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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Tiffany Baker - Smilehood & Other Stories

Tiffany Baker has a Solo Show!

I'm please to assist in announcing that Tiffany Baker is having a showing of her fine art work this weekend, the opening is Sunday  -  Show your Pratt Alum support if you are in the area!!

From the Artist:

"Smilehood and Other Stories" is an imaginative personal reflection dealing with themes of identity and the idea of place. Artist Tiffany Baker in her first solo show, delivers a snapshot of intimate past moments, rediscovered and reimagined for present day through paintings, 
drawings and archive material.

Tiffany's bio briefly:

Chicago native and artist, Tiffany Baker resides in Brooklyn and spends her days creating digital illustrations as a Senior Designer at CNNMoney. Her designs have gone to receive both the Investigative Journalism NACA and RTDNA Personal Finance awards.
Since graduating from Pratt Institute with a Bachelor’s of Industrial Design, Tiffany has continued to use her art to tell stories about the world that surrounds her.

You can Visit Tiffany's website below, visit her FB Page, or just drop by the opening!


Congratulations Tiffany!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Daniel Stevens

Daniel Stevens has a new website DAS DESIGN and it is a remarkable site filled with many of Daniels graphics, illustrations, patterns and more - work that I have been watching him lovingly and passionately generating over the past few years. He's been a busy man. 
Daniel notes on his site;

Founder Daniel Allen Stevens has 10 years of professional experience as a Graphic Designer and Illustrator. He's loaned his creative talents to the toy industry, home decor industry and apparel industry. 
The list of brands/companies and retailers Daniel's worked with consists of small startup companies to big name companies.

...Companies like Disney, Marvel, Dreamworks... and it shows. He regularly posts his submissions to Threadless,  

and the works above and below are only a few of those that he has available for sale. He's got an incredible eye (I think my main response to his work has been, "how did you do that!?) and a fresh view of branding, logo design, patterns, character development and illustration. It's wonderful to see the new site coming together. Congratulations Daniel! 


Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Zac Feltoon Design, LLC - Kivvit

Zac Feltoon has been busy!

Now, as; Zac Feltoon Design, LLC - he and his team have recently completed a beautiful interior
design project for Kivvit - a top, national public affairs firm. He's also updated and fine tuning his new website (click above or on image to link). This newly completed project shows a diverse range of powerful strengths in interior design, furniture design, project management, and associated architectural and contracting coordination issues. Congratulations Zac, this is a very fine space, lovely layout, beautiful furniture design, and that conference table is contract-furniture worthy for production! Congratulations Zac! Looking forward to seeing more work in the near future!

Kivvit Headquarters | Lower Manhattan
5500 Sq. Ft.
Kivvit is top national public affairs firm with expertise in local and national communications strategies.
Zac Feltoon Design lead Interior Design, Furniture Design, and Project Management.

Scope: Interior Design, Furniture Design, Sourcing & Procurement, Project Management
Kivvit, a top national public affairs strategy firm, approached us to design their new headquarters in Lower Manhattan that would represent their brand as a sleek, thoughtful, and focused firm. After scoping out the project and understanding the nature of how the Kivvit teams are adept at transitioning between working independently and in groups, we agreed on an open plan that would take advantage of the natural height of their new office space, but maintain existing conference rooms and work rooms for private meetings, calls, and impromptu strategy sessions. As part of the design development, we made sure to take ownership of their newly minted master brand color, affectionately dubbed: Kivvit Gold.

We went through many iterations of the layout for the space, making sure that with such a paired down construction timeframe, and a tight construction budget, that we would maximize effort by re-purposing existing architectural hardware such as the glass sliding doors, ceiling-mounted IT wire routing baskets, and limiting the amount of floor-channeling to the essential locations of the two East-side conference rooms.


Monday, February 8, 2016

Rachel Tublitz - Tublitzed

Tublitzed is the work and play of Rachel Tublitz

I'm a designer and front-end engineer with 8 years of professional experience.

Rachel graduated Pratt ID in 2008
Her website,  Tublitzed  is a direct and masterful 
realization of the intelligent designer, sharp artist, and easy playfulness
that Rachel wields so deftly. A few samples from her
site: Click on images to go to site.

click on the text above to meet the team! Will make you smile!

Rachel has some lovely images - the presentation on the Photos Page of images practically woven together, is startlingly beautiful. A couple here:

When asked if she'd like anything featured, this simple sentence; "I'd say....I'm working on the web building interactive software, living in NC's triangle area. You can feel free to pull whatever off the site if you want."

Well, yes. "It's simple, but it says it." Check out the site. And Tublitz & Tots - which is a lovely!!

