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locally forged.

cut your teeth on the offerings of this houston craftsman – Russell Montgomery, owner and bladesmith at serenity knives, creates beautiful custom cutlery…








*images property of serenityknives.com.


summer wish list…

some clever little must-haves perfect for summer

i find the boater’s key chain particularly useful – i can think of a few friends who could have used it while floating the river!

watermelon knife via MOMA.

boater’s key chain via OLDCO.

texas cutting board (bamboo) via A.Heirloom.

*all images property of MOMAstore.org, OLDCO.com and aHeirloom.com, respectively.

packin’ heat.

vlieger & vandam give new meaning to the phrase “packin’ heat“…

new wish list item.

"analyze this, TSA..."

*all images property of www.vliegervandam.com

don’t spray paint indoors.

now i’ve got a killer headache.

but it was worth it! i was commissioned by my friend david d. to make a shirt for him – he gave me basic parameters, and left the rest up to me. rules of the game: baby blue shirt, stencil/graffiti style featuring a boombox, simple, not too much color but not just black either. so after sketching, outlining, and the painstaking cutting of the stencil (a little over an hour, give or take) with an Exacto knife, and finally spraying down paint, this is the end product. to be completely honest, this is the first stenciled shirt i’ve made… all the other DIY’s i’ve done have been with a needle and thread/sewing machine. i made one small mistake, and hopefully he won’t mind (if he knows what’s good for him) – but i should have covered the entire shirt to prevent the paint from misting over the edge of my stencil… in any case, i’m pretty pleased with the outcome. it can only get better from here. hopefully, i can get a photo of him wearing it to add to this post when i give it to him in austin this weekend. i do have to find another workshop space though – i used to have a garage, then a harry potter-esque hall closet/sewing room. i’m figuratively feeling the effects of the lack of an atelier, if you will. ugh.

david, meet your shirt.

david, meet your shirt.