May 10, 2020
Growing a meaningful, custom home

There are items round the home that you use everyday, often without too much thought. These are useful items that make your life easier: laundry basket, filing cabinet, plant holder, fruit bowl. In our case, these were items bought many years ago without too much thought. These days, with a young family we spend far […]

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March 24, 2020
Furniture Design with Bob Dylan in Mind

The sky is the limit when it comes to woodworking techniques. There are makers out there, wizards of all sorts of joinery, marquetry, veneering... The list goes on and on. A question I often ask myself is where to stop? Where will I set deliberate and intentional limits on my craft? Many of the best […]

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March 10, 2020
Conveyor Belt or Custom Made?

How many things you own aren't produced on a mass scale? I was in the car this morning thinking about cars and how car choice affects personal identity. That car has been produced on an enormous scale, with as much individuality as a can of soft drink. How is it possible that this cookie-cutter possession […]

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February 24, 2020
How Sustainable is Handmade Furniture?

Is handmade furniture sustainable? Trying to navigate the sustainability of Australian, New Zealand and international timbers is like trying to choose a suitable political party. Heavily weighted opinions are thrown about from all sides, and few are without some sort of agenda floating around in the background. Where does that leave the customer, looking for […]

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February 10, 2020
This Furniture Owes Everything to Meditation

After slow, sporadic beginnings, coupled with long and extended absences, meditating has slowly entrenched itself to become a vital aspect of my life. Now, it exists in its own right and demands more of myself than I demand of it. Without meditation, I make overly complicated design decisions, arrhythmic saw cuts and impatience begins to […]

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