Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I decided to check out Ety's pounce function today and took a look at the undiscovered section. After only 2 pounces I was captivated by the pieces Tuavus Design offers. Each piece they have in their shop is made from reclaimed wood. Beautiful, functional, eco-friendly lighting products!

"Tuavus design is a small design studio and workshop situated in north London, England. The company was founded by two designers with the concept of creating functional pieces of sculpture from solid reclaimed timber. We like to think that through simple but considered styling, our design work creates an interesting juxtaposition between the natural materials, metal and plastic, while also allowing the natural beauty of the wood to speak for itself."
- Tuavus Design

Monday, June 15, 2009


I have decided to do a bit of playing (trial and error work) with forging. It is something that I have been wanting to do for a while now but just haven't gotten to. Partially because the 4 rings I have forged from scrap sterling I heated with a torch instead of having a proper fire. We have an old stove outside that seems will be very good for making a proper fire but it was in bad need of cleaning before any actual work could be done.

The other day I started playing with a necklace for myself. It will be a torque style with a lot of hammering. Looking at the piece after I started I realized I either needed to clean out the stove and get some good coals going or I would go through a lot of map gas with a torch. So I set about cleaning the remains of previous burns from the stove.

After I pulled out some of the burned matter with a garden trowel I looked deeper into the stove and was surprised to find plants growing. It seems that nature will find its way. I really didn't expect to find anything growing in the stove because I didn't think there would be enough light. However, these little plants, I believe they are rose a sharon, decided there was enough of everything they needed right there.