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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Moroccan Pendant: Painting Stripes

     Just like how an auto-shop paints stripes onto cars, I've used similar techniques/steps to paint stripes onto my lamp. A more custom look is achieved along with an increased longevity that cannot be attained from a vinyl decal.
A very crucial material for crisp (almost always) flawless lines is the 3M 471 vinyl tape. I used the 1/2" and let me tell you this stuff isn't cheap but in the end, so worth it. One roll will usually get me through 1.5 lamps. A few (but not all) of the other materials included: masking tape/paper, acrylic enamel paint, 2000 grit wet/dry sandpaper, and high performance polish. 

I've listed the steps taken to complete the stripes but left out any greater detail to each one just because it gets too wordy and this is already lengthy enough.

  • Tape/mask off both sides and inside
  • Place into spray booth and use tack cloth to remove debris
  • Paint 2 coats of primer
  • Measurement/mark 1" stripes around entire pendant
  • Label each stripe with its designated color

  • Mask off, in blue tape, the first color stripe around entire pendant
  • Mask off with paper and tape the areas not painting
  • Place into spray booth and use tack cloth to remove debris 
  • Prepare paint, spray gun/compressor for painting
  • Spray 5 coats of 1st color
  • Leave to dry (time will vary on temperature/humidity)
  • Remove taped off areas
  • Repeat this section 7 more times

  • After all stripes are painted, wet sand entire surface
  • Repaint any that need touch up
  • Wet sand again if touch-up was needed
  • Place into spray booth and use tack cloth to remove debris
  • Prepare paint, spray gun/compressor for painting
  • Spray 3 coats of clear coat
  • Dry overnight
  • Wet sand
  • Remove all masked off paper & tape
  • Polish








Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Lighting: Current / Up & Coming

Here's a look at some of the latest designs in lighting that I've been coveting. While I usually gravitate towards colorful objects these pieces have me loving the neutral pallet.




























Tom Dixon Beat Collection in matte grey w/silver interior | Beat table lamp 
Tom Dixon Plane Collection: Plane Chandelier | Plane Pendant in round or triangle

































Roll & Hill Fiddlehead Collection by Jason Miller:  Fiddlehead Pendant in smoke & clear |  Fiddlehead Cantilever 
Roll & Hill Gridlock Collection by Phillipe Malouin: Gridlock 7440






























Marcel Wanders Valentine Chandelier

















Poetic Lab Ripple








































Sebastian Scherer Diamond Pendants | Iris Pendant

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Little Success Milestones


July 2013: First Prototype received - Moroccan Pendant

August: Select colors for side stripe on Moroccan

September (thru Dec): Mock-up spray booth
                                  Trial & error painting 8 diff color stripes

December: 2 turned wooden bases for Small table lamp

January 2014: Open business banking account

February: Colored cord selecting for Small table lamp
                Receive sample of corrected shape from manufacturer
                Receive canopies,cables,grippers, cords for Moroccan pendant
                Commission  artist for 2 ceramic shades for Small table lamp

March: Create & launch website

April: Cloth covered wire arrives for Small table lamp
          New spray booth & final clear coat on the Moroccan stripes



                                                        Upcoming:                                                                 
5 new powder coated Moroccan pendants
2 Finished Small table lamp prototypes
Moroccan photo shoot
Start on Citic pendant


*most of these images you can find on my instagram.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014