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Is it goodbye to the sketchbook???




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...


Love Letters

Okay, so this is not as traditional as a bunch of roses as a romantic and thoughtful gift idea, but who always wants to be traditional?
As enduring as true love, our Personalised Hardwood Bookends will stand the test of time – becoming a lasting and cherished family heirloom.
These functional design objects, featuring a timeless and elegantly-styled engraving of yours and your loved one’s initial, will forever symbolise the strength of your union.
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On the road again.....



Earlier this week we took a road trip a few hours south to source some of our favourite timber - Spotted Gum hardwood.
 
Our journey took us to the Yamba region on the beautiful Mid-North coast of NSW, where we visited a rustic and full-of-character family-run timber mill set amongst the sugar cane fields.
The guys there were so accommodating and informative, and supplied us with some beautiful sustainable/salvaged "Spotty" that we have already started using...


Welcome to the brand new Manual Arts DEpt. online store!

Hello!
We are delighted to welcome you to our freshly launched online shopfront, where you are invited to browse our selection of wares at your leisure!
This blog will feature news about our products and processes, things that inspire us, as well as other highlights from Manual Arts DEpt. HQ and various goings on.  That sounds like a lot of content, when...