the years. They are notoriously difficult to get right. The either become prohibitively expensive, to flimsy or just right. These are just samples for now, but I think I am off to a good start.