Category Archives: custom furniture

Interior design trend alert: the art of chinoiserie and japanning

The art of Chinoiserie (meaning chinese-esque in french) is re-appearing as an interior design trend for 2015. In and out of popularity since it was first introduced to western Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries, it is often found … Continue reading

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Tools of the trade for custom hardware

While we agree that the most important tools for any creative profession is the brain, the imagination and the hands, there are other man-made tools that do make the job easier and add those all-important details that can turn a … Continue reading

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Iris has a new friend- Part 4 and final reveal

Whew!  As you can tell from the previous posts, this is a time consuming project that requires quite a bit of detail to get it just right. When we last left you Martin had begun the process of carving the … Continue reading

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Iris has a new friend-part 3 rough carving

The next step in this journey of the heart is the rough carving.  You can bring yourself up to date and review steps 1 and 2 by clicking here. Martin will typically draw bold lines on the surface of the … Continue reading

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Iris has a new friend Part 2-gluing

We last left you with the beginnings of a sculpture of our dog, Iris’, head.  We shared the process of sketching an idea, deciding on a wood type and tracing the pattern onto the wood. The next step is the … Continue reading

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Design inspiration from Mother Nature

Mother Nature has certainly given us all a lesson with this year’s extraordinary weather throughout the world.  Unprecedented snowstorms and below freezing temperatures have hit the eastern portion of the United States while unseasonably warm weather has wreaked havoc with … Continue reading

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Limited edition tallboy at home

We recently wrote about how to choose between a custom or ready made piece of artwork or furniture.  We shared with you a bespoke version of our Ascot Tallboy designed for a client who wished to display and store their … Continue reading

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