As you can probably see, it's been a while since we last posted! Once thing's for sure, It's not because we've been ignoring our site, or our fans. It's because we've been focused on finishing Writer's Block, which has taken us more than a year to complete. If you would have asked us 16 months … Continue reading Writer’s Block: Reflections
BIG NEWS! We were notified yesterday that our work has been featured in a new book: "Art Without Waste: 500 Upcycled & Earth-Friendly Designs", by Patty K Wongpakdee. Here is a brief description of the book's focus: "Art Without Waste features 500 upcycled and Earth-friendly designs from cutting-edge designers, illustrators and artists around the world. … Continue reading We’re one of the top 500!!
Amidst the hustle and bustle of constantly searching for odds-and-ends, doing barn, garage, and basement raids for goodies, and working on a few commissioned pieces, we've realized we haven't posted anything in a long time! So, we just changed that! After months of slowly making progress on Writer's Block, we'll be posting some photos soon … Continue reading Where has the time gone?
After three months, we've finally completed soaking, scrubbing, and sorting the massive number of typeset blocks. Needless to say, our fingers are raw, the sink is trashed, but the blocks look GREAT! Here's a few shots of what the sink looked like immediately after completing phase 1. It took two hours to get most (80%) … Continue reading Cleaned and sorted, but only halfway there.
We're diligently sifting, sorting, and cleaning this massive number of old printer's blocks, and it's proved to be quite a challenge. Removing 40+ years of ink residue is not easy, especially since the blocks vary from being 100% wood, 100% metal, or metal faced on wood block. Using an arsenal of brushes, steel wool, power … Continue reading Ink Archeologist
No, it's not what you think. Actually, it's the title for our latest commissioned piece we'll be working on over the next several months. The clients have a large office in their home, and they want custom-built bookshelves that fit underneath each of the two large windows on the east and west sides of the … Continue reading A writer’s block…of sorts.
Crunching Numbers is finally patented! It has been a long an interesting process - one that has spanned a little more than a year. Like many things legal, there are many steps that had to be taken, rules to follow, and paperwork to file to make things successful. Not being legal experts, and unfamiliar with … Continue reading Patented…finally
We just found out yesterday that we've been selected as a recipient of The Network: Young Professionals of the Quad Cities 3rd Annual YP Community Impact Awards! Re:form will be receiving the 2013 Innovation Award, which recognizes us for embracing the entrepreneurial spirit, and helping the Quad Cities grow! What more can we say? We're … Continue reading We’re honored!
We've officially been commissioned to do three customized Crunching Numbers G4 tables for a large company with offices in Israel! How cool is that!? Originally, the order was to do one table, but after tossing-around a few ideas, the order has now turned into two tables, with a third customized one on the way!
After a long night of sifting through dozens of images, we've finally settled on our favorites. And with that we've officially made Hexcentric public. check-out its new product page for more details!
We were finally able to get "Hexcentric" photographed a little over a week ago, and sifting through the proofs has been a very daunting task! Dick Oberg, our photographer, has given us so many amazing photos, that it's hard to choose the best ones! We hope to have images and complete information posted by the … Continue reading So many photos, so little time
We had a great turnout for the annual Midcoast December Gallery Hop, and we had great hosts! Many thanks to the entire crew of The Grape Life for being so supportive! Now that our limited-edition "Hexcentric" bookshelf/library table has been unveiled, it's time to get some real photographs shot and the info on our site! … Continue reading After a succesful Art Hop, time to get things photographed
It's been a long journey. Many months ago, we first sketched our concept for our upcoming product (code name: "wedge"). Since then, we've found out just how complex simplicity can be. Like our other designs, we want an elegant yet simple aesthetic rather than unnecessary hardware. After several revisions to our design, we set out … Continue reading Custom hardware is finally fabricated!
After a month of searching and talking to various blasting/powder coating facilities, we've finally found one that meets our needs. Many thanks to the crew at Tully Industrial for keeping us moving. We'll definitely put them to the test!
What a whirlwind the last week has been! With the help of a feature article in the Quad City Times, some pickups by respectable sites, and blogs by our many fans and followers, we've seen an explosion in new inquiries, orders, and fan traffic! Thanks to all who have helped spread the word about our … Continue reading Holy smokes! We’re viral!
A feature article about re:form was featured on the front page of the Home & Garden section of today's Quad City Times! Wow! We almost feel like celebrities! Here's a link to the story: http://qctimes.com/lifestyles/home-and-garden/couple-turns-castaway-parts-into-coffee-tables/article_f5b33e36-e889-11e1-b1dd-001a4bcf887a.html
That's right! The Quad City Times is doing a feature story on us in the Sunday edition of the Home & Garden section. We can't wait to see the article! Be sure to check our Facebook page for links and updates.