DEEP 6 Fixtures & Goods

Yesterday when I got to my studio I discovered that I had a new neighbor—DEEP 6 Fixtures & Goods.  Joe Wiles—Mass Art/Industrial Design graduate and Vermont Commons School/Alumni has a shop that’s filled with funky furniture, home goods, a unicycle, art and so much more that you have to swoop a few times.  Some of the goods are scavenged and some are constructed or re-purposed in unique ways.  Joe has a cool “eye” for design.  You’ll want to stop in really soon.

You can see the DEEP 6 GOODS and other vendors as well on Sunday, June 12th at the Vintage Inspired Flea Market at 180 Flynn Ave—Burlington, Vermont—noon to four.  The Switchback Taproom will be open.  Cheers!

Here’s the link to the Flea Market: BTV Flea Market Sunday June 12th

Joe’s shop link: deep 6 goods

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My son wants to be a designer too.

Lillibridge, Dakota 1966 cutting

Lillibridge, Dakota 1966, long view

Lillibridge, Dakota 1966, close up bag

Last night I worked in my studio with my teenage son. He worked on a 3D sketch of a bag he wants to create. He wants to be an industrial designer. On New Year’s Day 2014 we will be hitting the button for his common application to get into one of the design schools he is interested in attending—Pratt, Rhode Island School of Design, Drexel and Mass Art. So now it is time to create a portfolio. I doubted his desire to do this kind of work until I saw him sew and carefully consider his project last night. He has a steady hand with the sewing machine and a really interesting design eye. Isn’t life interesting?