Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Amazing cast(?) dandelion object presented as a gift from Play Mountain during the opening in Tokyo. I've  been mesmerized by it since. Anyone know how it's done? Freeze dried? Wishful thinking?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


One of the completed benches from SFAI

Friday, July 22, 2011

True Story
More on Dock Ellis HERE

Monday, July 18, 2011


Street Find-SF

Thursday, July 14, 2011


A few of the textiles making their way home with us from Japan, including two sided finished boro blanket,  placemats from Claska "do", NMc's vintage tie dyed Yukata, continued sock addiction from Kyoto's Kapital, and hand dyed indigo from Mashiko.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tree Wolf

On site milling from Berkeley's Tree Wolf . All of this wood is from one 30 year old Redwood that was cut down on SFAI's campus, and is being used by my new class "sustainable studio" to make benches for the school. The milling process is pretty insane, a jig is attached to a chainsaw that runs horizontal through the lumber. According to the wolf, the wood will take 2 years to dry.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

In the Family

Small bottle made by the family of Shoji Hamada in Mashiko, now in our family.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Japan in the making, including, hand engraving, the best ever scissors, hand dyed fabrics at Claska "do", Loopwheeler, antique fabrics in Kyoto, Starnet Studios in Mashiko, Raku Museum in Kyoto, secret pottery studio in Kyoto and traditional indigo dye tools in Mashiko.