December 10th, 2010
it’s common to see a LOT of cardboard outside the front door of our studio. usually, we’re hauling in a load that we just picked up… from a nearby auto dealership or local business that has boxes to spare, for example. today, we were doing the opposite actually and making a run to the recycling center. while we do have waste leftover from crafting our lamp shades, we’re as efficient as possible and proud of the little amount of cardboard that comes back out of our studio.
currently, about 70-75% of the cardboard that comes in our door ends up in a scrap light shade… not so bad if you ask me, and we’re constantly finding ways to increase our efficiency! i think of it as an interception. we claim a chunk of cardboard being discarded (often being trashed, not even recycled), use most of it, and forward the leftover bits to the recycling center.
so – if you’re curious where your scrap light came from, just ask us! we might actually be able to tell you who to thank… whether it be a nearby office for their old computer boxes or a local dealership for having spare car parts shipped in recently!
December 3rd, 2010
recently installed at the toronto-based salon.
November 19th, 2010
it’s always a wonderful surprise to get a message from a fellow seattleite asking if they can donate their discarded cardboard boxes to graypants… in this case jonathan lemons from the runberg architecture group in pioneer square. after upgrading their entire office’s lineup of computers, they thought the stockpile of boxes may serve a local purpose in addition to keeping our friends at the recycling center busy.
thank you!!!! graypants couldn’t operate successfully without the thoughtfulness of seattle’s community.
if you see a couple guys randomly cramming a zipcar full of cardboard, it’s probably us. read a few more words about this on facebook.
August 31st, 2010
join us in fremont at gallery notebleu this friday evening from 6-9pm to see more ingenious work by our most creative friend, mark vonrosenstiel!
August 12th, 2010
iphone in business… a must see! thanks jo!
April 7th, 2010
nube green opened in november of 2009 in seattle’s historic odd fellows building. just a block away from graypants’ studio, it’s a great little shop and definitely worth a few visits! you can see and purchase our scrap lights in person and peruse some fantastic local sustainable furniture and products!
also, graypants is currently nube green’s featured artist!
March 30th, 2010
graypants donates a HIVE scraplight to 3dollarbillcinema
March 24th, 2010
The Museum of Modern Art in New York has deemed the symbol to meet its standards on form, function, values, cultural impact and innovation. Yeah MOMA!
March 14th, 2010
nothing is a mistake. there’s no win and no fail. there’s only make. the only rule is work. if you work it will lead to something. it’s the people who do all the work all the time who eventually catch on to things. don’t try to create and analyze at the same time. they’re different processes. be happy whenever you can manage it. enjoy yourself. it’s lighter than you think. always be around. come or go to everything. always go to classes. read. anything you can get your hands on. look at movies. carefully. often. save everything – it might come in handy later. there should be new rules next week.
[excerpts from the immaculate heart college art department rules]
March 12th, 2010
basel based architecture firm herzog and de mueron have created a slick modern furniture museum on the vitra campus in germany. stacked gable forms cantilever in different directions to capture surrounding views and create interesting and unexpected spaces inside.
March 11th, 2010
currently standing at victrola coffee on pike st… monkey lights! i stumbled across these this morning and was intrigued enough to scoot some latte-enjoying seattleites over enough to snag these pictures. really cool stuff!
check out more of christopher gronbeck’s work.
February 27th, 2010
junker worked on this house for over 2 years with Sulivan Conard Architects. the house was built by local contractor Krekow Jennings.
Location:madison park, seattle
February 26th, 2010
JUPITER is the latest version of scrap light! it comes solo or in a grouping with it’s 4 Galilean Moons as a package deal. pricing to hit our website in the coming weeks!
February 13th, 2010
kicking off 2010 and celebrating their second anniversary (officially new years day), graypants was fortunate to take part in the new WIRED STORE launch in new york – an event hosted by adrian grenier and peter glatzer also celebrating the launch of SHFT.COM. graypants’ scrap lights are now available for purchase through both of the online retailers.
January 15th, 2010
bookscapes! these are up at zeitgeist coffee right now here in seattle. they’re the creation of artist katya marritz. ”handpicked second-hand books repurposed into rhythmic sculptures,” as she puts it. worth a visit.
January 15th, 2010
seth enters surface magazine’s competition entitled: SELF
help him win by rating his profile here!
December 10th, 2009
a new light has landed here. randomly twisted rings stacked in a spherical shape referencing it’s native planet…it is the largest we’ve seen thus far.