I’ve always wanted — literally since I was a kid wanted — a trestle table like this. Not that I have the space for it right now, but that’s beside the point, really. And this one, all wisdom and beauty through years of use, combined with the groovilicious chairs and that stone floor, is just about perfect.
My favorite design these days is practiced by real people renovating their own spaces. Starting with Blake Dollahite (who I’ve yet to give proper respect to with a post dedicated to his work) and in the past few weeks including RedneckModern and others, it is this work I find most inspiring. Today I learned about Wood&Faulk and am excited to be able to watch the progress of his work on his blog (where he also sells his handcrafted goods).
The Timberland Wodehouse Chukka.
(original post — titled “Want. These. Boots” — dated 10/21/10)
UPDATE: Santa reads Japanese Trash, apparently, because these were under the tree yesterday morning (okay, really it was enough Nordstrom gift gear for me to head over to my local Nordstrom and… order a pair in my size for delivery). Should be wearing these by New Year’s Eve.
So many things to love about this space. The mix of materials is sublime, the neutral palette does not wash away interest, the sparing use of color is masterful (and, in many ways, makes the space sing), the exposed infrastructure pieces… it all adds up to a whole much greater than the sum of the parts.