Sunday, August 01, 2010

Long Overdue

This post is long overdue. I've been working a ton lately and feel pretty fortunate that we are as busy as we are in the current economy. Thought I would do a quick post on my latest project and direct you all to a new home remodel blog. All of us at studiobuild are currently working on a large remodel in Hyde Park in Kansas City. The owner has started a blog documenting the progress Dwelling 3918 . Wish us luck and I'll do my best to keep updating.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Awesome Video on Chair Construction

I spotted this over at Plastolux, but I had to share with you. Studiobuild is getting ready to prototype some dining chairs so this video really hit home.
Check out the story here.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Studiobuild Has Moved

Some of you already know but Studiobuild has officially moved from my garage to shop / office space. I partnered up with an old college buddy who goes by "Montana" , we quickly proceeded to get more and more work and my garage just wasn't large enough to contain us. We've partnered up with Acronym Designs to share our space. Its been two weeks in the new shop and we have yet to move to many tools in but it already is nice to have an office and a larger shop. Here are a few pics of the new space it should look a little better once we get the tools moved and set up.
We are looking for a roommate, our first floor office you see here is sitting vacant. So if any of you creative types knows of someone who would like a small office space we are pretty flexible on rent. We have communal space to share with a private lockable office. Email for details.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Cool House

After my last post it sounds as if a few of you still look at this blog. The general consensus is for me to post about whatever I'm up to and whatever I want to share.

Today the task is simple. You should check out the photos of this nice house. It is a good example of how such a simple house can fuction and look really nice.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Two Month Hiatus.

The past few months I've completely let this blog go. I am writing this post asking you my readers how I should proceed. The best I can tell my daily readers still check here daily. I find myself in a predicament on how to move forward. This blog started right around four years ago when I bought my first house, it started because I thought it would be fun to document my remodel. I had a blast and the best advice I can give to anyone who buys and remodels their first house is to blog about the adventure, looking back at your post is great. I have been at a crossroads on which way to take this blog for a while now (well probably for most of 2009 ). Our house has reached the dreaded point of 95% completion, some may say why only 95%. All homeowners can attest that there is always something to do and my architecture comrades can attest that we are somewhat of a perfectionist group. While I have several things on my list to redo / repair / add to our home project the projects are happening at a slower pace. So I am asking for your help could those of you who follow this blog please comment or email me with any tips / advice you have on how to move forward.

Here are a few ideas I have been tossing around in my head for the last month on how to keep posting regularly.
1. Stop posting on this blog, let it serve as a slice in time as my first home remodel start a new blog about my current work / life.
2. Say to hell with trying to keep the Drummond home blog about my house and just blog about what I'm working on / doing regardless of the topic.
3. Begin posting about other projects I find interesting across the country.
4. Buy another home to remodel and blog about it ( if you suggest this one please email for my address as I'll need some investors )

I'll update the list with any good suggestions. If I don't get any I guess nobody reads this anymore anyway and I'll quite worrying about going months between post.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Its been way to long.

Sorry for the lack of updates lately. I have been super busy working on projects at Studiobuild. We have been leading a pretty boring life of work, work, party, work. Here is a pic of the custom desk I just finished building.

Monday, October 12, 2009

LA Trip Post #2 ; Funky Junk Farms

I mentioned in my previous post about the amazing party I attended while in LA. I have to say this was probably the most interesting party I've ever attended. I don't quite know why the party was so amazing to me, maybe I secretly want a vintage camper more than I thought. I heard that we would be attending a party at an old Trout farm that was owned by an artist couple who just happened to have a serious addiction to vintage campers. I was a little apprehensive at first, all doubt were erased as soon as we entered through a gate and onto what could only be described as a folk art paradise. Rounding the corner into the trailer park was quite the experience. Just a list of objects in attendance sets the tone. Around 100 people, chef preparing soft tacos for guest, yard beer, many many fire pits, a barrista and large espresso maker, several vintage campers, a dance shack. I was amazed at the collection of folk art and sculpture scattered throughout the park, it was an eclectic mix and one I wish I was talented enough to gather.A few shots from the lens of Bob Greenspan.