Flat – what a change a day makes…

Sunday, November 5, 2006


Skirting board fitting.
Managed to get the skirting in by screwing it onto the wall in the end. Makes a real difference to a room. Learnt a lot about mitring corners and also sustained my first DIY accident! Chuck of finger removed with a masonry nail and hammer, still it was my left hand so thats ok!

Cottage Industry 2

Thursday, October 12, 2006

DIY BadgesBadges Done

So with the bug of doing short run’s of products myself, here’s my production line of badges! Available in packs of 2 and produced in 3 series: ‘fantastic plastic 1’ & ‘2’ and ‘Untitled’. My thanks to Martine for the badge production.

I’ve lost count of how many scalpel cuts I got doing these but it was worth it 🙂

Cottage Industry 1

Thursday, October 12, 2006


In true do-it-yourself style I’ve just finished designing and then producing 30 CD showreels for Lizzie, a voice over artist. There’s something fun about doing small run’s of hand finished products…

Shown: Voiceover showreel – CD design

Flat – Kitchens gone

Saturday, September 23, 2006


Remove kitchen
DIY Book, Aprox 1 hour
Designer Boys little book of DIY, Aprox 2.5 hours

My DIY guide – Part 1

Saturday, September 16, 2006

DIY in the flat

Chase Double socket into wall
DIY Book, Aprox 30 mins
Designer Boys little book of DIY, Aprox 3 hours

So today I started work on the electric’s in the flat. After reading up on how to chase (make them flush) double sockets into walls and seeing that the pictures made it look really simple I was ready for action. What these DIY books don’t tell you is what to do when you come across reinforced concrete.

So I’ve decided to make my own photo journey of “doing up my flat”. Here’s the first one, rewiring and sinking a double socket into a wall.

Note how I manage to get 2 spurs of cable through that bit of conduit, and also I’m colour blind… result!!