Monthly Archives: November 2013

Designer’s Alphabet, U is for …..

is for urn. This is an example of cross pollination between furniture, architecture, and related decorative arts. The urn or vase form goes far back into pre-history in the ancient world from the clay vessels used for the for a … Continue reading

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Great interveiw with Jim Tolpin

It seems like yesterday I was wrapping up my keynote address on furniture design to a packed house in Chicago. Then a woodworker down in front raised his hand and posed a question I didn’t know the answer to. A … Continue reading

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Do Your Best Work

When I look back over my journey as a woodworker, there have been three great leaps that marked turning points in my work. They didn’t have anything to do with buying some fancy machine or hand tool (though I kicked … Continue reading

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