Anonymous on Jun 14, 2013
I absolutely LOVE how unique and wonderful this is!!
Anonymous on Jan 21, 2013
Philip was so helpful and answered all of my questions super quick! this lamp is absolutely beautiful and well-made. I absolutely love it and so does my husband. Philip got it to me in a flash, in time for Xmas, wrapped up all nice and just as described. We love it. Thanks Philip!!!
Living and breathing creativity.
There’s something about being able to explore that passion or interest that you share with somebody. It’s beautiful. It’s fulfilling. We were lucky enough to discover it and to live it out everyday. After years spent experimenting, taking things apart, scavenging junk yards and the woods, holding onto all of the little trinkets, + discovering that the old could have new life, we came up with Typewriter Boneyard. It is the place where we are able to share the result of that journey.
All of our light fixtures are handcrafted in our home studio, located in downtown San Diego. This is where it happens – everything. This is the place where we eat, design, sleep, create, entertain, make messes, get inspired, and practice our photography skills. We are creating each piece in the middle of where we live life. Sometimes it’s a little chaotic, but it makes it all feel complete.
We both have a love for things that are old and worn. I’m not sure if it’s the texture, or the story of it's past life, but we incorporate previously used items as much as we can. This is why we describe our style as old-world, industrial, or vintage inspired. It also means that we’d be happy to create a custom piece for you using that book your grandpa gave you or that piece of driftwood you found on your last camping trip.
We love being apart of our local art community, taking in the city around us, exploring different creative outlets, and challenging ourselves to think of fresh ideas. You can see more of what we're doing in a few different places:
Chelsea's personal blog:
This is a collection of our current projects, what inspires us, a peek into our creative process, and too many photos of our dog.
Shaun Boyte, a rising video journalist, featured us in his ‘San Diego Creatives’ series. See where we work and live and hear what we have to say about running this little business of ours. Watch the video here:
If you are in San Diego, you can visit a few of our favorite places and see some of our work:
Coffee & Tea Collective
Hunt + Gather
Form & Function
Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer
I handcraft old-world lighting pieces out of our San Diego work/live loft.
Owner, Designer, Blogger, Photographer
Normally, you'll find me sketching new designs, taking product photos, blogging about our life, instagraming photos of my lunch, creating something for a wedding, packaging up an order, walking the dog, or catching up on my latest TV obsessions.
My name is Patrick. I'm a Boston Terrier and I keep these two out of trouble... I also acquire strange objects for them to turn into lamps. It's a weird thing they have.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
A: Heck Yes! I have done many custom orders based on colors or certain bulbs someone likes. I have also had many customers send me a favorite book to turn into a lamp!