Letherbee Gift Box 2.0

It’s always a pleasure to get to work with an old friend. Brenton Engel, founder of Letherbee Distilleries in Chicago, played with me for many years in a kick-ass rock and roll band. We were on the road for what felt like 40 years…

I am very happy to see his product doing so well.  He is a really laid back but hardworking dude. Only 5 years ago was he cooking up moonshine in the basement of the same house we lived in and played music in, and now he’s blowing up–regionally and beyond. I hope we always have an excuse to collaborate.  Last Christmas for their gift box I came up with a simple tool box with belt handle design and we did a run of 50 with RX Made. This season we did 200, and added the laser engraved logo. Sharp.

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A Halloween Animation

My co-worker/bud Rachal Duggan also happens to be an amazing artist! Check out her Halloween animation!

 

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Headboard featuring Geometry, Reuse

This headboard/wall art was made with extra and cast off wedges from the Strand Design clock we worked on with RX Made.

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Andersonville Parklet

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The Andersonville Development Corporation commissioned RX Made to design and build a small public park to occupy two parking spaces in one of Chicago’s most lively neighborhoods. We built the entire structure in the RX warehouse, took it apart, and reassembled it at the intersection of Clark and Olive. 100% reclaimed materials. Special thanks to the IIA interns, Brian Bonanno, Latent Design, and CDOT.

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Introducing…

The best thing I ever made (with some help from my wife of course)

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Wall of Doors

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The RX Made team made a wall of doors for the Rebuilding Exchange front entrance. Definitely not an original idea, but a great use for cast-off doors we always seem to have an abundance of. A collaboration between Meegan, Dwayne, Casey, Ilithya, and me.

 

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RX Made in Whole Foods

The RX Made Bottle Openers designed by Strand are finally on sale at Whole Foods in Chicago. Go buy one at the 1550 N. Kingsbury Street location, also known as the 3rd largest WF in the world! We are honored that they are carrying our product. They even let us design a display.

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Shaped on all Six Sides

Shaped on all Six Sides from New Canada on Vimeo.

A short documentary about the craft and philosophy of wooden boat carpentry.

 

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Press: MATERIAL ANALOGS TO THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

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I was recently interviewed for an article in CityMag, a Northwestern University publication.

Myself and a few other “Chicago-area artists reflect on how re-salvaged materials mirror the human condition.”

Check it out here.

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Screengrab

SCREENGRAB from Willie Witte on Vimeo. (via boingboing.net)

“An experiment in transitions.
None of the effects are computer generated. All the trickery took place literally in front of the camera.”

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