I know I’m in the right place

By ayr August 16, 2010

This was spotted on the most recent trip to my furniture maker, the ones making the furniture for the restaurant in Harvard Square. Isn’t it brilliant?

We wanted to do all custom furniture, but our budget was very tight. My architects had worked with a guy they thought would be perfect. I saw this contraption and knew I was in the right place. I’ll say it again, isn’t that brilliant?

I love how limited resources combined with necessity can spurn creativity and invention. This is at the core of the Yankee ethic that I love so deeply. Need a dust pan? Slice that bucket in half, nail it to a piece of wood. Know what, it’s re-using without being “green,” and it’s cheap without being from Wal-Mart. Isn’t that brilliant?

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