Beauty in the Beast of decay

IMAGENAMEHEREIf one of our pieces of art can have a function as well, we enjoy it doubly. By designing pieces of practical Sculpt like this bookshelf, for interiors and for landscape locations, we try to blur the space between art and crafts.

A lot of our designs are ‘nature-led’ and we often like to react to something that Nature has already started upon. For us, we see this as working ‘with’ Nature – our design aim being to blend not conflict.

The ‘look’ of all cityscapes and most landscapes has been driven by the nature of generations of people. Whatever designers and artists create, they contribute thus compound upon the past. For example, I’ve often heard critics complain about new buildings as being like carbuncles on the landscape but some will have thought that in silence about Pyramids and probably Ziggurats.

Our ‘Nature’ includes these as part of the whole. We are usually adaptive in our ways, preferring to evolve everything from a logo design to a factory conversion, taking the maturity that has been already been established and progressing it. It is rare that you will ever hear us say “Scrap it and start again from scratch”.

This is not Feng Shui nor does it follow other published ways of design. We align our new design works by observing the ways of our own Nature and ‘following through’.

Some say we are the ‘New Rustics’ and that our designs look a bit Japanese but however they sit, they are rooted from an inner instinct that crosses cultures and makes for comfortable living.

We use ‘Design’ to discover a solution, not to create a problem.

~~~~~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ waves from Grant

Experience a New Board Game in the design stage

Experience a New Board Game in the design stageA busy moment here at the HoBB, for as well as drawing cartoons and illustrations, I have also devised a new board game with Peter Scott. It now needs the enthusiasm of someone well versed in playing and developing board games and if this is you then get in touch as it will be good to have your input; and ‘part own’ the project.

Most of the ‘game’ thoughts we have, result in educational aids on the theme of ‘Closure’, so if you’d like to work alongside us on such projects or generally experience the buzz of thinking with creatives, contact me with a bit about yourself and your own fine aims.
Ride the Waves ~~~~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ Grant