Monthly Archives: December 2012

Built-in portable, waterproof, hairy, handy ruler.

Four years ago I sat in the back of a design workshop led by Jim Tolpin. He demonstrated how to design and build a piece of furniture using his hands as a ruler by walking us through a small step … Continue reading

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It’s a time to mourn. We seek answers, but they elude us. Mourning quiets the noise inside. Quiet enough to hear the hard questions.

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Designer’s Alphabet, I is for……………..

is for Paul Iribe (1883 – 1935), a multifaceted and prolific illustrator and designer in the decorative arts. His furniture designs spanned the end of the Art Nouveau and the beginning of the Art Deco movements. This chest above reflects … Continue reading

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