Friday, October 30, 2009

Custom Tree Installation

Today was a first, I made my customer cry. (but it was a good cry). My dad and I installed a custom tree inside of her home. Mattie, I'm so pleased you like it, may it bring you many years of happiness!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

One of a kind

I love unusual shapes that mix organic with modern style. this sleek stainless "crunch" bowl rests on top of twisted steel "twigs".

Eco chic

I have to give my dad credit on this piece. Just as I was completing the last weld on this washer ball, he breezed by and asked me where the light goes?? Now, why didn't I think of that. After a little modification, this washer ball dazzled with light! These will look great outside for the holidays! Approx. 10" diameter. Available by request, please email if interested.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Ornaments and such

Eco ornaments are flying out the doors, these happen to be on their way to California. All unique and created from reclaimed pieces and parts - nuts, wire, washers, punches and odds and ends.

Also coming soon: I'm collaborating with a gifted and creative soap maker. I can't say enough about Melissa, and her awesome products! We're putting our heads together to offer this exclusive eco gift basket - filled with incredible home-made soaps. More to come on this, but please email if you're interested, we're taking orders now!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

FREE eco-ornament with your puchase

We encourage everyone to shop green this holiday season. And here's our eco gift to you!

Holiday Offer: Free Eco Ornament with any order placed before December 15th. Mention offer Eco09 when ordering online. Email us directly if you have any questions about any of our products.

Ornaments are hand crafted from miscellaneous materials - steel toe boot cutoffs, slugs and punchouts, found nuts and bolts, and wire, and odds and ends rescued from dumpsters.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Twig Bowl

Something new -a cool twig bowl...created from steel recovered from a road demolition.

Friday, October 16, 2009

The Mother Lode!!

Christmas has come early for One Eighty Design, thanks to Mark at Yaeger's Salvage Yard! I scored 4ooo pounds of washers today and a huge heap of twisted - twig like steel. Oddly, my kids were not as excited as I was. Thanks mom and dad for helping me, once again you're the best!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

New Basket & Chain Bowl

The basket: cool shaped cutouts - sort of creates a basket weave effect when welded together. I love it paired with the twig/root style handle created from reclaimed steel.

The chain bowl: motorcycle chain and reclaimed steel "sticks". Anchored with a thick circle base. Please email me personally if you're interested in these or any other one-of-a-kind creations.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

New Bowl

Something new, hot out of the shop! Heavy duty chain/links - possibly my new favorite. I created this on a large form - size is about 16" across and 6" tall. Limited quantities though - due to materials supply.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Custom stands for a wedding/event

Recently I collaborated on a project with my uber-creative uncle who is an event planner-florist-extraordinaire. I can't say enough about David - he's amazing. ( and just all around nice guy. He needed some eco-stands for upcoming events and we came up with some great twig/branch stands - they turned out great and I'm sure they will get much use. Materials used: cool braided/cable (there are spools of it in the shop), damaged/salvaged rebar and miscellaneous wire.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

New treasures from the dump!

I love to dumpster dive - there I said it. My mom and I spent the day on Friday running from dumpster to dumpster, and scrapyard to scrapyard - does anybody else spend a mother/daughter day like this? Anyway, treasures galore - we picked up slugs, some cool chain link thingys, oh, and I stumbled across 4000 pounds of washers - yes, you read that right! Look for cool new things to be coming out of the shop!

Do good. Live green.