Monday, January 31, 2011


This a mixed media (including acrylic) laser cut artwork from Tyler Bohm.

Thanks to Corrie Messinger for introducing me to his work...

Friday, January 21, 2011

Pakistan, Mexico and Australia

These are from Natalia Ludmila.

Quoted from Flickr:

The size of the forms correlates to the total land extension for each country. The laser etching on the form's surface represents the country's forest area in 2010 and the cut-out represents deforestation over a five year period

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Book Cover

A laser etched vector design from Joe Stratton.

NLC Design #2: Kowloon City

Today was the first day back at school (my last semester of undergraduates!). my desktop background was set as the most beautiful section I have ever seen, but sadly it was from FFFFOUND! and I was unable to back-link and find what it was from. But when my studio teacher, Richard Lundquist, saw the image (today) he knew exactly what it was: Kowloon the walled city.

Having just found out about it I can't give you too much info other than it was an apartment complex in Hong Kong, China that was continually add-on to and then demolished in 1993 (I'm going to leave it there before I misstate too many facts).

The above image is from kowloon_walled_city on flicker.

There is a book available on Kowloon titled City of Darness: Life in Kowloon. At the time of writing it was going for as little as $80-. But there is an alternative... At Zone Of The Free the book (in the parts) available for free download.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Calvin Klein

James Doidge was nice enough to show me this laser cut piece from Calvin Klein's Spring 2011 collection via

Friday, January 14, 2011

Recyclable Logo

Finlay was kind enough to drop me a line with direction to his site, Definitive Studio, where there is a full set of beautiful photographs of a previously mentioned work.

The work is a logo made of laser cut, cast-off cardboard.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

NLC Design #1

I've had this idea for about a week now: featuring really cool "Not Laser Cut Design". The idea was prompted in part by the previous post, but after seeing the work of the artist/designer/crafter seen bellow I figured it was time to act. So from now on TLC will be complimented with occasional NLC Design posts - and if they are popular a new NLC blog will grow...

Above is a video of Jimmy McBride featured on etsy where he operates his shop Stellarquilts. read more about him at or his blog at Intergalactic Transport.

I am blown away by his work and branding - it is amazing. I'm a quilter though I don't spend enough time at it - so far Kodiak is the only quilt I've made. and he makes me want to be a better quilter.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Outdoor Kitchen

Ok, this isn't actually laser cut - but it could be and it is really cool. It is from studiomama and the instructions w/ cut-sheet are available for free download there, along w/ a lot of other cool stuff.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Quoted from flickr:

Ellen Gallagher "Isaac" from "DeLuxe" 2004-2005 Lithography, tattoo engraving, laser-cutting, crystals, gold leaf, velvet, and plasticine, 13 x 10 inches Edition of 20

From arteaibi.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Bamboo Origami Earrings

So sick of jewelry, but these, with their acrylic core and bamboo veneer. are pretty cool.

from L Morimoto.