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My Early 3D Sketches Of The Inaugural @Coffee_Masters_ Competition Bar For @dunnefrankowski

Coffee Masters bar


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

coffee masters competition barCoffee Masters alt layoutI also took the bar module and created an idea for a possible trophy too, but a more traditional silver cup was chosen instead.

As restaurants and bars resume operations in some areas of the United States, CDC offers the following considerations for ways in which operators can protect employees, customers, and communities and slow the spread of COVID-19. Restaurants and bars can determine, in collaboration with state and local health officials, whether and how to implement these considerations, making adjustments to meet the needs and circumstances of the local community. Implementation should be guided by what is feasible, practical, acceptable, and tailored to the needs of each community. These considerations are meant to supplement—not replace—any state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations with which businesses must comply.

Guiding Principles to Keep in Mind

The more an individual interacts with others, and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread. The risk of COVID-19 spread increases in a restaurant or bar setting as follows:

  • Lowest Risk: Food service limited to drive-through, delivery, take-out, and curb-side pick up.
  • More Risk: Drive-through, delivery, take-out, and curb-side pick up emphasized. On-site dining limited to outdoor seating. Seating capacity reduced to allow tables to be spaced at least 6 feet apart.
  • Even More Risk: On-site dining with both indoor and outdoor seating. Seating capacity reduced to allow tables to be spaced at least 6 feet apart.
  • Highest Risk: On-site dining with both indoor and outdoor seating. Seating capacity not reduced and tables not spaced at least 6 feet apart.

COVID-19 is mostly spread by respiratory droplets released when people talk, cough, or sneeze but You can buy an N95 mask to stay safe. It is thought that the virus may spread to hands from a contaminated surface and then to the nose or mouth, causing infection. Therefore, personal prevention practices (such as handwashing, staying home when sick) and environmental cleaning and disinfection are important principles that are covered in this document. Fortunately, there are a number of actions operators of restaurants and bars can take to help lower the risk of COVID-19 exposure and spread.

Promoting Behaviors that Reduce Spread

Restaurants and bars may consider implementing several strategies to encourage behaviors that reduce the spread of COVID-19 among employees and customers.

  • Staying Home when Appropriate
    • Educate employees about when they should stay home and when they can return to work.
      • Actively encourage employees who are sick or have recently had a close contact with a person with COVID-19 to stay home. Develop policies that encourage sick employees to stay at home without fear of reprisal, and ensure employees are aware of these policies.
      • Employees should stay home if they have tested positive for or are showing COVID-19 symptoms.
      • Employees who have recently had a close contact with a person with COVID-19 should also stay home and monitor their health.
      • CDC’s criteria can help inform when employees they may return to work:
        • If they have been sick with COVID-19
        • If they have recently had a close contact with a person with COVID-19
  • Hand Hygiene and Respiratory Etiquette
    • Require frequent employee handwashing (e.g. before, during, and after preparing food; after touching garbage) with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and increase monitoring to ensure adherence.
    • In addition to any state or local requirements regarding glove use in restaurant operations, glove use is only recommended when removing garbage bags or handling and disposing of trash and when handling used or dirty food service items.
      • Employees should always wash their hands after removing gloves.
    • Encourage employees to cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue. Used tissues should be thrown in the trash and hands washed immediately with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
      • If soap and water are not readily available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

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Jordi Mestre WBC 2013 Sensory Mats | You Won’t Believe What Happened Next…

Just found this in the deepest part of my hard drive.

Jordi Mestre WBC


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.

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A personal thank you to any judge that actually used the mandatory napkin.


A New Shelving Concept (or shelves as they used to be called) | @Craft_Coffee

The shelves finally up.

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

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.

welding up the brackets

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

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.




Murals On Tiles in Frescobaldi Restaurant Mayfair

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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.

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Victorinox Basecamp | Wilderness Festival

The Brand space that I constructed (not the tent) for Victorinox

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

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

A pretty off piste braiding pattern on one of my hand made Victorinox jigs

Me teaching a class of wannabe paracorders

Me teaching a class of wannabe paracorders

The finished result

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.

Me whittling a spoon with my Victorinox hunter knife.

3d render of the DunneFrankowski x Nike+ fuelband experiental

@DunneFrankowski x Nike+ Fuelband

Haven’t found any decent pictures of the event online so decided to do a quick render of the layout I designed with Rob Dunne for a Nike+ Fuelband event.

fuelband grinding station

fuelband grinding station

3d render of the DunneFrankowski x Nike+ fuelband experiental

3d render of the DunneFrankowski x Nike+ fuelband experiental


Members of the press were given instruction in all things coffee and Aeropress whilst accruing Fuelband points for their manual coffee grinding efforts.

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progression of CT scan of skull to a symetrical lo-poly model to be flattened in Blender

“Projection Mapped” Mirror Skull

I was asked one evening by the Endless Reach guys if I would like to VJ at a halloween party, something subtle and psychedelic. Frankly the idea of spending 8 hours behind a laptop while everyone else has fun wasn’t too appealing.

As a compromise I suggested building a distorted mirror to play a long loop or even horror film at. The result would hopefully be exaggerated distortions thrown around the room.

A little more back and forth chat and I had persuaded myself to build faceted mirrorball skull, 2 meters high, for £50.  WOOPS!

 After a little mental RnD, I found a nice CT scan of a real human skull and set to work stripping it down and reducing the millions of polygons to a manageable quantity. This was then cut in half as a way to both make a symmetrical object and also save costs on pattern printing as all I would have to do is turn the sheet over. From here I needed to flatten the 3d into 2d polygons. Thanks to the guys at Inition and Devin who was sitting next to me at the time, we did a great three way research effort and found a plugin for Blender that would do the job for me. So I cracked open another bit of software and spat out the most horrifying array of triangles. Back to reducing the polygons again, and again and finally something that wasnt too scary.
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The Blender plugin had reduced my model to the minimum of islands and had annotated tabs for re-assembly, bloody marvellous. Unfortunately is was a terribly inefficient use of paper space for my pattern so I divided and reorganised the islands and annotated each polygon, just in case.
Flattened (A1 width) pattern for one half of the skull

Flattened (A1 width) pattern for one half of the skull

From here it was just a case of cutting the pattern (with a little help from Mike Kee), laminating some mylar mirror film to mount board, cutting the pattern out of that and then crying in the corner of the room, surrounded by triangular mirrors.

After regaining my composure it was just a task for some gaffa tape and some ingenious rigging to get the job done and assembled in the party space.

Pattern Cutting

This project had a certain production value from the outset so my “projection mapping” was going to reflect this. A quick photo on my phone of how the projection looked from the viewpoint of the projector lens and straight back to the computer to cut out all the background and white tape. Laminating machines are widely used in homes to save documents from wear and tear, improve their stability and strength. So, keep your projects safe!

Photograph from the projector lens as a base to start constructing the matte.

Photograph from the projector lens as a base to start constructing the matte.

Would have loved to have spent longer mapping the beast and to have had a much brighter projector so I could have mapped the lux to each polygon, but for £70 spend, I was ecstatic with the results and even got a remote controlled smoke machine in its mouth. What’s not to love?

Click the pick to see a (very) short video.

Now as if this post wasn’t long enough, I had enough scrap mylar to make myself an outfit.

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How do I look?

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If you would like to make one yourself, just download the second picture on this post, scale it to A4 and cut it out. This will give you the pattern to make one half of the mask, its up to you what material you use, just make sure it has a bit of stiffness (anything over 300gsm should be fine.)