Archives for "December, 2012"

Dec 27, 2012

THE KIMBERLY BOX


Featured here is a YOU box made as a surprise Christmas gift for Kimberly in Framingham, MA, the wife of one of my Kickstarter backers! What I learned about Kimberly from her husband: she is the mother of two daughters, a successful actor who chooses to stay in community theater for the art and the fun of it, a feisty and a caring spirit, a lover of peanut butter, Newport, Rhode Island, frozen yogurt, yoga, the iPhone, and finally, a preschool teacher who just learned to play the guitar to better share her love of music. For Kimberly’s box I chose a 4 1/2″ wide vintage Ohio Blue Tip matchbox dating from 1955, featuring a cartoon-like winter funtime scene. The interior guitar resembling bread and jam was originally a temporary tattoo, and you’ll notice my fondness for tea bag wisdom. Click to see all 23 views. MORE

Dec 27, 2012

THE PHILOSOPHY BOX


Matchbox reward made for Kickstarter backer Kambra in Seattle. A little research on Kambra indicated she enjoyed the Russian language, philosophy, and reading… A fun little testimonial just in: “I am so amazed at how well you matched my Matchbox to my interests! I LOVE IT!” Click to see other views. MORE

Dec 21, 2012

THE AMY BOX


A YOU box commissioned as a birthday gift for an executive named Amy at Blackstone. Some tid bits I worked with from Amy’s profile: she likes artichoke salad, caffe lattes, running and exercising, going to the theater, hot tamales candy, and roaming all around NYC! I used a vintage Italian-made matchbox holder for this work. Multiple drawers allow for more than one instance of surprise for the recipient, and I enjoy working with them. Click to see all 17 images. MORE

Dec 21, 2012

THE DECEMBER DIET BOX


Little matchbox reward sent to Kickstarter backer Amy in Ohio! Click to see all 7 views. MORE

Dec 14, 2012

THE BODY BOX


Themed matchbox reward made for Kickstarter backer Marian Hyan, President of Jazz Choreography Enterprises, Inc.! Click to see all 13 images. MORE

Dec 14, 2012

THE DENNY BOX


The Denny Box represents one of my YOU boxes, and was made as a surpise birthday gift for a woman named Denny living in New Zealand. Profile information I had on Denny: She just finished her degree in piano at University, she’s a ski lover, and her favorite place is Auckland – a city whose harbor is teeming with sailboats! Click to read more and to see all 9 views. MORE

Dec 14, 2012

THE SOUS CHEF BOX


Themed matchbox reward made for my Kickstarter backer Noirin in Portland, Oregon! Click to see all 4 views. MORE

Dec 7, 2012

MATCHBOOK #1


A little KickStarter reward for Valerie in Manhattan, a gifted author.

Dec 7, 2012

MAKE IT PERSONAL


Closed view of Matchbook #1.

Dec 7, 2012

MATCHBOOK #2


A little KickStarter reward for DJ Tony in Minneapolis!

Dec 7, 2012

DON’T BE NERVOUS


Interior of Matchbook #2.

Dec 7, 2012

MATCHBOOK #3


A little KickStarter reward for Ted in Concord, MA.

Dec 7, 2012

MATCHBOOK #4


A little KickStarter reward for Carolyn in Oregon!

Dec 7, 2012

MATCHBOOK #5


A little KickStarter reward for Vinny in Los Angeles… he’s got a special eye for alternative streetscapes.

Dec 7, 2012

CAMERAS HELP


Interior of Matchbook #5.

Dec 7, 2012

MATCHBOOK #7


A little KickStarter reward for Andrea in Beacon!

Dec 7, 2012

FIND OUT NOW


Social service at its worst.