Archive for November, 2007

new chair pics


here are some quick snapshots of my new folding chair design (taken with my really dodgy digital camera, sorry!). i’m really excited about this one! i hope to make a couple of them eventually, out of different woods, and with more refined hardware.details:– made of locally grown ash hardwood, with reclaimed aluminum cutoff cross-pieces– hand-cut […]

more books


art in america, december 1963. i got this at a booksale in high school, and found it when i went home for thanksgiving. the back cover is especially beautiful. both are compositions by george ortman, entitled “festival”. caligula and 3 other plays, by albert camus. a nice cover for one of my favorite authors, my […]

myspace, rip


couldn’t take the pressure. plus i hated that it was the first result when you googled my name. professional life, here i come. for anyone feeling nostalgic, i whipped up this memorial jpg:#

i made 2 of these folding barstools over the summer for the carnegie mellon solar decathlon team house. i wasn’t too happy with how they came out, so i never took very professional shots of them. this one image was shot on-site in washington dc by neha thatte, showing the unfolded chair. when folded up, […]



after years of taking notes and drawing in graph paper notebooks, i’ve developed an ultra-simple, all-uppercase style of writing. i’ve been slowly building a portfolio website over the past week or so, and it occured to me to try to reproduce my lettering style in the design. i couldn’t find any fonts that really worked […]

infinity plus


for some reason i was obsessed with this symbol i found in a book of op art last summer (repeated 4 times here). i can’t really say why, but the expression “infinity plus” always goes through my head when i look at it.

light fixture


when the light fixture in my room got full of dead bugs, i decided to take it down, and make one of my own. it’s made out of: – a 12×12″ square of acrylic (purchased at a flea market) – a page of slides of the german countryside (purchased as part of a record set […]