Archive for December, 2010

More on “magic”

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

A.J.’s last post got me thinking about various projects I have done over the years that have seemed like there was “magic” involved. The thing is I actually believe that magic is real. (more…)

End of a long year

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

When I was a kid and my dad wanted me to clean my room, I’d say, ‘I will,’ and he would say, ‘Yeah, when? In 2010?’ (more…)

The rules of time and stuff

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Human nature dictates that we acquire stuff. For some, it’s books or real estate. But for people like us who make things, it’s tools, jars of nuts and bolts, rolls of wire, and stacks of wood. (more…)

Classic designs

Monday, December 6th, 2010

There is a reason classic forms are “classic.” They are based on ergonomics and human scale. The basis for this concept is the human form as expressed in the famous drawings of daVinci. (more…)

Creative use of materials

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

For the last 20 years, we have been seeing more and more materials become scant or disappear completely from the market place. Woods we have long taken for granted and bought relatively cheaply have gradually become harder to get and much more costly. (more…)