Earlier this month, I was contacted by the founder of Ball and Buck to create a special piece for display in his Boston store. Ball and Buck carries high-quality, American-made men's clothing and accessories, so Stockpile Designs was a natural fit. He wanted a polished 100-lb practice bomb (like the one used in the Megaton Floor lamp) with a hand-painted pinup girl inspired by Nose Art from WWII. I haven't done much painting since college, so an artist who shares my studio space added the pinup, affectionately dubbed Betty Boom.
Stockpile Design's blog covers upcoming designs and prototypes, shows and events, and the design community of Brooklyn, NY. Designer Jake Wright shares his creative process, decorating advice, and anecdotes about starting a business and trying to deliver antique bombs across state lines.