Daily picks for 4th May 2015

Here are our selection for 4th May 2015. Enjoy!

1867 Roper Steam Velocipede

Handcrafted by William Eggers

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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.

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Piece by AllNatural Arts

This beautiful piece was designed by Sue Beatrice, from “All Natural Arts”

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SchimmelShop Pen

Designed by Chad Schimmel

Octopus chandelier

A pair of octopus chandeliers for Michael Chiarellos restaurant, Bottega, in Yountville, California. The design was inspired by the culinary offerings at this restaurant.

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Don’t forget to check back tomorrow, for more awesome stuff!