I always found the idea of creating a speaker box out of an old suitcase intriguing. Decided one night to break out the Dremel, cut some holes into a 1940s Starline suitcase Stevie got me as a gift, then tore apart one of her old bulky Sony speakers to reuse the parts (Luckily she wasn’t attached to the speakers).
This is what the outcome came to be! Looks dope, and sounds great! My next project is to make a matching set with the other speaker box.
Handmade- Suitcase Speakers Found some time last night to finish up my very own suitcase speaker set. Took some old speaker towers, broke it down/apart, redid all the wiring and installed them into these vintage Starline suitcases.
Hello Wars They couldn’t come from more opposite worlds. The cutesy glit-and-glam of the ultra-girly universe of Hello Kitty and the science-fictiony universe of Star Wars. I designed a series of mash-up characters combining the two cultural icons.
Handmade- Door Table with Inlet Whisky Ginger showcased it’s first 2nd Friday event. Couple days before, I realized we didn’t have a main table to use. So I built one out a random door and some reclaimed old growth wood. Added my own personal touch of creating an inlet area for a storage compartment within one of the door panels.
Art Direction/Web Design- A Road Less Traveled Had the pleasure to work with UniGlory Studio and Telegraphics Inc on a portion of this redesign project for A Road Less Traveled. Which recently was a winner of the GDUSA 2011 American Web Design Awards.
Handmade- Barn Door Been starting to work with my hands again. Feels good to step away from the computer for a bit to build something the old fashioned way. This was the start of our storefront barn door.
Renegade Chicago Has been a busy time of the year again getting ready for the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago with my Hello Wars line. The show was a huge hit! Couldn’t have asked for better weather and fans of the line stopping by!
Handmade- Book Shelf After sketching and mocking everything out, I had purchased some piping. Screwed the mounts to the wall and attached the piping to the mounts. Added some “u” pipe clamps to the ladder itself so it can easily slide onto the mounted pipes attached to the wall. This braces the ladder for a secure support. Then cut to size a piece of wood for the bottom half. The wood closes the open gap on the bottom half, as well as adds support against the wall and gives the books something to rest on. (BUY IT)
Photography- India Had the pleasure of experiencing India this past year with some great friends. You basically run throw all emotions. I loved it and hated it. Def a life changing experience. I went nuts tho and finally finished editing all 200+ photos.
Hand Painted Halloween 2010. I had spent about 2-3 hours on the makeup, with help from my girl. $12 on a 3-piece thrift store light blue suit. I was a cross of a zombie and some skull character. photo by: @ishootRockstars
My First Renegade Just had my first attendance at the Renegade Craft Fair this past weekend for my Hello Wars. Turned out way better than I thought it would! Big big thanks to Tru.che for letting me share the booth this year!
Illustration - tastebud
Over the last few weeks I’ve been working on a series of animal illustrations for a new game app www.tastebud.co. Meet the “preppy / red panda” and the “surfer / penguin”. View work in progress.
Handmade- Series of Plugins
Decided to expand the series of gas lantern > electrical plugin lamps. Converted these 3 beauts. This time around was a much cleaner job, and much cooler looking I might add. Each running on a Thomas Edison style lightbulb for you old timers into the early 1900s look. You can find these soon at Whisky Ginger.
Handmade- Plugin “Gas” Lantern
Came across a few more gas lanterns. Ended up removing the gas tank in this one, wired the electrical through the bottom. Shining a Thomas Edison style lightbulb adds a nice final touch.
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