Limited Edition 2010 This hand broom is inspired by an old superstition that it’s bad luck to rest a broom on its bristles. The unique handle allows it to be easily hung off a ledge or placed upright on a surface, not just for good measure, but to keep the bristles straight and protected. Each broom is made by hand of steam bent ash with horsehair bristles.
These glass forms were inspired by scientific glassware originally intended for laboratories. They capture the spirit of FRONT as a tasting workshop and are used in the cafe as artful display cases for pastries and edible treats. The custom Borosilicate glassware is nested inside custom tooled bases of Richlite, a recycled paper-based fibre composite board, that references laboratory table tops. Available through FRONT cafe. Designed in collaboration with Adam Reineck.
The Flaskware packaging is specially designed with the language of the cafe's unique pegboard system in mind. Bent metal rods slot into pegboard holes on two sides to serve as handles for ease of carrying. Stenciled graphics clearly mark the contents shape and weight. These sturdy boxes are lightweight, and nice enough to be kept and reused. Designed in collaboration with Lisa Mishima.
This FSC Certified hard maple cutting and serving board stands on end for storage and drying after cleaning.
Shown at Storefront Lab in San Francisco, 2012 as part of the Deep Craft Atelier. A limited set of 30 handmade quarter-pipe "sand castle" molds and boards for building your own skatepark at the beach. The molds are vacuum-formed in Styrene, and the boards are all hand carved out of wood scraps from our shop in SoMa, San Francisco. Produced for the Deep Craft Pop Up Store.
Curb and Curved Corner Brooms
"I made this for you" Baking Tools
These two sided "baking tools" were made in collaboration with Leah Rosenberg for her exhibit at the New Children's Museum in San Diego. Her installation, as part of Feast - the art of playing with your food, is a bakeshop-inspired art studio that mimics a professional bakery, where visitors can experiment with the tools to sculpt "treats" out of clay and offer them as gifts. Four different two-sided tools were made by hand in sets of ten including: a rolling pin / stamp, spoon / spatula, cone form / hole punch, and a comb / pastry scraper.