Here are some of the ways I personally like to use black iron gas pipe for custom clothing racks. Extra piping and embellishments can drive up this cost and translate as steam punk; which for me is just another reason to keep the design simple.
The styling of this pleather backpack is meant to be minimal, while having enough storage room to keep it functional. The bag strap is centered around the back of the neck creating the appearance of a holster from front view, and a satchel when viewed from behind.
A simple minimalist coffee table I made with Pablo Munoz - more of his work [HERE]. I think we were both aiming to create something clean and modern. The geometry of the parquet provides some movement while it's relative-simple construction speak to the minimalism of the design over all.
I've been so lucky over the years to have met so many talented artists. One such artist, photographer, and dear friend Sierra Nallo stands apart. If you haven't seen her amazing body of work, please check it out [HERE].
My first projects were a parquet table and a pallet platform bed. I did it all with extremely limited tools in my backyard of the time. I loved the result and have been doing this since, slowly getting better at this whole custom build wood work thing..
Extremely humbled to have been chosen by the Toronto Star for a feature. I was contacted about a month ago regarding the space I've created and the work I do. Check out the article [HERE].
I've always loved parquet flooring since I was a child. For me it speaks to an lush a luxurious type of flooring, one that you can gleam involves a lot of time and craftsmanship. I began in 2012 with my first Parquet Table top, and have loved the effect
On leaving, the Rev. Master gifted me two wooden cards carrying hand-stamped Buddhist effigies. One day, years later, I opened an old journal and found these two cards.
2000~ sq ft dual zoned industrial hard loft, and I could live there - with proper zoning and landlord consent. A truly rare opportunity in a world of high rises and in-affordable rent. The price was very reasonable for the size, making me wonder whether it was a hoax or a death trap. This is my loft renovation story.
Here I explore the versatility of parquet, beyond flooring to things like tables and now ornamental fixtures/wall panels like this one.
I sat adjacent to Constantine Tohme at a large wood table in his open concept live/work studio. As we settled in and exchanged introductions, I scanned his apartment - gazing at the various pieces of furniture, lighting, and art objects that seem to pull me in with an unapologetic magnetism.
Via some much appreciated friends with questionable hobby's and professions I was able to salvage a variety of spent bullets. I've repurposed these bullets as jewelry pieces - making whistle, snuff, and scry pendants.
Making use of multiple casting forms has allowed me to cut the weight of these conventionally heavy tables by more than half.