Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day Photo Dump

Between hosting Santa Barbara Forge and Iron's first First Thursday event, building a climbing wall in Bernd's backyard, installing a cool handrail, and eating Korean food, my last few weeks have merged in to a jumble of activity. Here's to the end of summer.

This lamp will eventually reside in my living room, but for now it sits in our show-room. It's sort of an industrially-inspired work lamp, with a few forged shenanigans thrown in. And it's fully adjustable.

To my knowledge, I've never had Korean food. Erica changed that—with a vengeance. Yes, it's all as good as it looks. You should check out to fully indulge in Erica's culinary genius.

Since last winter, Bernd and I have schemed about adding an upper-headwall to his modest backyard climbing structure. Finally, in one busy Sunday afternoon, we made it happen, with the aid of Finn, Hjordis, and ginger-snap cookies. The structure stands about as high as the legendary Shed wall, and touts just as much linear feet of climbing, but the transition from super-steep to off-vertical adds a very interesting component. Good times, indeed.

After forging, assembling, and installing a rather elaborate Oaxacan-style gate at his beautiful residence, Steve Rogers commissioned SBFI to build a series of handrails leading up his front entrance. The aesthetic was still in the classic Oaxacan style—strong, slightly imposing, yet elegantly simple—but I threw in some details of my own, particularly in the brackets that supported the handrail. Thank you, Steve, for being such an amenable and supportive client!