merry christmas to me, from pedro

Holy gingerbread cookies, I love Pedro Almodovar!
He has just put out an amazingly stunning [looking... I plan to see it tomorrow] film "Broken Embraces" AND he has inspired enproyecto arquitectura to create a beautiful monument to him.

I am pretending all these visually stunning things are for me for Christmas... best gift ever.


the novice equestrian

Deborah Butterfield Sculpture. 1990.

I have been looking into equestrian center and horse images recently, and thought I should share some... they make me want to ride off into the sunset.

Luis Barragan designed the amazing Fuente de los Amantes, in Los Clubes. 1966.


New, new studio

Yesterday Free Time Industries [FTI] and ARM ARCH Inc moved into a new studio - we will be shacking up with MUSA design to form a design co-op! We still have some setting up to do, but we have the salon put together and Katie and I got to work. In the future, we have plans to turn the upstairs into a high-end/ local-made focused design store [Think moss or 10 Corso Como]. We will sell our products, products we make with MUSA design, and art and products from other Seattle designers/artists. It is all very exciting: 2617 5th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98141.

Today we are working on the Spring 2010 line for FTI. All of the pieces will be made of water-jet cut metals, with Physical Vapor Deposition coatings (think of 1990's mirrored+colored glasses). We are thinking of calling the line something like "Take me to Zardoz" or "Super Futurism"... let us know if you have any other ideas! Take a look at our "inspiration board" and the rad picture of Sean Connery taken from the 1974 film "Zardoz" to get the general feeling we aspire for. We have decided we will make about three necklaces, a bolo tie, two earrings, one ring, and one bracelet. We are bringing down the scope of pieces based on what was learned from the "Laser Nature"; line it's fun to design, but a pain to assemble so many different things when you are doing the assembling!

Inspiration Board:




After a long weekend of working and collaborating, I am happy to announce that I will be joining forces with Kate Bailey and Ariana Budner to make Free Time Industries (FTI) a raging success! We have about 6 product lines we are working on, a new studio to move into, and some amazing earrings for sale at Fancy!

We have called the earrings "Cocoa Beach Party" - I picked up the shells during my Thanksgiving trip home to Cocoa Beach and brought them back to play around with... it just so happened that Fancy asked FTI to make some new products for their "earring show" which started Saturday ... so we spent Friday evening hand lacquering shells, then Saturday morning putting them together! Kyle Johnson took some amazing photos

... or buy from FTI line "Laser Nature" at Supermarket.