Monday, 19 December 2011


 2 More of the fire fighter lamps the copper one stands all most 4ft tall and is very regal, now sold,

and the brass one is around 2ft tall with an experimental finish to the lamp shade.


 Take a look at this cluster of overly lacquered, hard cold steel. I have been calling this style a 'strong arm'. Featuring a giant con rod from a barge and hand ground taps which in the process of removing the chrome has left a strange cubist finish which I am loving.

 3rd in the ss series has wacky internals featuring high temp red paint which gives a nice glow when illuminated.


 More madness from the man lab, these happen to be my favourite style desk lamp, both are almost the same. one green cable, now sold, the other maroon.

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Wednesday, 14 December 2011


New lamps ready to go!  grab this opportunity to grab a design icon, hand made in London, more photos, prices and descriptions to come in the next day or so, all images beautifully created by Mr Stuart York. Email Paul and Lizzie at for more info.

Friday, 9 December 2011


Always nice to check out the bric a brac at Spitalfeilds, have no idea what i am going to do with these puppies.

Thursday, 8 December 2011


This happens to be one hell of a cool shop and guess what - we are proud to announce that you can get rag and bone man stuff here! Get over and take a look - just heard that there is a late opening for Christmas shopping tonight! Check the blog

The Old Cinema is based in Chiswick and is London's only department store (Emporium) devoted to selling antique, vintage, retro, industrial and upcycled furniture - I could have easily lost hours in this place looking at some amazing pieces that have been found.


 Check out my new old toy, since having this gorgeous lump of steel about (a Myford Super 7 Lathe) my life has got easier. Need more tooling to make more jobs possible but its a joy to work on.

 One-off Villiers work light, nice.


Friday, 18 November 2011


 Job lot of 15 tractor seat bar stools completed! they should now be on an airplane heading to Singapore.

More images to come, thank you to all who helped me to make this happen.

Friday, 28 October 2011


 Chocks away, look what I managed to get my grubby paws on. NO I didn't find this on the Kingsland Road, I sourced this for a top secret commission.

 9 barrels, and 75 years of dirt, not the easiest thing I have ever taken apart but very interesting. Unfortunately she won't fit in my shot-blaster.

  This VERY HEAVY lump of nuts and bolts is actually a 1936 Lycoming R-680 Radial Aircraft Engine and would have come out of plane like this.

The Lycoming Manufacturing Company, now known as Lycoming Engines, built the motor. A R-680 successful trial came just two years after Charles Lindbergh flew his "Spirit of St. Louis" nonstop from New York to Paris marking the "golden age of aviation" and introduced Lycoming as the world's foremost piston aircraft engine manufacturer. Over the next twenty years, Lycoming built over 25,000 R-680 radial engines and established a worldwide reputation for excellence that has thrived ever since.


Now all I have to do is clean it, polish it and upcycle it to its new purpose....

Sunday, 16 October 2011


 Just finished this commission, loving the new maroon cable, managed to find these nice contemporary taps at the local scrapyard. Professional pictures on their way soon...along with our website.