Category Archives: Furniture

A classic American success story


Every once in a while I meet an American craftsman whose story I just feel compelled to tell.  David Stine is one of those craftsman.  Last June I was honored to be invited to appear on a panel about American made … Continue reading

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That’s a bright idea!


I love to read and am always struggling with my dim table lamps.  Well it appears the answer to my problem is at hand, and it just happens to be made by members of our extended American family.  I recently … Continue reading

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What a blast!


I just got back from the Dwell on Design conference in L.A., and I had a really great time.  Michela O’Connor Abrams, the President of Dwell Media, invited me down to be a presenter at the conference.  Michela and I … Continue reading

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Going to the cupboard


I am very excited to present my second video project with a fine American manufacturing firm.  Canyon Creek makes great kitchen, bathroom and any other kind of room cabinets in Monroe, Washington.  I had the good fortune to visit them … Continue reading

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Lights, camera, action!


I often hear a common complaint. “I want to buy more products manufactured in the U.S., but they are tough to find. Well, one retailer that is making it easy to go on a “one stop, all-American” shopping trip is … Continue reading

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Sitting pretty


Nothing makes you appreciate furniture as much as backpacking.  While backpacking, a lowly rock, stump or log suffices for a chair.  These chair wannabees seldom are stable, padded or particularly attractive.  Thankfully, I recently discovered an American firm making outdoor patio … Continue reading

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It reads a bit like a murder mystery.


I came across a couple of interesting blog posts written by an American manufacturer of furniture.  Paul Downs makes furniture in Philadelphia, and was contacted by a German furniture maker who wanted Mr. Downs to make some of their furniture in … Continue reading

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