On-site Research

When it comes to research, there are few substitutes for first-hand observations.


This exhibition highlighted stories from NoHo and the East Village through neighborhood relics.

Residential Spaces

There are few shared dreams in the world today: happiness, meaningful work, and a place to call home are a few that we can think of.

Sugar Glass

This glass is better when broken.

Pinky Wings

Wings in flight.

Asian Skateboard

What happens when someone designs a product for a demographic they know nothing about?

Watershed School

A design/build project and teaching opportunity in Camden, Maine.


We are a team with skills to share.


Our background includes traditional wooden boatbuilding and high-end production cabinetmaking. We make furniture that lasts.

Seven-Day Pill Cassette

Unlike its disposable predecessor, this pillbox is something to hold onto, an object to cherish over time.

Commercial Spaces

Our user-centered approach to design allows us to understand details and experiences that are often overlooked.


We make objects ranging from wooden boats, to robots, to cookware, to jewelry.



This baby incubator aims to take advantage of a local resource in developing countries: Toyota truck parts and the knowledge of auto mechanics.

Medical Research

New medical tools which transform the mundane and feared into more artful daily rituals.


We think best when surrounded by tools and pads of paper.

Past. Present. Future.

Give a present with a past


Simply put, this system uses fish waste to fertilize herbs and vegetables.


Skip the roses, go right for the thorns.


An on-going project to design walking aids which increase mobility and which look and feel like beautiful objects.

NYC Merit Badges

NYC Merit Badges document daily milestones in a city we love to endure. Wear them with pride; you’ve earned them.