Hello Pippy

Surveys are great aren’t they? Well, OK, let me specify. Surveys are great when the outcome suits you. Thomas Clipper, the super-suave men’s brand, recently conducted a survey amongst its customers to ask them what they wanted to see next from the brand. Second only to a cologne (which is now in stores, BUY BUY…

The 99% Desk

Those of you who’ve been to my flat over the past year will have noticed a large stack of wood in the corner. In a bout of enthusiasm last summer, I had bought a load of Sipo for a desk I’d sketched. However, I never got round to making it. Until now… I’m very happy to…

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Happy new year and all that jazz. To celebrate the fact that we’ve moved closer towards Nostradamus’s next armageddon-flavoured foretelling, I thought I’d share some of my favourite photos from my first term at cabinetmaking school. If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen these already…     Bonne année etc. Pour fêter le nouveau calendrier des…

Back to Boulle

It’s been over eight years since I left the gloriously carefree bosom of full-time education. Since then I’ve been living that famous metropolitan dream: making my own pocket money, cooking my own dinners (some of the time) and doing my own washing (all of the time). So the prospect of jacking it all in and going back to school…

Give me your blades

As a devoted makemesomething reader you’ll be aware of my close relationship with Thomas Clipper, the young British brand famed for its classic razors and shaving accoutrements. Ever since buying their first safety razor I’ve wondered what to do with the used blades. I was too environmentally conscious to chuck them in the bin and too safety-conscious…

Stu’ve been framed

It would be fair to say that 2014 wasn’t my most productive year. Sure, I got a new job, got engaged, cycled from Prague to Vienna. But I didn’t make much. Until a couple of months ago, when I decided that my saws needed dusting off (ironically everything else is now entirely covered in dust)…

Three things I’ve learnt.

Over the past few months I’ve learnt three things: 1. 120 linear metres of frame mouldings is too much for a little flat 2. Framing without a guillotine is a lot harder than you think 3. Get your glass cut a little bit smaller than you think you should How have I learnt this? By…

Drink Whisky Neat

I framed this little print as a birthday present for my brother. He’s very old now.

The best lightbox in the world. Ever.

I’m glad my five years in advertising haven’t been a complete waste of time. My mind-controlling wizard tricks have finally paid off. After only a year of the brilliantly-named “makemesomething.co.uk” someone has finally thought “yes, good idea, make me something”. And so it came about that my mate Franz over at http://www.fudgegraphics.com became my modern-day…

Kenny’s Koat Rack

After about a year of badgering, I finally got round to making this coat rack for my mate Kenny. It’s fairly minimalist – a simple planed block of Tasmanian oak with three mini G-clamps as hooks. I’ll hopefully be able to post some photos of it on a wall soon. This is the first piece…