While working under the hood of our ‘72 Cutlass in what may not have been a well-vented garage (kidding!) the parts began to take a different form. The air cleaner cover and the piston with connecting rod transformed into clocks and the spark plugs found new life as bottle openers. We decided not to scrap things that needed to be replaced under the hood, because they had the potential to become beautiful and functional in a new way. As a Mechanical Engineer (Chris) and a Graphic Designer (Marisa) we had a desire to help the planet with our talents and keep these beautiful things out of the landfill. So CJ7 Designs was born.