Saturday, November 14, 2015


Ryan Rutherford
Ryan Rutherford, Pratt alum., continues to be a fantastic crossover designer/artist/fabricator/manufacturer consultant of illuminating ability.

A recent image from his Brutherford facebook page:
click on the image to go to the FB page

Some time before Christmas Ryan sent out an update - I meant to put it up, but have not dusted off this blog for quite some time. My apologies to Ryan and all.

Before he posted this;

It's that time of year. Old Chris M. Asstree is out and about.

I received (and so may you have) an email from Ryan to his general fans. I asked him if he wouldn't mind - maybe he minds now that it's three months later! Hope not. Here it is:

"How are you? Did you know i was still alive... and making things? I hope you're all doing well.

     I've successfully made the transition in to full time product development and manufacturing consulting and I've been really busy this year with client work and a few large scale personal projects. I do have a lot of new products under my belt that you'll be able to run out to the store and pick up soon, unfortunately i can't tell you about them until they launch. I'm also working on a new website that will incorporate a portfolio of my professional product development work as well as a new store and blog to share more of my process.

     Although this is all very exciting news it is not my primary reason for clogging up your inbox.

     In august I participated in the "No Toon Left Behind" show at Suburban Vinyl in Waldwick, NJ. I had a lot of fun creating the attached custom piece that incorporated some of my normal process but went far beyond my typical solutions in customization and decoration. The piece is called "You Can't Take It With You" and features a  skull inspired by Scrooge Mcduck, floating over a stack of doubloons under a large, heavyweight glass cloche. The piece is approximately 10" tall by 7" in diameter.

     The base sculpt for the skull was done with traditional materials and tools and then cast in silicone for reproduction as hollow, rotocast, polyurethane. The polyurethane is tinted to a bone color and once cured it is then hand carved and detailed to add cavities and fracture details. The beak is painted and top coated with a gloss to create a material contrast between the dry finish of the bone and then the entire piece is aged with a stain and dry brushing process. The top-hat is hand cut, heat formed and  assembled from sheet plastic. The dome is a high quality, heavy weight, scientific grade bell jar. The glasses are real metal frames with glass lenses. The doubloons are a combination of plated plastic coins and real metal replicas. The base is hand cut wood under a therm-o-formed polystyrene sheet.

      Needless to say this is significantly more work than i put in to my typical resin products. The piece sold at the show but i have gotten several requests for more pieces. Due to the amount of work and the cost of sourced materials I am not interested in doing these in my typical run size but i am willing to open this up to an edition of 10.  If you would like to purchase 1 of the 10 pieces for $750 please email me at Brutherford@Brutherford.com to reserve your piece. I expect to be able to complete the edition before the end of November.

I am Saying,

Copyright © 2015 Brutherford Industries, All rights reserved.
Keeping you updated on our projects.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Daniel Stevens - New Website

Congratulations to Daniel & his launch of his new website!
Daniel has been busy creating and submitting designs to Threadless in his spare time - For the above design he notes:

"Currently the #3 design out of 120 folks!!! Yay!! Share the link with friends so they can vote or possibly fund the design ($20+free shipping). The design will be sold on the site if:
- I win the competition
- 50 people fund
- My score is so high they decide to sell the shirt even though I lost."

from his site, he notes:

Brooklyn Artist/Designer Daniel Allen Stevens has 8 years of professional experience as a Designer and Illustrator. He's loaned his talents to the toy industry, home decor industry and apparel industry. 
The list of brands and companies Daniel's worked with consists of small startup companies to big name companies like; Disney, Warner Bros, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and Nickelodeon.

Congratulations on the site Daniel!

Support Kimberly Lewis - Grange Contest!

Pratt Alum and Friends; please lend your support for Kimberly! She has been invited to participate in a contest sponsored by Grange Furniture and your votes will help her!
She notes in a recent email:

Bonjour mes amis!
I am participating in a contest that the french furniture company Grange is hosting. If you are interested in winning a trip to Paris read on! 

Grange Furniture invited me to design an ambiance using their directoire console. They posted the five designer entries today (Mine being one of them!) They will be sending the blogger/designer with the most votes on their entry PLUS one of their blog readers (aka YOU!) to Paris in January to visit their booth at Maison et Objet which is a design trade show, as well as a visit to their factory in Lyon. I would absolutely love to win and possibly bring you with me! Here is how to enter! 

Step 1: Like Grange Furniture on Facebook 

Step 2: Like this photo: http://bit.ly/TakemetoParis

Merci beaucoup and bonne chance! 


See what she's been up to lately, here: