Published on February 26, 2009
Steve and I worked all day yesterday on a new business card design for TA&D. But in the end we could not agree on just one, so we decided to make three! It will be fun to mix them up in a stack so that different ones appear as the top one is taken.
From a design standpoint they are almost identical, with a strong identity throughout. But making three allowed us to use different colors and images without the layout becoming cluttered. And they are all identical on the reverse where the contact info is.
We have our first antique show of…READ MORE
Published on February 23, 2009
I love bakelite, even if it is not worth what it used to be. It has wonderful qualities that are unlike other vintage plastics. Bakelite colors tend to be rich and saturated, it was intricately carved and worked, and it has a nice weight in the hand. I am attracted to it whenever I see it, especially in its more unusual forms.
I currently have a pin in my etsy shop that is different than any I have seen. It is the carved face of a man or a troll or a dwarf…I don’t know. He always makes me think…READ MORE
Published on February 3, 2009
Hurricane Lamp traditionally means an oil lamp with a glass chimney, which protects the flame in the wind. But truthfully, hurricane-force winds would just blow the whole lamp over. Not THIS lamp, however.
This is the latest of Steven’s original SAE Lighting lamps to appear, and it makes a statement. I asked him to describe the object that it is made from and he said, “It’s a machine part, I think. I don’t know. It’s really heavy.” Not particularly helpful.
But accurate – it’s really heavy. And I am sure it was part of something, at some time. It is…READ MORE