Category Archives: Good people

How to articulate your block

‘So what is it?’ you say…. This image shows off the pleasing quarter cut laminated European Beech end-grain off to a tee. This is a noble wood, one with well known qualities – hardness, stability, very even tone and pleasing … Continue reading

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“Give us clear vision, that we may know where to stand and what to stand for – because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything. ~ Peter Marshall, US Senate Chaplain 1947”

This painstakingly hand made mixture of walnut, brass and steel, stamped with the initials of its maker and the number of its making represents something essential and something of a narrative that is more and more necessary in my mind. … Continue reading

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It’s not the devil, stupid…It never was!

In my mind, it is the things you don’t immediately notice about people that come to define them most deeply – It ¬†might be a mannerism that belies something deeper, or a quality of mind with which they see our … Continue reading

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Pon-Pon, Gone…!

So settle down, and I’ll tell you a story, not a long one, but one that spans a good chunk of the last years work. Today is one of those mixed feeling days…. happy waving off one of our favourite … Continue reading

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Woof, bark!

So the other evening, we found ourselves hanging out with the big dog – of furniture that is…. Anton of Great Dane is an important figure on the Australian furniture and design landscape, and you should keep an eye on … Continue reading

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Ageing (dis)gracefully… The value of patina.

I’ve never really known what that phrase meant – ‘ageing gracefully’. I think I always thought that age conferred a kind of freedom from social constraints – allowed you to speak the truth more directly maybe, and cut through to … Continue reading

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All knotted up.

This is a big day for Leatherboy – he’s grown up a bit, and like anyone things change. I have really enjoyed pushing this design along one turn of the wheel and though the difference is not immediately obvious, I … Continue reading

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