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- 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.
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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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.
Handmade- Work Bench Recently Stevie and I redid our studio space, upstairs. Built a new work bench for her from a small old dresser from Michigan along with some old metal legs. Had to strip, sand and stain the dresser. The light color wood after sanding was lighter than we hoped, so we stained it a dark brown. The outcome I’d say is pretty unique.
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- 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)
Art Direction/Web Design- Groupon Getaways Deal Page
Groupon partnered with Expedia. Working within a new page format inside the existing site structure. Adding value to deals with writeups and reviews.
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!