News from the Studio

Skateboards for Scouts

I just helped a Scouts troop make 17 custom skateboards. Here's how it happened...

(Yet More) Number 7's

I just finished a set of Number 7's with ebonized oak frames (a first for this product), and took some time to take some natural light photos. I mixed and matched an ebonized frame, a natural oak frame, and a few different seat colours. I love how the personality of the chair changes with each combination.

New Number 7s

I recently shipped off a set of Number 7 armchairs. These were in dark walnut with veneered seat shells, so I took a few photos of one of the chairs with a variety of seat cushions to show off some of the possibilities.

Ottawa Life Magazine 2014 Spaces Issue

The 2014 Spaces Issue from Ottawa Life Magazine is out, and once again my colleague Tanya Collins graces the cover. There's a short profile of me and my work on p.43. Here's the article on the OLM site.
02 April 2014

My Talk with Montreal HOME

I had a fun talk with a writer from Montreal HOME magazine last week; they are doing a short series on the "best finds and brightest minds" at IDS14. I'm pleased to be part of that list, and in fact that they've chosen me to kick things off! Here's the article.
21 January 2014

Announcing the Number 7 Lounge & Rocker

In the last week I finished the first two examples of a new chair design that I'm excited to add to my product lineup. I'll be showing these at IDS14 in Toronto at the end of January.

My visit with the TBBs

I had a visit recently from Nicole of local "wine, dine & design" bloggers the TBBs...
03 July 2013

In the Wild: Strap Bench at Alteriors

I just delivered a new Strap Bench to Alteriors. This one is walnut with a custom yellow/silver seat to match the store's colour scheme. Check it out, if you're in town! They're having their annual Canadian design sale this month too, in case you needed additional incentive.

Strap Bench makes Style at Home

I'm very pleased to see that my Strap Bench has been included in the latest issue of Style at Home magazine, as part of their "how to decorate with classic blue and white" theme.
30 May 2013

Come visit the Ministry of Art on May 12

On Sunday May 12 I'm participating in a small art show & sale with a few local friends. There will be paintings by Bess Fraser and Marge Leach, mosaics by Heather Weinrich, and some furniture by me. We'll be downstairs at Southminster United Church (entrance near Bank St. & Aylmer Ave.) from 1pm to 8pm on Sunday May 12. More details here: bessandmarge.ca.
02 May 2013
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