Thursday, April 28, 2011

Design Musings: When I get around to it.

I always have a hard time finding good looking desk props that are clean, simple, and functional.  I always run into the problem of only having the "what's in right now" option--well, I don't always want to use orange croc printed leather for a client--So, I have created my own.  Problem solved.  Oak or walnut footings with parchment or goatskin uppers.  Perfection. 

One cup for pencils, one tray for all the paperwork most of us never get to, and an ink blotter--you know for doodling and such.  
 An addition to our armoire series coming soon to Duhon and Richardson, Plaster "antler" handles that will age and wear with time--the base will have an option of being leather wrapped or have a linen box-pleat skirt.  

Men's Dresser

If it were up to me--I would have an entire house of dressers and armoires.  Who says you have to have everything built-in?  You pay all of this money to builders for labor and supplies to create closets and cabinetry, and you can't take them with you.  WHO MADE UP THESE RULES?  

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Vintage Find

Picked up this great vintage steel table that was used in a dentist's office in the 1950's.  Works great for my sometimes wetbar/buffet table.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

"Push the Cable Knits"

"Push the cable knits".  A great line from a "great" SNL skit oh so many years ago with Adam Sandler, David Spade, and the late, great Chris Farley. (they were dressed like Gap sales girls, and the manager comes out and says......"push the cable knits").  So, here we have a hand-knitted sisal chandelier.  

I was amazed while knitting this thing at how soft the sisal "fabric" became.

Getting a haircut!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Get a Handle on IT.....

We have received a great deal of requests for the custom handles we use on our custom armoires, and we have used them as door handles for a restaurant project recently.  So, we are now making the handles available for custom order.  The handles are sand-cast, solid brass with back plate.  The back plate is detachable.  Finishes will include a patina finish that will wear with time, or gold brass with a clear coat finish.  Visit our website at DUHON AND RICHARDSON for ordering information.  

Thursday, April 14, 2011

New Addition: Torque Side Table

...coming soon to the mix.  The Torque Side table--expanding on the concept of the Torque Bench...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Cube Armoire

Another custom armoire off the assembly line.  Solid Mahogany, sand cast brass handles, steel base.  Available thru Duhon and Richardson

Barrett Alley: Limited Edition Deerskin Wallets

 Beautiful handmade in the USA (Texas), limited edition, deerskin wallets.  Wow, what's not to love.  Check 'em out at BARRETT ALLEY.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

A Noble Savage: Inspiring Blog

...I came upon A Noble Savage--a beautiful blog full of amazing images of grouped items.  Awesome and inspiring.  Check it out.  A Noble Savage.

Friday, April 8, 2011

James Gilbert: New Works

Installation from Social Foreclosure
Good friend and talented artist, James Gilbert, of Los Angeles has produced yet another amazing body of work in his Social Foreclosure series and his Worker series.  Visit his site to see more of his work.  Enjoy...
From Social Forclosure

Installation of Worker

Thursday, April 7, 2011

AnotherSomething: AnotherCompany

AnotherSomething's mention of Nuji.
...a beautiful blog by graphic designer and photographer Joachim Baan of the Neatherlands.

Friday, April 1, 2011