Sunday, May 31, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
I got me a sweet email from Oscar over at the Behance Network saying that my pendant lamp is on their Industrial Design Served site they developed, "to further showcase the best projects in the Behance Network, within specific industries." Hi there. Chad Kelly- Industrial Designer. Anyway, my lamp is easin' its way down the list as fellow industrial designers git recognized.
In some much needed nonlamp news, Julie and I picked up these swank new chairs for our bare front porch.
We went to Ikea to get some sweet solar lights for the new landscaping but they are sold out and don't show signs of getting any in, SOOOOOOO... in order to not lose my mind for driving way out there on mother's day for not, we hit the "As Is" section, and saw these Ostero Chairs that appeared too good lookin to be there. We asked, "what the hay with these chairs?" and were told they were floor models and are marked down 30%.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Baldy's been busy with the post Lamp Party blues by doing mad mad rehearsing for Julie's 9th Annual Lip Sync/Karaoke B Day party. More difficult with a baby to rehearse, but it's still gittin done. This sync Julie and I did in our old house. Nows a days, we have to do it outside... 30% chance of rain on sat nite. Ergh. The sound and video on this thing USED to be outta sync, but I guess You Tube got their act together, and did us a solid.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Le Pad now:
Been trying to fix this landscaping nightmare before the neighbors call the Yard Patrol on my ass. We don't have a legit Yard Patrol, but I could be shamed to death with neighborly dagger stares. Tossing around the idea of making two concrete planter boxes to go on either side of that sidewalk in the front there. MAY be too large of an undertaking? We'll see.
Here's one side of the front landscaping. The only thing left standing from the days of yore is the agave plant, and a smattering of rogue weeds. Did you check out that solar panel? If not, do so now... it powers the fountain inside that pot. This should look better once the boys start growing.
Here's the other side of the landscaping dreamland. Whilst planting, I had a stranger pull over in front of the Mod Pad to ask me about the kind of mulch I use. I like to think that someone is asking me for some landscaping tips. Never happened during the house's pink fuzzy stage above... I only remember the cute girl and her, "Oh my gaaaaaaaaawd" comment as she walked by.
The rockstar of the right side of our house is this here purple cordyline. Guess it doesn't do well in the winter time so we'll see what happens, but for now it's totally rocking those little groupie plants, and is all, "ladies ladies ladies... give cordy a little room!"
Monday, May 4, 2009
The big day in the sun has come and gone. Here's a slight recap of a baldman, his lamp, and the M+D+F Exhibition at Design Within Reach.
My pa, my daughter, my lamp, and my first admirer are in this shot. Dad came to help me hang this guy the day before the exhibit, and it seemed a little dwarfed next to the giganto Shade Pendant DWR sells. The upside is it gets to stay there all week long, and maybe it can be seen through the window if you are walking by on all fours and angling your head just so.
I must admit that I didn't talk to many people who made stuff because I ended talking to all my awesome friends who came to support my woody creation... so names of designers or whatevs I slacked on... I do know that the woman who made these crazy lamps was named Gian and she won best in show. I won honorable mention like all the others who didn't get some propa props/chest bumps. I'm down with that.
I was also into the double duty of these end tables. One is End Table/Guitar Amp and the other is End Table/Grill. Rad.
The dood who made this beast I did talk to- Eric. He made this giant light out of styrofoam packing that can be found inside Apple Laptop shipping boxes. Looks cool. He won the best sustainable award. Really creative.