Sunday, May 25, 2008


This is a water filtration "system" as it's called by the smart and confident people. I on the other hand wanted to filter out excess white material from the coffee machine water. It also had to be done with out spending any money. Here it is and it works beautifully. One gallon glass lined Thermos,circa 1920, porcelain Melita funnel,coffee filter and a home made spout. The perk is it tastes better too.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

A diet of a peace after a peace after a peace.

I made this object on the right out of steel and quartz. It is called an Upping and there are going to be about 14 of them of various forms. They hang from architecture and are designed to sway back and forth in a breeze. They are being commissioned by a special client who likes living with them. They hang from a covered walk way open to the southern breeze. The bells ring, the birds sing and a resinous incense burns continuously. Sounds like a dream but it isn't. Or is it?

Friday, May 9, 2008

Sanitary Carpentary

This is a Sponge Bed and my design is inspired by a Cornell University study a number of years ago. The study found that wood and any kind of wood ,clean and with out varnish or sealers can destroy bacteria. It was found if memory is correct that 98.5% of the bacteria on a piece of wood is gone after a 12 or 24 hour period( I forget which).

I immediately thought of those smelly sponges and went to work on the above wood support. It works! My sponges never smell any more and last a long time. Feel free to make your own and enjoy the comfort of the Sponge Bed! And all you beautiful cutting board angels; it's Ok you can come back now, we didn't know any better then. Please forgive us.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

comming home to roost

I made these concrete S.U.V's a few years ago. Their linked together by a chain running through their internal selves. Their each about 4" long (10.16 cm) . Where I live many people drive these look-a-like vehicles. They are bloated and top heavy and there american.

They are all ready concidered obsolete and will be abandoned on mass. What can be done with these forms? My first thought is to gut them, recycle the plastic and make them into a suberban chicken coops. This smells like a bussness oppertunity! You could even get the kit that suits your make and model. If any one has an idea to share it would be fun to read.