A collection of sleeping nooks, because fall is coming and cuddling down is about to be back in style.
This idea took root a couple of years back, or at least longer ago than I can pin point. There was a pollination of sorts happening due to a run in with a neon plexiglass tray and a fascination with building Tinysaurs. I pictured the offspring of this chance meeting as an ethereally glowing skeleton, the essence of organic structure rendered in synthetic light. The genius of it all tickled my fancy just so. I told a friend who was in fits with the blues and it made him grin from ear to ear.
In the nacent stages there was a brief bout with an architect whose CAD skills could not be denied. Lack of vision and appreciation for the whimsical brought the project to a lackluster halt. Another attempt was made, as I enlisting the services of a talented programmer. This time the motivation was high, bolstered by amusement, though quickly turned sour when our first prototype could not stand up. (pic 1).
After fiddling with the prototype #1 for a bit (pic 2) I came to the conclusion that if I wanted to see this project to completion I was going to have to do buckle down and get workin'. I commenced the process of painstakingly outlining the individual pieces of bone as vector images, sourcing laser cutting services, and commissioning precisely measured notch samples (pic 3). After months of niggling and jiggling and being as patient as can be, Jobaria was finally born on May 23, 2012.
At 12oz. and 18" from nose to tail she exceeds my expectations in every way possible. May your amusement, dear reader, be a fraction of mine.
It's been about a brazillion years since I last posted and I've got a LOT to share. Now that I have a little time, I hope to do so consistently and thoroughly so nothing gets lost in the shuffle.
Here's the run down since I was regularly posting last: six months ago I went from forecasting trends in color for Pantone and WGSN to doing marketing and photography for a local modern furniture store on the East End of Long Island. In January I decided to apply to a Master's program at RISD in Interior Architecture, and, low and behold, I got in! The past two months has been spent in Providence taking a preliminary summer course in the Intar department, building to speed on all things spacial. Even though it's been a severely intense experience (architortureschooltumbr) I am thrilled to be immersed in this field and am loving the challenge of thinking in new and glorious (x, y, AND z) ways.
So, you dear reader, will be privy to a whole new world of design, mainly that of buildings, most specifically barns, and all sorts of strange modular experimentations. Before we get there though, I must share my not so recent sojourn to the ICFF and the most delightful, sincere, and desirable selections from the exhibition, IMO.
Down home precision / Saturated primaries / Elegant modernity a.k.a. the Jetsons with taste.
|Herman Miller, Nelson Swag Leg Chair / Dunn Studios, Corlis Chair|
Takahiro Yagi, Kaikado Co., LTD
|Trevor Duncan, Pencil Works / Wilson and Benn, Wedges|
|Roros Tweed, Wool Blankets / Yinka Ilori, Chair and Stool|