Emphasising the beauty of the material, e15 selects wood with its natural markings such as cracks, knotholes, or color variations resulting in individual pieces of the highest quality.
This beautiful cluster of structures by Hiroshi Nakamura resembles a small cluster of tepees. Nasu Tepee is 1679 square foot house set in a picturesque woodland area in Tochigi Prefecture.
"Our idea was to find a new way to reflect the blessings of nature, not just in the context of samples or picture books." - Design Team of Hiroshi Nakamura
For some reason the tray of rocks reminds me of sitting around a campfire.
After a long wait we've started to bring over some of the Found Objects that'll be in the Studio Como showroom and The Dock.
USA, Early 1900’s, Farmstead Harvesting Ladder. Sun Worn Natural Pine Patina.
W: 32 x D: 3 x H: 61
Please see the "store" page of the website for purchasing information.
I have deep roots in cycling. I met Brad (Owner of Studio Como) thru cycling and bikes. It's not surprising that aspects of the design world and bicycles intersect. When I saw the e15 blocks and the 20th Anniversary celebration Bigfoot table were going to be released with a Geoff McFetridge drawing wood-burned onto them, it was proof of these crossovers. I haven't had the oppurtunity to pedal a bike with Geoff yet, but the list of mutual friends we share is long. He designed the logo of my good friend's bike shop, Golden Saddle Cyclery in Los Angeles; has done illustrations for two beautiful bicycle frames by Stinner Frameworks; illustrated numerous Patagonia designs and continues to collaborate with like-minded artists who inspire me.
To see more of the Mudfoot, Stinner, Geoff McFetridge team bike head over to The Radavist.
Artist and illustrator Geoff McFetridge creates the limited edition Bigfoot Dice celebrating the twentieth year of e15 and its first product, the iconic table Bigfoot designed by the company’s co-founder and architect Philipp Mainzer. Etched onto the dice, the artist playfully invents scenes illustrating the table’s patron, the creature Bigfoot who is believed to inhabit forests mainly in the Northwest region of America. The shape and dimen- sion of the Bigfoot Dice is made from the signature solid oak heartwood legs of the celebrated table.
Drawn to images, abstraction and surrealism Geoff McFetridge’s work is simple and rooted in drawing. The LA based artist works across a great variety of media including graphic design, illustra- tion and animation with clients such as Spike Jonze, The Walker Art Center, The New York Times, Sophia Coppola and Nike among others. His works are part of several museum exhibitions inclu- ding the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles and V1 Gallery
in Copenhagen where he recently presented a solo exhibition showing 13 new paintings on canvas.
Sunrise in the Rocky Mountains #texturestudy
The Windsor chair originated in an English town named Windsor around 1710. Colonial craftsman refined the chair here in America around 1730. This iconic chair style is best known as the chair many of this countries founding fathers used regularly. The likes of George Washington, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin all owned this style of chair.
This version is called the Kimble. It's named after a neighbouring village of High Wycome in Buckinghamshire. The chair uses traditional Windsor chair making techniques in order to further the story and the evolution of the English Windsor chair. The contrast of the black walnut seat on this otherwise ash chair, attractively highlights the wedge tenon detail where the leg intersects with the top of the seat. Designed by Matthew Hilton and manufactured by De La Espada craftsmen.
To learn more about this chair that'll be featured in The Dock please head over to De La Espada.
Looking out into the future home of The Dock. The LaCantina sliding doors were installed yesterday and the new concrete slab is in place. After a little bit of drywall and exterior work, this portion of the showroom will be ready to start it's journey.
Winter Shadows #texturestudy
It takes time to find the right pieces. Yesterday I spent hours searching thru piles of junk in order to load four pieces into the back of my truck. It takes patience, persistence and a little luck, but when you slow down and take a moment, you'll see things that you'd normally never notice.
Stumbled on this beautiful hand painted sign on the morning coffee run. #texturestudy
A couple of our latest finds. Late 1800's salt glazed crocks from Michigan.
Exploring the mountains of Tabernash Colorado. #texturestudy
The snow creaked beneath our feet like only a frigid morning could bring. Rubbing the holiday crust out of our eyes we loaded up into the old Ford truck and set out to resume our normal Monday morning school drop off routine. As we pulled up to school something looked different. No busses, no kids and not a soul to be found. We looked at each other like we just saw the ghost of holidays past. You see, sometimes our local school district tacks an extra day off onto an already long 2 week winter break. I’m sure we received a notice at some point explaining the subtraction of this Monday from the school calendar but to Pearl and I, it was news to us.
So what did we do? We threw on our snow boots, packed up some hot chocolate, brushed off the snow in the bed of the truck and decided we’d hit the antique picking together. Sometimes the best history class for a 7 year old is spending a day digging thru pieces of american history with her dad.
Enjoy the photo essay below of our day picking in the snow.
The moment we realized "No School!"
Time to brush off the old Ford.
A quick geography lesson with an old globe bank we found.
A little hot cocoa break in the back of the pickup.
Unloading a few of the pieces we found.
The first pick took us down to a little town south of Denver called Castle Rock. The name comes from a castle tower-shaped butte near the center of town.
During the late 1800's Castle Rock had a very active Rhyolite quarrying industry. Castle Rock was founded in 1847. When the train depot was constructed the town had a significant boom with both the Denver and Rio Grande Railway servicing the area.
We found some great pieces down in this small historic town. The Castle Rock Feed & Supply Co. is a great visit and FYI, they sell Chickens for $5.00 each.
Check out a few of our finds below.
Late 1800's Troemner country store scale with original paint.
Workbench from the 1890's. It has the original vise, screw driver and tool holders still installed. The patina and history this piece has in it is incredible.
Each of the items we find will appear in the Store section of "The Dock" with studio shot full color photos, dimensions, price and all known history. You'll also be able to see each of these pieces in person at the Studio Como showroom in Denver.