Tilt Beam / Rechargable Wood Light

Tilt Beam is a solid block of white oak turned into a solar rechargeable light. A sunny day charges a super capacitor that never needs to be replaced…at least, probably not in your lifetime. Tilting the block over turns an

Tilt Beam / Rechargable Wood Light

Tilt Beam is a solid block of white oak turned into a solar rechargeable light. A sunny day charges a super capacitor that never needs to be replaced…at least, probably not in your lifetime. Tilting the block over turns an

Mini Felt Camping Set

    Our daughter loves camping, Hello Kitty, and all cuteness that comes in sets so….I made a little camping set out felt for her toys.  The toys are about 1 1/2 – 2″ tall.  

Mini Felt Camping Set

    Our daughter loves camping, Hello Kitty, and all cuteness that comes in sets so….I made a little camping set out felt for her toys.  The toys are about 1 1/2 – 2″ tall.  

Personalized Laser Etched Cheese Boards

For Christmas this year we made our families personalized cheese boards harvested from a fallen limb in our backyard. The wood was dried, cut, planed, sanded, laser etched, and oiled with our very own spoon butter. Spoon butter adds a

Personalized Laser Etched Cheese Boards

For Christmas this year we made our families personalized cheese boards harvested from a fallen limb in our backyard. The wood was dried, cut, planed, sanded, laser etched, and oiled with our very own spoon butter. Spoon butter adds a

Toothpaste BEAM Pummer

I used the cap of a toothpaste bottle on the bottom of my pummer as a stand. This pummer has two LEDs that charge during the day and pulse into the night. The circuit uses a 2.5 volt 10 Farad

Toothpaste BEAM Pummer

I used the cap of a toothpaste bottle on the bottom of my pummer as a stand. This pummer has two LEDs that charge during the day and pulse into the night. The circuit uses a 2.5 volt 10 Farad

Stamped Kids Shirt and Customized Clothespins

I have started making some things out of all the cloth I’ve been printing as demonstrations for classes I teach at the Ann Arbor Art Center.  The prints have been made using soft rubber blocks and stamped with Versacraft ink.

Stamped Kids Shirt and Customized Clothespins

I have started making some things out of all the cloth I’ve been printing as demonstrations for classes I teach at the Ann Arbor Art Center.  The prints have been made using soft rubber blocks and stamped with Versacraft ink.

Exhibition and New Work

I’m excited to be showing some new work in the upcoming faculty exhibition at the Ann Arbor Art Center.  The exhibition titled Forward Tension  will introduce my newest and in progress work Part as well as select pieces from The Ministries of

Exhibition and New Work

I’m excited to be showing some new work in the upcoming faculty exhibition at the Ann Arbor Art Center.  The exhibition titled Forward Tension  will introduce my newest and in progress work Part as well as select pieces from The Ministries of

Yo Gabba Puppets

Our daughter is crazy for Yo Gabba Gabba and she wanted to make a DJ Lance Rock sock puppet.  I threw in some “Gabba Friends” finger puppets.  Being crazy for packing thing in containers, she absolutely needed the radio box.

Yo Gabba Puppets

Our daughter is crazy for Yo Gabba Gabba and she wanted to make a DJ Lance Rock sock puppet.  I threw in some “Gabba Friends” finger puppets.  Being crazy for packing thing in containers, she absolutely needed the radio box.

It’s ad hoc, but it covers.

The kids’ old tent bit the dust.  It’s fair, it was a hand me down that survived 4 kids (and 2 of them are seriously wild).  So, at 10pm I got it in my head we had to have a

It’s ad hoc, but it covers.

The kids’ old tent bit the dust.  It’s fair, it was a hand me down that survived 4 kids (and 2 of them are seriously wild).  So, at 10pm I got it in my head we had to have a

2013 T-Shirt Batch 01 – Leaf and Knit

Progress has been a little slow in the studio. We’ll be updating Zach’s tee shirt arsenal and free downloadable vectors throughout the year. More to come. Download it here: Leaf and Knit Pattern EPS

2013 T-Shirt Batch 01 – Leaf and Knit

Progress has been a little slow in the studio. We’ll be updating Zach’s tee shirt arsenal and free downloadable vectors throughout the year. More to come. Download it here: Leaf and Knit Pattern EPS

Published in Design Solare

Some of our BEAM robotic creations were featured in an Italian book about solar design and applications. Our copy arrived in the mail today. These little robots have been published in books and magazines from five different countries now. Unfortunately,

