December 20, 2010 by sarah · Comments Off
We wish you a very Happy Christmas and a Successful New Year.
Click here for a fun interactive card: Cabaret Christmas Card.
December 19, 2010 by sarah · Comments Off
If you have left it too late to send any cards don’t despair, we have a free download for you.
Keith Newstead’s jolly design shows Santa and his reindeer having an easy ride on one of Keith’s flying machines.
December 18, 2010 by sarah · Comments Off
Keith Newstead has just joined the fabulous Instructables website which is full of all sorts of things to make.
Keith will be uploading details on how to make some of his automata over the next few months.
The first piece is already there – The New York Construction Worker.
Click here to see how it is made.
50 cm high (20 inches)
£1750 (excl. VAT)
December 17, 2010 by sarah · Comments Off
We have two Peter Markey designs, The Mechanical Dragon and the Olympic Runner, Keith Newstead’s Ski-ing Sheep, and the Chewing Sheep by Sue Stolpe.
£1.95 (excl. VAT) each
December 16, 2010 by sarah · Comments Off
This little man has sprouted wings, and built himself an ingenious mechanism to help launch himself into the air! But it is not that simple.
Height – 21 cm (8 inches).
£150 (excl. VAT)
December 15, 2010 by sarah · Comments Off
£85 (excl. VAT)
December 14, 2010 by sarah · Comments Off
Ron Fuller (a.k.a. The Village Toymaker) always makes a few ‘Stocking Fullers’ each Christmas. This AutoStirrer is one of our favourites. ‘Be one up on your office pals, see the look on their faces when you take this out of your pocket and AUTOSTIR your coffee”.
It makes the ideal gift for a coffee or tea lover! Simply clip it to the side of any cup, turn the handle and watch your drink be stirred to perfection. Handmade by Ron Fuller with a brilliant instruction sheet.
December 13, 2010 by sarah · Comments Off
Automata Maker and illustrator Sophie Naylor takes inspiration from British culture, historical inventions, gadgetry, contraptions, and nostalgic eras. She likes to depict ‘Britishness’ in an eccentric, quirky, humorous context.
This limited edition piece, Man’s Best Friend, is available to buy from Sophie.
Price £150 plus shipping.
H: 20cm W:17.5cm D: 10.5cm
Watch it here.
December 12, 2010 by sarah · Comments Off
‘Karakuri: How to Make Mechanical Paper Models That Move‘ by Keisuke Saka is now available through our Amazon Affiliates Store.
Keisuke Saka is one of Japan’s most honoured paper engineers. His beautiful designs are thoughtful with only a few moving parts, yet producing elegant movement. This book makes a great gift.
You can also buy individual papercraft models here,
http://www.paperanimations.com/saka.html including these two (illustrated) Teeter Totter’ (an adorable robot takes a few small steps for robo-kind) and ‘Doomed’ (one last flop in resistance to the chef’s knife).
December 11, 2010 by sarah · Comments Off
This lovely cut brass Cupid has a removable blindfold, and has strewn his arrows around hoping for the right target. The perfect Valentines gift .
Available to order now for delivery in January 2011.
£99 (excl. VAT)