Thursday, September 14, 2006

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:30 PM

    I have been making furniture and wooden stuff all of my life. My office, where I am writing now, is entirely furnished with desks, tables, and bookcases that I have made. The homes of my grown daughter, and of my ex-wife, as well as my own home, are similarly furnished.

    When I arrive at my office in the morning I feel good because of the furniture. When I visit my daughter, and even my ex-wife, I feel at home, because of the furniture. It is hugely satisfying to be in an interior one has made oneself.

    I first discovered the coherence of an interior created by a single craftsman more than 30 years ago, when I had the good fortune to visit Wharton Esherick's studio, George Nakashima's studio, Sam Maloof's house in California, and the delightful home of Richard Starr in Thetford Center VT. Starr is an educator who teaches young children to think and create via woodworking, and I will be passing your blog along to him. Good stuff, I hope it finds an eager audience.