Paley Park

Paley Park is a little known gem not far from MOMA. It’s one of two privately owned parks in NYC that are free to the public. Tucked into a slot between tall buildings it measures

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North American Hardwoods

After experimenting with a few exotic hardwoods earlier in my career, I have concentrated on using North American Hardwoods primarily for ecological and political reasons. Although I realize that much of tropical deforestation is

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Balance

If I might paraphrase some of my favorite passages from Thoreau: “The unexamined life is not worth living – Go forth in the direction of your dreams, live the life you’ve imagined – So many

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Perfection

I strive for perfection in my work. It’s a maddening process, as I’m forced to settle for “to the best of my ability and the materials at hand.” Admittedly, the main things I see

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Studio/Shop

This is my workspace. Located on two rolling acres at 7600 feet in the Colorado Frontrange, it is my fifth workshop.  When we moved to the mountains we had two prerequisites: southern exposure and

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My History

This is my 21st year as a professional furnituremaker. It has been somewhat of a quixotic journey – an interesting way to make a living. Twenty years or so ago, Thomas Moser told me three

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How I Got Here

Raised in a small town in northern Illinois, I moved to Aspen, Colorado upon graduation from college in order to pursue the hedonistic endeavour of being a ski bum. I was quite successful at

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Simple But Elegant

My friend Julia Gordon coined this phrase, and it’s become my mantra. Thoreau implored us to “Simplify Simplify”. There is an inherent beauty to be found in simplistic designs, as in nature. I just lost

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Initial Post

What follows are my musings about furniture, design, art, and life in general, as they all are obviously related. I welcome your

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