My purpose has been to put aesthetics into the world, make things better, cooler, funner (yep, not a word but it works here). To create good effects via the best of handcrafted luxury goods, fit for everyday use; that was something I could get behind for a lifetime. I've discarded the pretence of fancy things in exchange for the free-spirited functionality of tough & clever ones. For more than 25 years my drive in this direction has remained steadfast.
The degree to which an object can communicate or evoke a state of mind is a mark of its magnitude. Art is communication, and art has the ability to affect how you feel. Just as a work of art can uplift the spirit, so too can an everyday object bring joy well beyond its function. And if it does, it may well be art even if it looks like a key chain. I think it's a noble purpose creating goods wrought for beauty, pleasure and the purpose of uplifting the spirit.
Our ethos is to make things that work, look good and feel great. The minutia of weight, shape and function are the difference between right & wrong, good & crap. I believe the good God is in the details and that's what will move you or not. Cost-no-object hearty construction, clever mechanisms and the tenacity to do things well are the hallmarks of everything to leave my foundry and workshop.
Only the true pirate has the insouciance and moxie to trade a fortune for a trinket, and they're the sort who squeeze pleasure from the finest details of life.
– Josh Warner