Not much of note to speak to, mostly because Lamplabs made a move to the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Furniture is currently taking a back seat to staying warm.
I have a limited production run of my yardstick trivet available for sale at Etsy. Imagine taking 27 pieces of a wooden yardstick, gluing them into curves by bent lamination of 3 layers over a form, and then joining them together to make a trivet for your dining room table. Orders placed by 12/9 can be shipped in time for Christmas.
UPDATE: Etsy inventory refreshed…
Here’s another photo in context so you can get a sense of scale.
The ’5 to 9′ clock is Lamplabs’ first product launch. It will be available initially at kickstarter.com.
Howdy… Soon, we’ll be releasing two new products in time for the gift giving season, but they won’t be lamps! The first lamp to be unveiled will be a new version of the flower lamp featured in the Ponoko article. Soon. Very soon.
The Arbi-phage lamp featured in the previous post was selected for Apartment Therapy’s Design Showcase. Please consider visiting the site and voting for your favorites. Or maybe just a fledgling lighting designer from Maine…
I just got back my first laser cut components from Ponoko. After veneering the bamboo lampshade pieces with wall street journal stock quotes in a vacuum bag and then sealing them, I’m very happy with the way that the lamp is coming together…
I have posted a sneak peek at the lamp prototypes I’ve been working on. Each will need another revision before production. You can also view some of the other furniture I’ve made. Stay tuned for more updates as I get set to release the first Lamplabs product.
I will be presenting my idea for getting local furniture makers involved in a collaborative project at tonight’s Pecha Kucha event. It’ll be held in the Hines Auditorium at the newly renovated Portland Library. If you can’t make it or know someone that is a furniture maker in Maine, please check out the ‘Pecha Kucha’ tab at the top of the page. I have archived a copy of the presentation there in Powerpoint and PDF formats.