Posts Tagged ‘ interior design ’

Forgotten Sketches – Coyote Lamp

Coyote Lamp

I was throwing out a bunch of old papers the other day and came across these rough sketches of a lamp idea I had (as well as a thumbnail of some tripod-like zero gravity creature?).  This is very rough work but it looked good enough to share, and the design is something I should consider carrying out for design week in Toronto or something.

A Pastel Palette and an Idea for Wallpaper

Cantilever Shelf Wallpaper Roughs animation 01

@folmerkelly is unleashing an ultralight beast with this palette he asked me to make on Christmas.  Click the gif to see it uncompressed.


Here’s the finished version.  I had a lot of fun using tiling artifacts to add variety and visual tension, but I also deliberately break the grid in parts.  All the tiled portions I did in Pyxel Edit and then I went in with Gimp and added the wires to further mess with the grid.

Cantilever Shelf Wallpaper 08 with overlay 2x

Cantilever Shelf Wallpaper 08 with overlay arrayed 3x2

Paper and Tape – Cone Lampshade

Paper Cone Shade May 2014 04 Paper Cone Shade May 2014 05 Paper Cone Shade May 2014 01 Paper Cone Shade May 2014 03A scale mockup of a lampshade I’m working on.  In its current state made entirely from paper and uses a couple strips of tyvek binding tape to fasten the volumes into their final shapes.  The tape is intentionally left exposed on the exterior of the lampshade.  I’m trying to take materials normally thought of as cheap and elevate them to a desirable finished product.

Tensegrity at Gladstone


If you are in Toronto between April 16 and 19, head up to the second floor of the Gladstone Hotel and take a gander at the recycled skateboard tensegrity sculpture I made with Ryan Wilding.

Bomba Lamp in New York

bomba reading light

One of my lamps now resides in the home of a nice lady near Rochester.  I think this was the first Bomba sold to the United States.

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Bound Node Stack

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Pixel Art Pallet Rug

Would you buy a rug like this?

Face Colourways

It’s been a while since I’ve done any vector work.  Still has the same frustrating productivity curve I remember, where getting initial structure correct is such a chore, but once established it’s wonderfully fast at making variations.

Get Back to Work

Interior Sketches

A few sketches I did for a space that is to be converted into a multi-purpose cultural centre.  The sketches are meant to show the versatility of the space.  I made them using some quick snapshots as reference underlays, then overpainted in Gimp with un-feathered brushes.

(Top) Dance studio

(Middle) Disco

(Bottom) Theatre