Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Get it Sorted.

Storage can be an issue in most homes, regardless of size. In these projects below I designed and fitted some simple clean lined cupboards and storage spaces into homes that were in need of places to put some stuff. They transformed the rooms without making them feel any smaller. In fact they often felt more spacious! Amazing what good design and build can do.

This pair of alcove wardrobes gave Mia an amazing amount of storage in her bedroom. Making the most of ceiling height they have two hanging rails and a tall run of shelves finished off with bespoke hand made Walnut handles. 

This under stair storage in Katherine's flat, has solved many issues she had with storage. the clean lines allows for a seamless flow in the hallway.

A simple but effective shelving unit designed and built for Mark and Val for their Brighton home. Bespoke design meant that the fixed fire and tv could be accommodated within a modulated structure. 

This was a modern take on those inbuilt wardrobes that your bed would be backed into. I designed and built this huge storage unit that includes a hidden section behind the head of the bed for occasionally needed stuff. Full height and drawers gave Stacy and Andre lots of options.

Transform a Small Garden

Here are a couple of recent projects that had me transform small gardens by laying a deck. In the first I removed some old deck and replaced with Hardwood deck boards, Balau. Oiled at the end to produce a wonderfully rich finish. 
The second project transformed a tired garden into a very useable space that even had a small hidden sandpit to keep young ones amused. 

Old decking removed ready to lay the new. 

Before the work begins. 

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

It's been a while

Yeah I know. I have been a bit lazy for a while and not been updating my blog but that doesn't mean I haven't been busy making stuff. A thought I would throw a few things into a little post here of some of projects I have been working on. Below are some images of some of my work over the past year or so.

A new bangle design and this time a collaboration with my lovely friend and textile designer Aimee Betts. http://www.aimeebetts.com

My best bud and Chef, Chris, has just started his own company 'The Big Blu' and needed some signage for his lovely van. So I stepped in to help. Below you can see how it looks. Check out what he is up to at http://www.thebigblu.co.uk  

Another baby so another letter. This one was for Isobelle. 

So Aimee started to experiment with the weave to great effect. 
I have a baby on the way so it seems only right to build some much needed furniture at home. Let's hope the baby doesn't wriggle around too much up on top of there! 
 My signature birch ply blue handles
I liked the idea off a table lamp for the kitchen so made this.  
Does the job! 
Bo needed some storage in her bedroom so I have made her these two pieces. Really liking using Birch faced ply at the mo and trying a view different details. 

I started with the 4 drawers found in a skip and then built the cupboard to accommodate them. 
Finally got around to building a wardrobe!

Friday, 31 August 2012

Ruth Tomlinson

The latest of my chosen artists or designers, is award winning jeweller, Ruth Tomlinson. She launched her first collections ‘Flora’ and ‘Sketch’ in 2001. She has since developed four jewellery collections including critically acclaimed ‘Encrustations’ and ‘Hoard’ following her MA at London’s Royal College of Art in 2005. With her london based studio at Cockpit Arts in Holborn, Ruth's work has a lovely balance between intricate, delicate detail and a raw natural quality of the material. Below are some examples of her rings that also happen to be the rings that Mima and I will be wearing next year!
For more information about Ruth follow the link below

Wrap Men's Wedding Band

9ct yellow gold
Band width: 4mm 

Five Diamond Ring

9ct yellow gold and brown diamonds
20mm x 22mm

Diamond Eternity Band

18ct yellow gold, white diamonds
Band width: 2mm

Friday, 4 May 2012

A Butchers Block for Mum

Buying a present can often be tricky especially for a Mum who has everything!! So why change the tried and tested method of making her something. I am sure she still has the mug tree I made her when I was at 13!
Below is how I did it.

Chop blocks
Assemble the blocks. A few more I think 
 Glue them all together. Just a few clamps needed here!
Sand it down 
And photograph it looking lovely! 
No she didn't get the knife!