One thing I have always found inspiring (and one of my favorite parts of the job) is getting to know all the amazing craftsmen and women who make my job possible. Without these talented folk, how would I have any furniture to furnish? I have always been fascinated by people who possess the patience and ability to construct something out of nothing. I think the desire to create must run in the family; my oldest brother refashioned an old corn crib into a writer's retreat, and our middle brother has long worked with his hands building furniture, homes, and even surfboards. It's in the blood, but I must have gotten more of the vision and less of the diligence to physically build. This occurred to me today when I was visiting Parts and Labor Workshop (http://partsandlaborworkshop.com/), with whom I have collaborated on many projects. Going to visit their studio, I get giddy at the prospect that anything is possible... with the right budget of course. I took some pictures today of tools and projects and fun going on in there right now. Coming up with solutions and ideas with them creatively charges me, and I only wish I had the means to build a custom wall-length built-in for our living room that would magically fit into the next apartment we rent. See below for the guys at work:
And some of the results from recent projects are below:
This isn't a commercial for them, though I guess it kind of reads like one. I am just always amazed at such talent and wanted to share their efforts!