Happy Bear MP3 player (c) 2010.
Self-contained music player with MP3 player built into face, speaker in belly.
Mixed media commentary on the depersonalization of music identity.
Wedding Invites (c) 2009
Custom wedding invitations. They include an old-style driving map, reminder refrigerator magnets, return envelope, and a special wedding ticket invite with tear-off response card. Not pictured: simulated newspaper clippings about the wedding.
Wooden Geta (c) 2016
Custom Geta carved out of 2x4s. The tread is a durable, wear-resistant athletic mat. These are actually my second pair of Geta. The first were made from welded steel. And while they were visually quite pleasing, the process of walking with 5 lb steel weights dangling by 2 strands of lace was... less than optimal.
Aradesque Knife (c) 2008
Paring knife built from a continuous piece of Brass. Highly comfortable and practical, and yet with two intentional flaws to make it useless.
Inspired by the industrial designs of Ron Arad.
Angled Business Cards (c) 2015
Business cards for my Design of Play podcast. Jaunty angle increases the chance someone will read the card in the 2 seconds they're taking it out of their pocket after a conference and throwing it away.
Door Stop (c) 2006
Discarded Genesis titles from a bankrupt video game store, converted to a doorstop.
Such will be the fate of my titles someday.
Industrial Coffee Mug (c) 2015
A coffee mug made of glass, Rubber PVC coupling, and a t-shaped drawer pull. Note: the glass is explicitly food-grade, but nothing else is. It is surprisingly hard to find food-grade plumbing materials that are rated to 212 degrees fahrenheit and handle acids.
Slat Lamps (c) 2016
Accent lamps made from wood slats and a steel spine, hollowed out to make room for an E12 sized LED bulb.
Industrial Table Lamp (c) 2012
Table lamp made of electric dog fence wire, sink tubing, an Edison bulb, a vacuum cleaner plug, and an angled jar. Labeled designed and created from scratch (click for zoomed view)
IV Floor Lamp (c) 2012
A floor lamp made from an IV stand, Kracken Rum bottles, electric dog fence wire, Edison bulbs, a vacuum cleaner plug, and more sink tubing. A wall light switch is mounted in a metal box on the base, to complete the industrial / medical look.
Broken Car Lamp (c) 2015
A table accent lamp made from the broken front end of a Subaru, crashed during the horrible winter snow of 2015.
Steampunk Aviator Helmet Accent Lamp (c) 2015
Cement Pendant Lamp (c) 2015
Capturing all of the natural visual and textural variations in cement, this is an LED-based cement pendant lamp with brass hanger.
Creepy Vertebrae Display (c) 2015
Copper Wire, wood base, and metal crank salvaged from a 1900's Somerville historic house. Vertebrae salvaged from a destroyed medical display.
Creepy Zombie Kermit Halloween puppet (c) 2014
This zombie kermit includes such details as a half-eaten Elmo, real human denture teeth, exposed ribs & torn off arm simulated through broken chicken bones, and an exposed spine made of metal hose.
This won puppet won Best Costume at 2014's Cirque of the Dead.