Published in Design Solare

Some of our BEAM robotic creations were featured in an Italian book about solar design and applications. Our copy arrived in the mail today. These little robots have been published in books and magazines from five different countries now. Unfortunately,

Styrofoam Printing Plates

Our 3 yr old daughter has just learned to write her name and doesn’t yet have the patience to write it the 20 times needed for her school valentines.  So, we made a styrofoam plate of her name so she

Styrofoam Printing Plates

Our 3 yr old daughter has just learned to write her name and doesn’t yet have the patience to write it the 20 times needed for her school valentines.  So, we made a styrofoam plate of her name so she

Hand Print Workshop

I just put together a few demos for an upcoming Hand Print workshop I may be teaching.  These were simple, quick motifs to show potato printing, rubber block, and hand drawn screen print.

Hand Print Workshop

I just put together a few demos for an upcoming Hand Print workshop I may be teaching.  These were simple, quick motifs to show potato printing, rubber block, and hand drawn screen print.

A Very Laser Thanksgiving

The holidays bring out the crafty in us and this year we hosted Thanksgiving so we had to get extra fancy.  We wanted one big table so we used 2 pieces of plywood braced with 2×4′s.  We covered that with

A Very Laser Thanksgiving

The holidays bring out the crafty in us and this year we hosted Thanksgiving so we had to get extra fancy.  We wanted one big table so we used 2 pieces of plywood braced with 2×4′s.  We covered that with

Mr. Bunny Pattern

We’ve decided to close our Etsy shop.  Years before Etsy & Threadless, we had an online store selling printed shirts, posters accessories and learned that we didn’t really like doing mass (or mini) production.  However, with the advent of Etsy

Mr. Bunny Pattern

We’ve decided to close our Etsy shop.  Years before Etsy & Threadless, we had an online store selling printed shirts, posters accessories and learned that we didn’t really like doing mass (or mini) production.  However, with the advent of Etsy

Tiny Duct Tape Double

I’ve never been too pleased with the result of the duct tape douple, diy dress form method for myself.  However, for our daughter it worked out great.  Kids have so few curves and so much less fitting in clothes that

Tiny Duct Tape Double

I’ve never been too pleased with the result of the duct tape douple, diy dress form method for myself.  However, for our daughter it worked out great.  Kids have so few curves and so much less fitting in clothes that

A Return…Work in Progress

And to wrap up our return to the studio is the start of some new work.  These are some images of sketches for wall installations featuring laser cut drywall woven with thread.  I’m still working through ideas but am excited

A Return…Work in Progress

And to wrap up our return to the studio is the start of some new work.  These are some images of sketches for wall installations featuring laser cut drywall woven with thread.  I’m still working through ideas but am excited

A Return…Sunday Studio

We’re wrapping up the freelance work and are resuming our Sunday Studios.  Most recently we had our nieces over for some intro to sewing lessons.  Both girls chose fabric from our stash and made a basic skirt.  They were introduced

A Return…Sunday Studio

We’re wrapping up the freelance work and are resuming our Sunday Studios.  Most recently we had our nieces over for some intro to sewing lessons.  Both girls chose fabric from our stash and made a basic skirt.  They were introduced

A Return…The House

We’ve added a deck as well as some much needed earth moving and planting to retain ground.  The guys doing the work (Appel Environmental Design and Durrie Design & Build, both in Ann Arbor) did fantastic work and it’s so

A Return…The House

We’ve added a deck as well as some much needed earth moving and planting to retain ground.  The guys doing the work (Appel Environmental Design and Durrie Design & Build, both in Ann Arbor) did fantastic work and it’s so

Ordinarily Extraordinary Ideas Giclee Prints

Ordinarily Extraordinary Ideas is an ongoing series of prints that aims to distribute our ideas and inventions. We hope to maximize each thought by sharing concepts, printed works, usable vectors, and other creative materials both virtual and tangible. Some of

Ordinarily Extraordinary Ideas Giclee Prints

Ordinarily Extraordinary Ideas is an ongoing series of prints that aims to distribute our ideas and inventions. We hope to maximize each thought by sharing concepts, printed works, usable vectors, and other creative materials both virtual and tangible. Some of

Free Yarn Vector Download

We need to create a vector ball of yarn for our Ordinarily Extraordinary poster series. Download it here:Yarn Ball EPS  

Free Yarn Vector Download

We need to create a vector ball of yarn for our Ordinarily Extraordinary poster series. Download it here:Yarn Ball EPS  

Sunday Studio – Eric and the Homework Robot

Our nephew, Eric, stayed the weekend with us. During studio time we helped teach him Gimp, an open source drawing program, and then print to a laser printer to etch and cut a plaque out of birch plywood.

