The gold-plated bomblets are finally here! My plater, Epner Technology, did a beautiful job – a thick layer of 24k gold, punctuated by a hand-applied black nickel stripe. Originally we’d planned to do a matte black stripe, using a technique derived for optical components. This turned out to be too difficult to accomplish on this scale, but in my opinion the black nickel looks even better. I might even use it as a base coat to improve upon the gold-striped pendant I made earlier this year. Order one while they last!
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.