Writer & furniture maker, Lost Art Press LLC
Covington, KY, USA
Honesty, Discipline and a Spreadsheet Can Help Keep You Fed
The path to designing and manufacturing even the simplest of tools is twisted and treacherous.
In a design rut? Good. Stay there. Here's how to make the most of the glorious furrows you've built for your brain.
Every time I go to the home center I can't believe what's escaped from the factories.
Local historic architecture can improve your design skills. Hit the bricks this weekend to jump start your education.
Some of the rules for making a comfy chair are inflexible and (I think) untested. Here's some straight talk on chair angles.
Build and maintain a visual library so that you can stand on the shoulders of designers before you.
A deep intimacy with your materials allows you to push the limits of your designs.
American anarchism isn't about bombs and leather jackets. If you're an independent designer, you might be an anarchist.
You might fool some customers, but there's no way you'll fool your competitors. And here's the problem: You need them.
Absolutely yes! And no! (It depends on what you are selling.) Here's a quick guide for selling your designs, whether they cost $10 or $10,000.
It's like a design class run by dead people. But it's up to you to find the classroom
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