Monday, July 23, 2012

work in progress

I am sorry that there haven't been more substantive posts on here over the last few weeks - we have just been so busy!

Today was a very productive day, we have a few interns in helping me while Mike is away and they are proving to be exceptionally useful, enthusiastic and talented.

On my way out of the studio I grabbed a few quick shots of the 3 projects we are working on today each one pretty diverse and fun to make.

Below you can see jewellery display boxes for Fado, greeting card display stands for Designist and a microphone flag for Venue One.

Tomorrow brings even more work - signage, badges, design work and illustration.... happy days!

Oh and incase you are wondering - yes, we do have a never-ending supply of cutting mats.

Monday, July 9, 2012

acrylic pigeon houses

Just a little preview of something i have been messing around with today - the pigeon house from the cards/prints cut out of red acrylic - I'm not sure what it is for yet, but I like it.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Mini Maker Faire Lanyards

In just over a week on July 14th we will be taking part in the very first Dublin Mini Maker Faire.

On the day we will be there demoing the laser and producing fun things for members of the public to make. Before hand we have made some lanyard badges for the participants and organizers.

We made a short video today demonstrating the process involved in making the lanyards.


Claddagh Rings

Following on from the success of our valentines rings in February, our pals at Designist suggested we come up with a design for Claddagh Rings. 

They are made out of lasercut alderwood with a green foil heart on one side and red on the other. 

Monday, July 2, 2012


I can't believe that I have owned a laser for 10 months and it had never occurred to me to put food in it before today. So in a grand act of procrastination Mike and I dropped what we were doing and placed some Buttons on the bed.

We got some interested results. The area around the engraving gets very melty so if you accidentally touch it (while picking it up from the laser for example) you get a gooey mess.

The one with the deepest engraving smelled pretty rank when coming off the machine, like burnt chocolate I suppose...

I haven't tasted any of the yet, I know we have only cut them with a clean beam of light energy - but I don't quite trust them.....


Oh No! In preparation for the Mini-Maker Faire in Dublin we have created an army of destructive Paper Robots!
What have we unleashed upon this city!?