Here are our selection for 4th May 2015. Enjoy!
1867 Roper Steam Velocipede
Handcrafted by William Eggers
Computer mouse, by Daniel Pan
After completing my custom keyboard, I was constantly annoyed with seeing my ugly plastic mouse sitting next to it, so I knew a new project was inevitable. I decided to make a custom matching mouse! At first I felt this project was beyond my abilities, since I had to make actual moving and working parts, but after hours of staring at a dissembled mouse and my boxes and jars of random found objects, I developed a plan of attack. The mouse I started with was a generic 5 button mouse with scroll wheel. The two main left/right buttons were the largest obstacles for I couldnt find anything that would both look and function well. My first though was to use the two sides of a bottom jawbone of some rodent I had lying around, but they ended up being too small and fragile for constant use. I then decided I will just carve some pieces out of wood. After this, I made a mount using brass tubing and brass I-beam shaped pieces. To match the keyboard, I decided to add vintage typewriter keys to each of the finger points on the main 4 buttons of this mouse. I used Alchemy symbols to replace the original letters in the keys. These symbols may or may not have been chosen for a specific significance in this project.
Piece by AllNatural Arts
This beautiful piece was designed by Sue Beatrice, from “All Natural Arts”
Designed by Chad Schimmel
A pair of octopus chandeliers for Michael Chiarellos restaurant, Bottega, in Yountville, California. The design was inspired by the culinary offerings at this restaurant.
Don’t forget to check back tomorrow, for more awesome stuff!