It's like magic, really. Not that we could make an animated gif that shows our Armadillo coffee table transmuting from walnut to oak and back again ad infinitum. Nor that we could make the two versions of the same table in exactly the same way and at exactly the same size. No, what's magic, really, is that the Horsehead Crating interns managed to place the two tables in precisely the same location to enable this low-tech illusion to work so prettily. Sure, the captains of that lunatic crew have done much of this capably in the past but those boys are highly trained monkeys. The interns? Like newborn gorillas, stumbling over their own feet. Coming soon to the shop section of the site and to our new showroom (the oak table that is, not the newborn gorillas).
Our old friend the 3-drawer Sheep Credenza got himself some new pants and a pair of new kicks. Same lovely walnut jacket, for sure, but we've paired it here with our almost-production-ready Sheepadillo 2.0 base. As we've written about elsewhere this base is, well, based on our Armadillo coffee table and it's about to become a standard option for all of our storage products. Shown here in our brand new showroom space which, we swear, will be open to the good people of Denver in the coming months.
More good newness and new goodness: a place for all of your stuff, plus room to grow. True, for our purposes, these are way too big, unless we were to suddenly expand our suit collections and add a few hundred new pairs of tighty-whities. We're more buy-a-few-nice-things-and-wear-them-forever sort of guys but we know we're in the minority—plus no one around here cares much if we wear the same thing every day. Both of these handsome lads sit on that new 2.0 Sheepadillo base we're always going on about, stylish with either the forming plywood or the American black walnut. Some version of this hanging-with-drawers configuration will show up in the new production catalog later in the year. For now just try to think of what you'd do with this much extra storage.
Two lovely pieces by two guys we've never met: at left, Bird (Blue) by Michael Whiting (he of the RiNo Rhino, Pinky and Mr. Green, and Lucky Rabbit Head and Little Green Man); and at right, Gold Leaf Skull by Joseph Martinez.
Here, the first published photo from our new showroom space, unless of course you count our Instagram feed (which of course we do). So alright, maybe not the first published photo from our new showroom space but the first public acknowledgement that we have a new showroom space that we'll be outfitting for official showroomy business over the coming months. This beast here is an oddly proportioned custom 6-drawer Sheep dresser in solid white oak. Notable, if you're feeling generous, are those new-look solid oak Sheep legs which we've decided we like. So much so that we're going to add them as a standard option along with those solid wood drawer pulls. More photos from the new space to come along with all those new products we've been typing about over the past few years.
First off, this is very nice and unexpected: our lovely two-seater Crane Bench in the April 2013 issue of Dwell. They didn't call us to ask us any questions, they just came to our site, grabbed an image from our downloads page, read our marketing copy and went to work. Just how it's supposed to be. One small problem though: it's Dexter Thornton, not Deter Thornton. Sure, an honest mistake, just a typo, and no doubt copy editors and proofreaders have overlooked far worse (and no doubt we've got worse lurking on this site). But what a treat for us! Our man has a strange Gypsy superpower: almost no one remembers his name correctly on first meeting. It's true. We've got a board full of the names he's been called around town, and we'll end this post with a full rundown of the current set: Devon, Dusty, Dennis, Derek, Dime Bag, Stewart, Kessler, Alistair, Chester, Baxter, Declan, Jackson, Tyson, Drexler, Preston, Rustin and Stu. So Swell magazine, thanks for the press and keep up the good work.
These shots here are details from the sand-blasted cor-ten steel doors of our NOL tallboy shipping container, which we use for storage of parts and material and which is where our panel saw lives. If you don't know cor-ten and you don't know what the hell NOL is and you don't know that shipping containers come in sizes called tallboys then that last sentence is pretty much nonsensical. But still the pictures of that rusty steel and that fresh NOL logo are pretty and who reads this blather anyway?
In honor of gaining an hour of evening sun and the quick melting of yesterday's snow and the fact that upper Larimer street, between Broadway and Downing in Denver, is now a two-way with bike lanes in both directions, here's a pair of details from another fresh mural. This one's on the northwest face of 3424 Larimer, in one of our hoods. Not sure which of these fine creatures we'd rather be pedaling with—the fella heading downtown or the one heading home. To help you decide for yourselves, there's a look with a bit more context after the jump.
This thing is awesome. We'd end it right there if we had any sense, but we tend to get a little wordy sometimes so what the hell? It's our Grasshopper lounge chair, of course, triple-wide. There's a double-wide version too, and it'll have optional upholstery if that's your thing. Or it'll just walk around naked like this one here, 'cause really, if we looked this good naked we'd walk around naked too. Coming soon to our revamped DoubleButter production catalog, with upholstery options for indoors and out, super-cushioned or real-firm—it'll be up to you.