Posts Tagged ‘the makers company’

Public Gothic and How to Sell a Font

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

I’m not a freak about typography like many designers but I do get excited about great packaging. This morning while on Lovely Package I found myself duped by Antrepo. At first glance I thought I was admiring some gorgeous retro inspired oil cans. But, after closer inspection I discovered that I was in fact looking at a gorgeous sales pitch for their font Public Gothic.  Maybe there is something to this typography thing after all.

– Christian

 

Tuetels Schmuetels | Shaw Speed & Custom

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

In my search for a pair of boots I’ll confess that I actually googled ‘Steve McQueen Boots’. While I didn’t particular like any of the boots he was fond of wearing, it did send me down the internet rabbit hole into the world of motorcycles.

I have a very brief history with motorcycles. I owned a 50cc mini bike as a child and was about as close a person can be to purchasing a motorcycle 6 months ago. I had a trailer on the back of my truck and cash in my pocket. If not for a transmission that began hemorraging in front of the motorcycle owners home I would own it now. As it turned out, I moved, I bought a boat, and I haven’t thought about a motorcycle since.

This bike from England’s Shaw Speed & Custom is just the sort of motorcycle that could get me thinking about another purchase.

-Christian

 

Oakstreet Bootmakers

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

I’ve been on a bit of a quest of late to find a pair of boots that will get me through 3 seasons of unpredictable weather here in New England. Along with the weather, I’ve been hoping to find a pair that will be as functional on my boat as they would be in a nice restaurant.

The current frontrunner in my personal boot derby is a pair from Chicago bootmaker Oakstreet Bootmakers.   While they are ungodly expensive I  subsribe to the philosphy of buy the right things, not a lot of things. So, I’m willing to fork over the money that will last me years to come.

Also, under heavy consideration is the Wabasha boot from Redwing.

- Christian

Aled Lewis – Make Something 365

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

There are a lot of designers out there doing the ‘make something everyday’ thing. Unlike most however, Aled appears to be doing it well. These definitely got a chuckle out of me.

– Christian

 

Bed from reclaimed 100 year old pine

Monday, March 28th, 2011

I’m a huge fan of using reclaimed lumber so it should come as no surprise that I’m an even bigger fan of this DIY bed project created by Jason Ackerman of Imagine This Design Group.

– Christian

Furniture Made From Reclaimed Wood

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Canadian woodworking studio North On Sixty have put together a nice collection of pieces all crafted from reclaimed wood. So…perhaps you should think twice before tearing down that old barn and tossing that wood in the trash.

– Christian

So You Need A Typeface poster

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Unlike my colleague here at Fancy Seeing You Here…fonts are not my specialty. Truth is, I’m always looking for a little guidance when it comes to them, so when I saw this poster on Scribbleoneverything.com for $22….I jumped on it.

– Christian