Tuesday, August 10, 2010


How lucky are we that we have the nicest customers? You never have to write back after receiving your order - but when you do - we're the happiest people in the world. And by the way, giving us a chance to fix something is also a blessing because we want everyone to be happy and we can't improve if you don't tell us what needs fixing. We're all in this together.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Resin Weights

Okay, finally. Our resin shot-filled weights are ready. The pomegranates are about 100 grams each and the bunnies are about 125 grams. Poms are $9 and the buns are $11. We'll get them on the web site soon but if you want them before then just send us an email.
By the way, if there's something you want and you don't see it on the site or the drop-down menu says it's sold out just send an email. You can inquire and not be obligated to anything. Usually we send emails with fabric selections or other options. And, oh, if you live in LA you can arrange for a pickup to save the shipping cost and have a chat and a snack. Or you could do a drive by and we'll throw it in the car. Whatever.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Long Overdue Update

First, how is it July tomorrow??? We've only just finished napping after AIC! Not really. Though we've been silent, we have been working hard. We know the actual website and store need updating, too, and that's coming. In the meantime, we encourage people to send inquiries through our contact address and we can let you know what's available or what can be available post haste.
I have some pictures and more will be coming. Soon.
Lab Coats come in 4 base colors now (black, charcoal, olive, teal blue) with a selection of trims for you to choose from. We also have all black bib aprons and all black restaurant waist aprons with the IVS logo, in black. You can see them, with a magnifying glass, along with our upcycled material glue gun stands in this shot from Milwaukee, as we prepare for Cafe Disco.

We also have two new sets of weights to introduce: the leather Volcano series, and hard resin forms.
These leather weights come in three sizes: the tiny Volcano Kiss that sold out in Milwaukee, retails at $7 each. Next up is the medium Volcano Weight. And last but not least, the Eyjafjallajokull, or just call it the Large Volcano. I also like 'Fjall' or 'Fyjoll', which mean 'mountain'. Whatever, we'll know what you're talking about. The Fjall comes in at about 4lbs.This is a variation of the finished top - hand sewn instead of machine sewn. I like them both. Haven't decided...
These are the footprints of the weights. The smallest is 1.5" across.

Next, I'm still working on these resin-encased lead and steel shot weights. The shapes are almost right and then the exact proportions of shot to resin need to be worked out. I have a bunch of imperfects if someone wants a deal on bunnies with broken ears and unsightly shot peeking out from behind the resin.

Oh, I almost forgot - we're planning a workshop series this Fall, here in LA. We've tentatively arranged for a space in Echo Park. Our aim is for the workshops to be an opportunity to acquire real conservation-useful skills, such as mold making or needle felting, and if those conservation skills could consequently be used to make, say, a unicorn or Christmas ornaments, then so be it. The workshops would naturally include snacks and vino.

So you see, we're working here but I only have one intern - he's 8 and has a very short attention span.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

For those about to shop, we salute you

Please come to Cafe Disco, pretty please. Come see why our eyes are red and there is thread on everything in our homes.
Finally, magnets for conservators. Inside humor only you will understand.

Tiny steel shot weights as pretty as gum drops. Available in many flavors.

And the raviolis, elegant and oh, so heavy. We don't want to beg but it would be rather nice not to haul lead back to California, as beautiful as it is.

Vintage kimono silk bean bags. Hand-washable. Perfect gift for your favorite conservation lady.

Leather and canvas tool wrap with zippered compartments.

Plus, come on, free snacks and drinks? Dancing? Can you afford NOT to come?

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Cafe Disco

We're thrilled to

We're thrilled to invite you all for a reception in our suite at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, 509 W. Wisconsin Avenue, located 2 blocks from the AIC Hyatt location. Two short blocks, come on down. You won't even need a designated driver. We'll have a selection of our products for sale - just think, no shipping charges. Of course you're all welcome to just come say hello and enjoy some snacks and music. We would love to see you!

Sewing Machines are Working Overtime...

Saturday, April 24, 2010



Express love for your favorite "appropriate reversible adhesive, 50% in acetone"

or send your co-workers a friendly reminder to label their scary beakers lining the fume hood and lab fridge......

These are just two in a new series of cast resin magnets that will be available from IVS at the 2010 AIC conference this May! (handcast and painted by IVS in Omaha, NE)

Monday, April 5, 2010

New - Lead Shot Weights for Everyone

Introducing The Ravioli. Each square holds about a quarter pound of lead shot sealed in polyethylene bags. Made from supple black deer hide and tan deer-tanned cowhide they are flexible, heavy, and versatile.

Roll them, stack them, prop them, drape them, Mama Mia, that's a great weight! Making their debut at AIC 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

More New Tool Wraps

Some of you have asked if we will be at AIC this year. Yes we will. But the vendor hall is a little beyond our baby company's reach so instead be looking for "Cafe Disco" (The Office fans, anyone?) to be held in our suite. More details soon, but you can be sure of good music, good company, and good snacks and drink. Just don't wipe your hands on the products. Use the bedspreads. And I'll put hand sanitizer on our shopping list.

Echino has come out with so many beautiful fabrics for 2010 and we've incorporated them into some of our tool wraps. These are all basically unique so what you see is the one you would get and then there are no more. Unless you really love something that's sold out, - in that case we'll see if we can actually still get the fabrics you're craving. Because we aim to please.

This is what's new as of today: Echino Birds on Chartreuse - with flap closed
Echino Birds on Chartreuse with flap open. This makes the background fabric look a little purple, but it more like the first picture - chocolate brown.

Echino African Animals in lavender, flap closed

Echino African Animals in lavender, flap open

Echino Birds on Brown - flap closed. The background fabric for this is black canvas but it has a funny uneven look in this photo. Hmm. Oh well.

Echino Birds on Brown, flap open. It looks not quite rectangular in this picture, because of the angle, but the first picture shows the proportion correctly.
Available by emailing us, contact at inherentvicesquad dot com, $36 plus shipping and handling. Or come see us in Milwaukee...

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Available Now!

While we're stocking up for Milwaukee (looking forward to good beer, cheese, and Laverne and Shirley nostalgia), we do have some things to tide you over.
Such as these lovely and unique tool roll ups. They button down to keep your gear from sliding out the top.
To order, send an email to contact at inherentvicesquad dot com and tell us which you prefer. $36 plus shipping and handling
Birds on Orange flap closed SOLD
Would you like "Birds on Orange"?
Birds on Orange open SOLD

Paint by Numbers flap closed

Paint by Numbers open

Green Elephants flap closed

Green elephants flap open

Echino Deer flap closed SOLD

Echino Deer flap open SOLD

Also, be on the lookout for glue gun stands and shot weights in supple leather...