“A burning desire to design and produce unique, well-crafted, locally made goods” motivated Paul Ocepek to begin creating custom wall art a few years ago from baltic birch plywood and non-toxic water-based inks. He cuts with a laser, then hand-assembles the pieces without glue in his Norfolk, Mass.. studio. Ocepek uses transparent inks so the grain shows through. His colorful, “unique, fun and funky” products include cats, fish, dinosaurs, robots and even one-eyed pirates (plus parrots). He named his company Modern Moose after his first wall piece, Snoutrageous ($23 wholesale), an antlered creature the artist says is very popular on his blog.