Welcome to the Daniel Bogen Design blog! It’s taken three years to get my design studio in order; but now that all the essential pieces are in place, it’s time to start cranking out the projects. It took about a year and a half to find a property for my studio, renovate it, and move in. And then another year and a half of machine setups, repairs, and upgrades. And finally, the last major hurdle — just completed last week — was getting all the necessary software together.

Going forward, I will be writing about various projects I’m working on and sharing some of the design methods I’ve developed over the years. Some of the projects will be open-source, some will be commercial, some will be educational, and some will be recreational.

Today’s project is updating my studio window display. We’re on a commercial street here, mostly retail and restaurants, and the shops tend to have seasonal and holiday displays in their windows. Although I do not have a retail operation, I like to support the local merchants, so I put some seasonal decorations in my window, too. I’ve had some laser-cut acrylic snowflakes hanging in the window since December. Here’s the CAD version of a snowflake:

Snowflake


And now it’s time for something more spring-like, so I’m in the process of 3D printing some sun-like decorations. Here’s the CAD version of a “sun”:

Pinwheel
I’ll be printing them out in yellow and orange.