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michael corwin--guitarist/woodworker

That’s a spice-y rack!

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I love space saving solutions that are aesthetically pleasing.  Here is my first collaboration with Michael Corwin of Artifact Woodworks. Together we created lots of extra shelf & counter space and an awesome shelf to store tea and spices in my litle kitchen.  I designed/sketched the rough idea and he brought it to life.  His talent and experience brought a whole new level of quality to my design.  He suggested using walnut wood for the tea shelf and he finished it with an oil/varnish blend with wax.  It’s so pretty!  He’s a skilled woodworker, I’m just the ideas man (lady).   Oh, and duh! I made the curtains and did all the varnishing.  HA!

For the counter, we attached some 1 inch plywood to a metal metro shelving unit (I got mine from Uline).  Michael routed a nice rounded edge which is such a nice touch and totally new for me.   We used half inch plywood for the lower two shelves and stained all three with Zar oil-based wood stain in the color “Mediterranean” for that dark but not too dark look. Finished with with Zar Ultra Max varnish in Satin.  I love using this for counters because it’s kitchen friendly - easy to clean and long lasting.  The pics pretty much tell the story so I’ll let them take it from here…. oh and  Artifact Woodworks website is coming soon but meanwhile you can visit the instagram page http://instagram.com/artifactwoodworks#

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Dorian Wood’s new video “O” featured in The Huffington Post:

"Queer artist Dorian Wood is back with a breathtaking new video for his track ‘O’ from his latest album ‘Rattle Rattle.’ Featuring Wood alongside performance artist Rafael Esparza and model Taryn Piana, this incredible video will captivate you and invoke a whole spectrum of emotions. Wood told The Huffington Post that he wanted the aesthetic of the video to capture both Beyonce and Lana Del Rey, featuring Wood in a feminized version of himself.”

Click here to read the full HuffPost interview.

New video of my favorite song on our record.

Dorian Wood + Michael Corwin Duo @ Permanent Records, Sat Jan 4

Come join us for a very special in-store performance at Permanent Records in Eagle Rock to celebrate the vinyl release of Rattle Rattle. This will also be our only L.A. performance before kicking off our European tour in mid-January.

Guitarist Michael Corwin and I will be doing intimate versions of several songs from Rattle Rattle, as well as a couple of surprise selections. Space is limited. Early arrival is recommended. We hope to see you there! :-)

Saturday, January 4
FREE
Performance begins at 6PM
All ages

www.dorianwood.com

NOTE: Only a limited number of vinyl copies of Rattle Rattle will be available for purchase at the show. To order online, visit the Atonal Industrieswebsite: http://atonalindustries.com/works/a002/

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Check out "Pearline" from our recent performance with 17-piece chamber orchestra, at Center For The Arts, Eagle Rock in Los Angeles.

In January, we launch our European tour through Spain, Switzerland, France, UK, Austria, Belgium, Italy, Germany and Czech Republic! For more information, including tour dates, visit http://dorianwood.com

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my dog noodle is tall and elevated food bowls make it easier on her neck. most elevated dog feeders are ugly so here’s my simple solution….

i had two holes cut in a piece of plywood, added some cute hair pin legs [hairpinlegs.com] and then stained & varnished the wood.  my friend michael corwin of artifact woodworks helped me add an edge profile with his router skills.

scroll down for photos and email if you’d like me to build one for you!

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I helped my friend Sara make her dog a rad dog bowl stand.

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this beautiful treasure is a walnut wood pen! handmade by @mikecorwin

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this beautiful treasure is a walnut wood pen! handmade by @mikecorwin

10 months ago