Saturday, 30 June 2012

It's that time of the month.

That's right; time to pick a winner for the prize draw and start the whole darned thing over again; I love it. Seems to be more of an event each month, for me at least. I've prepared the video for June, you know what I do; I post it & Pin it!

The product development is going well. They're going to be easier to make and afford but just as beautiful as before. Here's a mockup one with the new style base.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Musings of a maker

Even before we launched Names In Lights we were aware that we have a very high price point.
It sure isn't greed that drives our pricing but the fact that making these lights is a very time consuming occupation.
It's a problem that my mind constantly works on, not because we want to mass produce or make big bucks but mainly to be able to put them into the hands of more people. It would be nice to cut out some of the more demanding parts of the process, too.
We are actually at a point where we think we have solved many of the problems. Designs are drawn and moulds are being made; the fun part of putting theory into practice begins now.
We're not stopping making the Oak based lights, we're really proud of them but it will be a real achievement if we can somehow make our work accessible to a lot more people. Not just that, either. It gives us a chance to get our hands on exciting new (to us) materials that we haven't used before.

Friday, 1 June 2012

We were featured on Heart Handmade blog...

We have had a couple of features, one on Heart Handmade blog and also on DesignBoom - it's lovely to get an article published so thanks to all concerned. 

This is the attachment for the June prize draw on Twitter & Pinterest, more details about the competition here.