I won’t go into much detail as the finished product (sadly) went through another design firm, but these are the first sketches I produced for DunneFrankowski to be used in the new Coffee Masters competition.
Designed to be easily transportable and adaptable, the two level counter showed off sponsors’ equipment whilst providing good workflow for six different disciplines
I also took the bar module and created an idea for a possible trophy too, but a more traditional silver cup was chosen instead.
Just found this in the deepest part of my hard drive.
It’s the place mat for each of the sensory judges at Jordi’s WBC (World Barista Competition) competition.
Nothing ground breaking going on except a pretty design that helped keep the various glasses and cups out of the way of nervous shaky hands serving cappuccino.
Oh, wait, there is the little bit of text underneath the spot where the napkin sat.
A personal thank you to any judge that actually used the mandatory napkin.
The shelves finally up.
Craft Coffee, one of my favorite shops in London wanted to expand their retail area with a bit more product. Not wanting to fall into the trap of the cliché of scaff boards and steel conduit, I came up with this simple and adaptable design.
C4D render of ratchet strap shelves
A little sketching and a bit of fiddling in C4D I came up with the idea of using ratchet straps to pull the shelves into the wall, and a bracket that doubles as a shelf bracket and strap pulley at the same time.
I got to weld up the brackets thanks to Adam Lawrence at One Little Girl And A Can Of Gas who rented me a bench and mig welder. Not done any welding since 1996 when I worked at Spax so that was nice.
The happy owners
I still need to go back and tidy up the joins and set it all a touch straighter, but for this moment, it’s done.
As always the strangest of commissions landed on my lap.
“Bruno, can you replicate some artwork we’ve had made, 4 meters tall and on white glazed tiles?”
The answer was yes, but practically I had no idea. A quick ring-a-round my little black book and the incredible scenic painter Jason Line was on board. Together we worked to produce a mechanic and workflow to get the paint to stick to the glaze and not use Jason’s talents for mundane wall prep.
Since breaking my leg last year, I have spent a huge amount of time tying fishing flies. In April, thanks to a few commissions, I decided to wrap it all up into some form of business.
So far Ive had dressed flies commissioned and sent around the world, boxes of dries and most recently started teaching beginners to master the basics.
A may fly pattern of mine.
A dressed pattern I designed and tied, packaged up and sent to Canada
The first Super Fly Guy fly tying class at the Three Kings pub.
The Brand space that I constructed (not the tent) for Victorinox
August this year I build the furniture for the Victorinox Base camp at Wilderness festival.
Some of the furniture in situ
Originally just asked to teach a course in paracord braiding, the job escalated into build, rig and set dressing.
A pretty off piste braiding pattern on one of my hand made Victorinox jigs
Me teaching a class of wannabe paracorders
The finished result
I ended up staying the whole weekend the whole weekend whittling wood and teaching/sharing knots.
Me whittling a spoon with my Victorinox hunter knife.
The very first second of 2013 I uploaded an image of my self to Instagram , the goal, to re-instagram it each day for 2013.
Always using the HDR button and whatever filter made the most exciting picture, I steadily annoyed all of my followers with imperceptibly small daily changes to an already ugly picture. The video below is not just the culmination of a strangely hard project, it’s a thank you to all my followers who put up with my pink mushy feed for the last year. Especially markjamesworks dp_dubs gregtbrown and petefowler I hope you all have a tremendous New Year and a fabulous 2014, even if it is just thanks to the end of my dissolving face. Happy New Year Bruno
Click the pic to watch the video on Instagram