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GENERAL RINSE

observational things in the world

THOUGHTBARN_TRAVELIN' _SAATCHI_LONDON

Tuesday, October 21, 2008
video

THOUGHTBARN_FURNITURE_THE BLACK DINING TABLE_made from scraps

Wednesday, October 08, 2008


Have you ever wondered what you could do with an old door, some surplus flooring and steel angle, we did. So we put it all together , trimmed it and with that, we introduce
'THE BLACK DINING TABLE', if you want one, let us know, there are plenty of old doors..send us a message.

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THOUGHTBARN_miniPHOTO ESSAY

Sunday, October 05, 2008


THOUGHTBARN_PHOTO_ ARIZONA



THOUGHTBARN_PHOTO CIUDAD OBREGON / MEXICO / DESIGNBUILD TRIP

THOUGHTBARN_PHOTO CIUDAD OBREGON / MEXICO / DESIGNBUILD TRIP/ MAESTRO

CO2 LED_WINS NATIONAL AIPP AWARD



Americans for the Arts/Year in Review / 'Projects of the Year 2007 Award'

CO2LED, temporary public art project, that myself (jack sanders, butch anthony) (lucy begg(fab team)) all worked on last summer in Arlington, Virginia. The project promoted the use of alternative energy sorces and responded to Arlington's environmental intitiative FreshAIRE.
We used over 600 solar powered LEDS to illuminate this underutilized traffic island in Arlington's Rozzyln neighborhood.
Jody Pinto (new york artist / judge) from the Americans for the Arts / Year in Review commented:
"it is both inventive and witty and, by using wit, it delivers an ecological message with grace and drama - and what a wonderful use of a traffic island."
Thank you for the great comments, we really enjoyed working with the Arlington's Cultural Affairs Division on this great project, wonderful group to work with.





Thanks again Americans for the Arts!
We are always interested in discussing possible future projects. let's talk about it!
more detailed information on the project can be found here.

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MARFA TX / EL COSMICO / TXPB_ ONE WEEK AWAY

Friday, October 03, 2008

THOUGHTBARN PHOTO_MARFA SKY


THOUGHTBARN PHOTO_EL COSMICO 2007


It is already Ocotber again and that means another year of EL COSMICO. DESIGN BUILD ADVENTURE has busting tail to get ready , come to see all the great progress.

WE CAN OK will be there as well celebrating her year away from the same event last year.


We (txpb) will also be playing another baseball game against the los yonke gallos de marfa. come watch us, or listen to us, it will be broadcast on marfa public radio!




(poster by jamie cervantes)

THOUGHTBARN_GRAPHICS_AMREF




We were commissioned by AMREF's London office to design a series of information posters for an upcoming academic conference. Each Poster:50cm x 100cm
We had a great time working on it, wonderful content=fun project. We enjoy / support the work AMREF is conducting and are excited about the possiblity of future collaborations. For more information. AMREF
funny side note:: The Ethiopian representative was so excited with the poster that he asked if he could take it home with him, that's great.. .. we're glad he likes it!

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THOUGHTBARN_PHOTO_LOG INSTALLATION

Thursday, October 02, 2008
This past week THOUGHTBARN worked with the Mohawk / East End Ink to realize a temporary photo installation that would transform the concrete music bunker into a field of lumber. We hope it nods to what is to come there, wood. Enjoy while it lasts, it is temporary for a reason. ...








(THOUGHTBARN LOG INSTALLATION TEAM: ROBERT GAY, WILL FOX, JOHN ALGOOD)

The History of us working at the mohawk follows::



We have a long working relationship with the Mohawk a venue in Austin. Design Build Adventure/THOUGHTBARN worked on the initial language setting exercise when the venue first opened a couple of years ago. Cladding the existing building in recycled heart pine and weaving the fence with recycled pallet strap material from a local lumberyard, adding super graphics that let you know exactly where you were listening to music.








BIRDS INSTALL TEAM: (ROBERT GAY JACK SANDERS TRENT DAVIES)

As with any successfull venture, the needs and growth of the place have changed. Throughout the years, we have continued to work with the Mohawk on various additions and furniture elements that we hope keep the place constantly evolving and allows us to work within the constraints of low cost constructs that hopefully carry with them a tremedous hit to your internal stomach area of fun.



In the spirit of this, we have completed mobile planter boxes, crate stack funiture, glowing globe, the birds installation and cafeteria folding table of wood.




CRATE TEAM (ROBERT GAY/DESIGN, JOHN ALGOOD, JOHN HART ASHER, WILL FOX)













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