Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Object of desire XVIII

My object of desire XVIII is Piaggios 2014 edition of the Vespa 50 Primavera. This Vespa is just made for scooting around town and as it's made on a robotic production line, the quality of manufacture is superb. Apparently the base monocoque structure is 150% more rigid than the previous model, the LX. Also, the wheelbase is longer, the wheels slightly larger (11" instead of 10") and the suspension is tweaked to give a more grown-up ride. I suppose I could go on and on about technical data, how economical it is to own and all that. But I'll just admit that I like it's lines so much that I just want one.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Object of desire XVII

Three years ago I discovered Magrette Timepieces ( I wrote: "I never thought I would desire a hybrid watch with a japanese movement, but this watch (and the whole concept -great storytelling there! -of this New Zealand watch company is so cool!) is suave. I will feel cool wearing this. Not only because it reminds me of "home" and looks fantastic -it's only made in 500 pieces. Good enough for me".

Now they've gone and done it all again! A little while back they offered a fantastic chronograph with unidirectional bezel. That disappeared right quick, as they only make so many (usually 500pcs) of each. Their latest offering is the Moana Pacific Diver, in three different color combinations:

  • Stainless steel / blue dial (pictured)
  • Black PVD / black dial and
  • Rose gold PVD / grey dial

  • They have made it extremely difficult to choose one before another, I want all three! But, as reality catches up with me I will go with the retro blue one. It's just wearable cool.

    Friday, December 21, 2012

    Monday, October 29, 2012

    I designed these about fifteen years ago, in 1997. I've come in contact with an artist who sometimes makes her own glassware at Skruf. Apparently, you can hire a glassblower by the hour, and a good craftsman can make about 30 objects such as mine in one hour. Sounds interesting enough to pursue. I imagine making a small series of perhaps 100 pieces, numbered and signed.

    Saturday, April 28, 2012

    Japonica tattoo

    This is a sketch I made, based on the chinaware "Japonica" from Rörstrands in Sweden. I mean to have it as background for the previous image I posted of a monkey (representing my wife and my daughter) sitting atop the "Chi" calligraphy power, life-force, authority, etc looking at a dragon (me) appearing out of the clouds.

    Friday, April 13, 2012