Tuesday, November 30, 2010

CRM Cover.

This is my version of a design for a bedroom wash-stand that CRM designed in 1903 for the Dresdener Werkstatten fur Handwerkskunst (Dresden Workshops for Arts and Crafts.)

I have taken rather a large piece of interpretation with my version, since most of the drawing is obscured by the jug & basin. The original drawing can be seen here. I don't know if this design was ever realised/realized.


On this cool day, as I dig myself out of the deep snow that surrounds me, I bid you all have an EXCELLENT day!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Bird In The Hand, Is Worth Sans Too..

So please find a bird being pointed at, but hopefully not cooked.
And of course, this being Thanksgiving in the US, please find a lean, mean, hench machine, to feast upon. The Model is Marcus Schenkenberg, his website is here.

Sans pantaloons of course!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

She Lives!

The CRM pastiche box light version 2 has been connected to the Earth's Lightning Storms and has been granted Life!  A colourful / colorful life to boot. 

I have only to do a wee bit of jiggery-pokery, and box up the electronic gubbins and then she can take pride of place next to her colleague version 1. 

In other news, if anyone is interested in my recent Hamilton historical fieldtrip, it is here.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Margaret and Frances Macdonald shared a studio at 128 Hope Street, Glasgow, from 1894 to 1899. This piece by Frances known as the 'Honesty Mirror', is dated around 1895-96.
Methinks, the Honesty plant is apposite for a mirror.
Since the original work is is a beaten tin metal frame, a great deal of Pantalunatic licence/license has been took. The licence/license what I took, is taken, by me. Yup. 

The original can be seen here.

As always, clicking upon the graphic should enable a larger view.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Lest We Forget.

The above, Bothwellhaugh Cairn War Memorial.

The above, Hamilton Parish Church War Memorial.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

It's Been A Long Decade This Week.

Sans time, sans sorrow, sans regret.
I should point out this design is by Richard Müller of Dresden (1874-1954).

Monday, November 08, 2010


Sunday, November 07, 2010

Just In Time For Christmas.

Update on the CRM box light version 2.

Shown above, the boards being fitted with LEDs. Two each of red, green, blue, and white.

Shown above, the boards assembled and the LEDs under test. Very pretty colours/colors.
The lamp itself will function more as an entertainment device. I will use a PIC microcontroller to cycle the colours/colors and produce dimming effects via pulse width modulation, while leaving the white LEDs under linear dimmer control via a potentiometer.

Shown above, a photoshop mock-up of how the finished lamp will look, once I bash out another copper dome for it.
Version one is now installed above my PC, and provides illumination on many levels.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Dona Nobis Pacem.

The Quest for Peace, an endless war
With outright victory, false hope
We must however, unite in kind
And win this Battle, with our mind.

Alan S. Pastonson