Check out these giant HB Pencil lamps designed and created by Michael & Georgeand fabricated by the team here at the workshop. Great to see this weekend they’ve also been selected by The Independent as one of the five fresh faces of London Design Festival. Check out the full article here, visit their website here, or go see them at Tent London.
We’re very excited to be opening up our yard to host a monthly street food and makers market this autumn. To kick start the proceedings, we’re running a special pilot on Saturday 20th September, 10-4pmto coincide with the Open HouseArchitecture Festival. We’re planning a regular showcase of work from our members and other makers alongside activities for kids, good coffee & local produce – promising a good start to any weekend. For the full details, click here.
Check out this rather nice collection of test pieces made today by beginner Ben Kazacos after doing our Wood Lathe Induction last week. If you’re interested in learning, drop us a line to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll book you into the next induction running.
Amazing what can pop up under your eyes in 2 weeks…We were so pleased to support the build of the Tottenham Green Room – a temporary community events space designed by competition winners Aaron English & Edward Robertson and built by a dedicated team in part at the BH workshop, and assembled down in Tottenham. So don’t miss it if you’re in the area – the space will be up and running with events from Guerrilla Knitting to music performances until the 14th September.
We’ve been busy working with the Lola Lely Studio on their commission from The Architecture Foundation in collaboration with the Crown Estate. Lola’s winning design will culminate in a permanent installation at 12, Charles II Street in the West End opening this September. We’ve been fabricating the steel structure from which a series of ‘satellites’ will be suspended made from leather, glass and metal.
Inspiration for the piece has come from an intriguing range of sources, from the area’s former resident Sir Isaac Newton to its long standing tailoring tradition. We can’t wait to see the final piece!
It was all about ditching shank’s pony last weekend, and letting the kids canter round the Walthamstow Garden Party on their own hobby horse steed. Inspired by William Morris’ love of dressing up, we offered a drop-in workshop all weekend for kids to make their own industrial version of the classic wooden toy. Not to mention the rather fabulous hand painted signage for the Useful & Beautiful tent…
The Blackhorse Technician crew were on hand to guide makers each step of the fabrication process, teaching basic woodwork skills from sawing, to sanding, drilling and using a workshop bench. It proved so popular that we’ll be running it again in the autumn down at HQ. Drop us a line if you’re interested.
Banish your blues! We’ve got a fantastic one-day workshop coming up on Saturday 6 September with specialist cigar box blues guitar makers Drummond & Hammett. They’ll be taking you through a step by step process to build your own guitar in a day. Move over Jack White, there’s a new Hound Dog in town. Full details here.
These Helter Skelter chairs are just two from a great series of customised found furniture by one of our studio residents: Claire Loescher. Based upstairs at the workshop, it’s amazing to see what emerges from her tumbleweed stack of unwanted items. Check out her tumblr here to see more – or drop her a line to discuss a commissioned piece at email@example.com.