We have made a recent triumphant purchase. The breathtaking book by Karen McCartney, Perfect Imperfect.
Along with Sharyn Cairns (photographer) and Glen Proebstel (stylist), Karen McCartney has created a wonderfully warm, thought-provoking book that we are sure to treasure and adore for years to come.
The photography, styling and words come together to form a delicious combination of texture, tone, history, character, personal discoveries and journeys - all referencing the "beauty of accident, age and patina".
One of the final stages to finishing our hardwood products is to brand them with our abbreviated name, M.A.DE.
This is done using a propane gas torch to heat the aluminium brand that we created ourselves. It only takes a few seconds.
It takes less than that to burn yourself if you're not paying attention when someone is taking your photo :)
Last week we had a “team design meeting”.
Translation: The two of us chatting in the lounge room with coffee, cake and Double J radio :)
Anyway, during this session, we discovered the effectiveness of sketching ideas directly onto the material from which the item will ultimately be created. The drawings we realised could then be done to scale and give a more immediate visualisation of the overall product concept.
Appreciation of the timber grain pattern and warm colours of the material provides us with a more realistic glimpse of the...