Tuesday, February 6, 2007


After one of our kitchen walls was left blank, i decided to turn the emptiness into an opertunity for a quick art project. I decided to paint a giant squid in the kitchen, after coming up with the design I projected it onto the wall/ceiling with an opaque projector, traced it and then painted it with speedball ink….. looking back it would have been truely amazing if i had used accual squid ink to paint with, but i like it anyway.

things weren’t looking so good at first

posted by Justin at 6:31 pm  

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Building a workspace


Since the construction of my room about a year ago (see photos) i having been meaning to build myself a desk. Since the corner where the desk will go is rounded it seemed like custom building it was a better option then getting something store bought, plus i like building things and would get a chance to revive what little carpentry skills i might have. Here are some photos of the process and finished workspace. i think it turned out rather nice.
Now what to do with it? :D
Thanks to Peter for lending me the tools.

hot springs
I used a sheet of 3/4 inch [[wikipedia:birch]] plywood. Here the shape has already been cut with a jigsaw.

Here is a view of the slider that will support the fold up extension.

hopeIn addition to the two front legs the desk will be anchored to the wall for extra support.

dadThe walls have been masked in perparation for coating the wood with a [[wikipedia:polyurethane]] finish (4 coats)

playaA close up of the foldable extension, wood stripping, and the finish on the wood.

steamHaving finished the main desk, i quickly realised that i would need a little storage space since the desk doesn’t have any drawers. i decided to build a shelving unit that would sit above the desk… this would prove to be trickier and more time consuming then the desk.

Ironing on the wood stripping.

sci-fiGetting the same [[wikipedia:polyurethane]] finish as the desktop.

frozenfinally up, anchored to the wall.

mantisAll finished.

bjornWith the shelf above.

totterHere is a wide shot were you can see the cable lighting system i put in to light the workspace.

There are a few more photos on my Smugmug gallery

posted by Justin at 12:01 am  

Monday, October 10, 2005

Building Home

Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
Some images from the contruction of my room in the loft and other creative solutions for modern living style. Big thanks to Joe for all of his awesome construction and wood working expertise.

The original painting studio (soon to be my new room) before construction. The floor has been scraped and is about to get it’s first sanding

The framing of the studio coming down

The first plans of the rounded window corner

Loading in supplies

Framing the room

Living is a mess

Time-lapse drywall shot

The union boss takes a brake

The only insulated room in the house

The glowing corner and framing of the loft

From inside

The corner without the outside panes of plexi-glass

Completed exterior of the room

Door to access the heating unit and unpained walls (bottom of the loft)

Completed closet and ladder

Almost completed interior. Home sweet home

posted by Justin at 8:22 pm  
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