Sunday Studio – Eric and the Homework Robot

Our nephew, Eric, stayed the weekend with us. During studio time we helped teach him Gimp, an open source drawing program, and then print to a laser printer to etch and cut a plaque out of birch plywood.

Sunday Studio – Indoor Fogponic Gardening, Magnet Motors and Miniature Windmills

My brother and dad came over to spend a day trying out some of the ideas we talk about. We worked on turning stepper motors into miniature vertical windmills, completed Fogponic Grow Box V2, and made an electromagnetic motor. The

Sunday Studio – Indoor Fogponic Gardening, Magnet Motors and Miniature Windmills

My brother and dad came over to spend a day trying out some of the ideas we talk about. We worked on turning stepper motors into miniature vertical windmills, completed Fogponic Grow Box V2, and made an electromagnetic motor. The

BEAM Single and Dual Engine Vibrobot

BEAM Vibrobots use pager motors to move. I used what’s known as a BEAM “solar engine” (Type 1 “FLED” variety), pager motors, solar cells, paperclips, and some heat shrink to build a couple of Vibrobots this weekend.

BEAM Single and Dual Engine Vibrobot

BEAM Vibrobots use pager motors to move. I used what’s known as a BEAM “solar engine” (Type 1 “FLED” variety), pager motors, solar cells, paperclips, and some heat shrink to build a couple of Vibrobots this weekend.

Sunday Studio – Posters, Camera Cases, and Indoor Gardening

The studio got an overhaul for more guest workspace.  Andy Tanguay visited and worked on leather laser cut camera cases.  Kim and Zach fulfilled poster orders then Kim worked on her stitch artwork and Zach worked on his next indoor

Sunday Studio – Posters, Camera Cases, and Indoor Gardening

The studio got an overhaul for more guest workspace.  Andy Tanguay visited and worked on leather laser cut camera cases.  Kim and Zach fulfilled poster orders then Kim worked on her stitch artwork and Zach worked on his next indoor

Stone Water Break

We didn’t want to put eaves or gutters on our house. To protect against erosion we gathered stones from around the yard and made a water break under the overhang.

Stone Water Break

We didn’t want to put eaves or gutters on our house. To protect against erosion we gathered stones from around the yard and made a water break under the overhang.

Sunday Studio – Custom Toy Box Table

Gabe and Tina DeBord drew, scanned, digitally traced, and laser etched sides for their boy’s toy table.

Sunday Studio – Custom Toy Box Table

Gabe and Tina DeBord drew, scanned, digitally traced, and laser etched sides for their boy’s toy table.

On Site Lumber Milling

      Gary Flint, the owner of the on site mill, set up in our driveway and ran our white oak and a neighbor’s cherry tree through the saw. Our tree needed some fine tuning with the chainsaw to

On Site Lumber Milling

      Gary Flint, the owner of the on site mill, set up in our driveway and ran our white oak and a neighbor’s cherry tree through the saw. Our tree needed some fine tuning with the chainsaw to

Free Water Molecule Pattern Download

We created a repeatable water molecule pattern to use in our Ordinarily Extraordinary poster series that is available for free. Download it here: Water Molecule EPS  

Free Water Molecule Pattern Download

We created a repeatable water molecule pattern to use in our Ordinarily Extraordinary poster series that is available for free. Download it here: Water Molecule EPS  

Laser Etched Block Printing

My first attempt at making a laser etched linoleum block.  I used our repeat knit pattern design (which is available as a free download on our site) from the Wool Recycling Machine Poster and did a test run.  It could

Laser Etched Block Printing

My first attempt at making a laser etched linoleum block.  I used our repeat knit pattern design (which is available as a free download on our site) from the Wool Recycling Machine Poster and did a test run.  It could

Carboy Fogponic Garden

The Carboy Fogponic Garden is a vertical growing system that uses an ultrasonic mister  and nutrient enriched water to keep plants at optimal humidity and temperature.  It’s geared toward the lazy grower.  Someone who likes the idea of fresh food,

Carboy Fogponic Garden

The Carboy Fogponic Garden is a vertical growing system that uses an ultrasonic mister  and nutrient enriched water to keep plants at optimal humidity and temperature.  It’s geared toward the lazy grower.  Someone who likes the idea of fresh food,