Inspired by Adam Savage's Tested youtube series, I decided to try out modding a couple Nerf guns. Basically you paint and weather them from the bright neon colors into something more realistic. I wanted one to look like a gritty Mad Max prop and the other to look like something from District 9.
So I pitched Comedy Central some branded series, and they were foolish enough to actually make them. Here's a couple in a series called Craft Services. (Also, these all have recently won different advertising awards, and I'm flattered/confused by that.)
And here's one from a series called Chill As, with comedy friends thrown into high stakes situations. This one was plugging Watchdogs 2...
The night of the election, I was pretty bummed by the results. So I did what any responsible citizen would do, I hid in the world of fantasy. I decided to watch West Wing. A LOT of West Wing. And then I started tracking the crazy walk and talks the show was known for.
This took more work than I expected. Namely, I had to figure out the set. There's a map on the internet, but it's REALLY wrong. So I had to make up my own map, rewatching scenes endlessly to figure out the geography. Eventually, I got to my current map, which I'm sure will change over the seasons. Anyways, here's some of the paths from the first dozen episodes.
Here's two projects, the first being a garbage can/microwave stand/bar for the kitchen. I finally got tired of my kitchen looking looking cheap and shabby, so I built something expensive and shabby. I gave it some fancy sliding drawers, which turned out to be a mistake. The glasses drawer doesn't need it, and if I had it to do again, I would have given the garbage cans a "tilt" feature instead of a drawer. The cans don't fit the holes I gave them perfectly, so they sink in and make it difficult to open the drawer. But, it beats what it was, and I LOVE my little bar.
The second project is a gas fire pit table for my balcony. This was actually a really straightforward, though I managed to make one million mistakes along the way.