no tattoo appt. with cesar last wednesday before thanksgiving, so i decided to go blindly into making a bag. i'm so excited by how little i know about pattern making. so much to learn. decent for a 1st shot i guess, maybe not. only about a hundred prototypes left to go before we can send something off to get produced. it was fun to weld up all the little metal hardware for it too... and at least the leather smells good. isn't our mannequin foxy?
Sunday, November 29, 2009
i made a mold for the first of the nathans series. pulled the first waxes today, remembering about all this stuff... its been a long time since i've done any of it. should be able to clean some up and make them in metal soon enough though!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
tosh and i went down to chicago discount textile outlet on sunday. quite an experience, i'm glad toshi got to check it out, and i saw a bunch of things i'll have to come back and get, too cool for school. its like the biggest fabric store in the world made a love child with aldi's, 2121 21st street. oogie boogie. toshi is aghast, as you can see.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
guess who's here??? the hotrod is now in koboshop! look at how full the shop is getting with bits and pieces that don't work. isn't it wonderful?
i will state it here, hotrod and r90s will be done after this winter. on the road next year. fingers crossed. time to start buying lottery tickets.
oh yeah, chung's bike is at the shop for a long winter nap now too...
i am a scavenger. i am a scavenger. my uncle finally threw out his broke-arse toolbox out at the farm, which was a really good this because its completley crappy. BUT, the top of it wasn't that bad after a little cleaning and sheet metal tweakin... no sense throwing it out right? an organized toolbox is a good thing, like a broken pair of leather boots.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
john came over monday and we worked on a little better prototype of his camera straps. it was good to start doing some collaboration, and start using the 2nd floor work space. this also just confirmed how i pretty much have to get another sewing machine. the singer is rad, but not happenin' for the thicker stuff, this stuff was pushing its limits.
the soft goods stuff is continuing to fascinate me as well. it so challenging, not like anything i'm used to. its also interesting to me how much i was frustrated with the thing, until it was finished. i mean, its still very much a prototype, but one can start to feel alot from the thing in your hand. just so much different than metal or plastic. maybe just because i'm so unused to it.
its also nice working with johnny, because you feel famous with your own personal paparazzi. he just picks up cameras and shoots pictures all the freakin time. i love it!
anyways, i was pumped, hope this can start to foster this studio atmosphere i've been wanting to recreate for years....
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
- freakin heavy unit carried to 3rd floor. check.
- 220 run up to 3rd floor. check
- drain installed and tapped into main building drainage. check.
- copper plumbing run up to new laundry room. check.
- ventilation hooked up into wall to outside. check.
- rest of room clean up, electrical fixed, hangers put up. check.
i've NEVER been so freakin excited to do my laundry in my whole life!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
got a sweet washer and dryer downtown from someone on craigslist. it's like bran new. we've got the conduit run, just need to pull wires and run some water pipe up the 3rd floor. got the drain installed as well. i'm going to do laundry for the first time in a month this week!!!