Entries by Karl Fisher

ideas: taking design for a walk

The absolute most enjoyable part of my work is coming up with design ideas.  These notions and influences can come along from many sources, places, people and now, increasingly from the world wide web.  I’ve been a fan of Scottish architect and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh for as long as I can remember. Something about […]

bespoke outdoor living furniture

One meets the nicest people when out walking the dog, outdoor people, ones who appreciate the simple things in life.  This bespoke commission came about over a period of time, many walks of the dog and meeting my neighbour along the way.  He had recently moved a way from the industrial north east looking for […]


I’ve been thinking a lot about visibility, searches and presence lately…primarily about how a small bespoke business like mine becomes able to be seen and found more easily in web searches , but also, in real terms about human nature…things seen and not seen. This train of thinking all began when I looked into the many ways of promoting myself and […]

build me a shed

shed c/o www.thefreedictionary.com : to fall off by a natural process : to take off : a small structure, freestanding serving as storage or shelter : a small building for the purpose of recreation and creation (this is my definition) Sheds, popularised recently on the telly by a bunch of very passionate people on the […]


When I am making, I work with, and interact with the structure and properties of the timber. Interact: :to act on or in close relation with each other :to act upon one another I love making, always have done and most likely, always will.  Making answers my need of creativity, my interaction with the world […]

timber, the nature of wood

Timber,  lumber,  wood……  so many names for one material.  A truly remarkable substance,  it really does grow on trees!  A hard,  fibrous structural tissue found in the stems and roots of woody plants.  It has been used for thousands of years as fuel and a construction material.  That we continue to find use for it […]

balance: finding

balance: A state in which opposing forces find equilibrium- : a state of clear mindedness in thinking- : awareness of conflicting views and theories- : the overall result of opposing forces- Often,  I find myself thinking about how things could be,  but are not.  Life and its events,  seek and find a way of balance […]

process, how I approach my work

  Where do the ideas come from when I make a new piece, what is the process?  I never know how to make the ideas just come, thats for sure!  one thing I have come to rely on,  however,  is distraction…go and do something else,  let it all go!  Then my ideas begin to flow,  […]

sunlight: captured

Captured sunlight and dirt from the air…such beauty and grace, they surround us and support our lives. It still surprises me now, when i remember that something like 80% or more of the substance of a tree, or plant, is metabolised purely from the air we breath by interacting with sunlight…80%! just from air, or […]

change of season, and a new beginning

as the seasons change, so does our outlook on life, the universe and everything-h2g2.com this blog marks a big change in my life, so far, the launch of The Dream Stone & Woodworking Company…so I wanted to take the opportunity to thank all of the people who have supported me in reaching this point, this […]