About Me

My name is Brendan and I love to build things. Every since I saw Star Wars for the first time I have loved robots and spaceships, worn paint and rust. It fascinated me that the ships and robots were dirty and worn. Things weren’t shiny and new but looked used and lived in.  I would spend hours studying every detail of any and all photos I could find. I was hypnotized by all the details and trying to imagine what function they served.  I had the “Blueprint” and “Art of Star Wars” books that I wore out by flipping through their pages countless times. I dreamed of one day making my own designs pulled from my imagination.

My workbench is always cluttered with projects in various states of completion, though none are fully completed yet.

I have chosen the name “SABI” for my online alter ego.
Sabi means rust in Japanese. I like rust.
Sabi is also part of wabi-sabi, a Japanese idea that beauty is found in imperfect things. Sabi can mean unique or original. Both are fitting for how I envision my finished projects.

I currently live in Japan.