Sunday, October 14, 2012

Jax Brewery

A few images from another recent project in the French Quarter. Momentum Worldwide, a global marketing agency, just opened up a new think tank office here in Nola called Gumbo Live. It's a great space on the fifth floor of the Jax Brewery overlooking the Mississippi River. We built some custom tables and did a lot of reclaimed lumber sheathing. Also, Scott made the globe lights in the room below and we did a custom bar top incorporating vintage images from the brewery. Also, we fashioned a bike rack for the employees out of old trombones and lumber. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Big Momma's Lounge

A few snaps of the new Big Momma's Lounge here in Nola. It is the vision of our friend Andrew Couch who created it for the House of Blues New Orleans. We were asked to create some custom decor and furnishings to add another layer of funk to the former retail space on Decatur St. in the French Quarter. We made some recycled lath benches for seating around the perimeter and custom lighting to hang over the bar. Also a really cool bartop with lath, vintage imagery of musicians and places close to the heart of any juke joint loving patron. It hasn't opened its doors yet but we hope to enjoy a beverage there soon.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012

Buddy Bolden's Beat

A little side table for the Green Project's Salvations. A juried furniture show featuring the best of New Orleans makers who work with recycled and reclaimed materials. We used old balusters, pallet wood, recycled pine lath, vintage wallpaper, and found imagery from old books.


 We've got a few big projects going and I haven't been too on top of documenting them. Anyhow, here's a few recent pics that show a little bit of what we've been doing...more to come....

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Jazz Fest Is Here!

Jazz Fest is upon us once again! This will be my 21st fest and I am excited for the music, food and smiling faces of happy people! We again are working with Ben Jaffe at Preservation Hall to create some special pieces for them to use on stage for their upcoming 50th Anniversary shows. He is working with Fleur de Tease Burlesque to choreograph a special number using these hand painted parasols we made for the show. There are 7 individual parasols here that all come together to form one giant PHJB logo. It was a challenging project to figure out - but it really looks amazing in the end. 
Ben had found an old vintage megaphone and asked if we could hand paint it to personalize for the Hall.....

PHJB will be closing out the Fest on Gentilly Stage on the last Sunday and also having a very special evening show the night before at the newly renovated Joy Theatre on Canal St. 
Lots of special guests sitting in and you can see our handiwork in action on stage! We are so excited...

Thursday, February 2, 2012

I Shall Not Be Moved

We recently built this tree as a donation to the Louisiana Childrens Museum's Festival of Trees. Preservation Hall generously sponsored a tree to be auctioned off and asked us to make one that incorporated original Hall photographs, sheet music, and other vintage ephemera.

We built the structure out of found wood-mostly driftwood that washes ashore from the Mississippi River. The body of the tree is paper mache and layers of the Preservation Hall imagery. The entire tree had small lights embedded in it attached to a dimmer switch so that you could adjust the brightness. Unfortunately, I didn't get a shot of it lit up but it really glowed beautifully.