Just received the news that our Northstar table won the Grand prize in the Etsy & NASA space craft contest! We are thrilled and very excited by the prize - a trip to the Kennedy Space Center for a shuttle launch as NASA VIP guests! Thanks so much to NASA and Etsy for hosting such a great contest. I still can't believe astronaut Astronaut Steve Robinson was hanging out with our table - so cool!
Eric and I have been prepping two shelves that are going to Paris this week. The client chose white and gray cubes - which look pretty sharp. In the process of creating the shipping container we got talking about how great it would be to make the crate purposeful. We had taken a trip to Paris in October of last year and had been in awe of all the balconies and outdoor space adorned with foliage. So we created a shipping crate that could be used as a planter.
Happy New Year! And what a year it's been. Eric and I started this business less than a year ago when we launched at Brooklyn Designs. Thinking back we were both so nervous about sharing our work with people. The feed back from you all has been amazingly positive - thank you! We've met some great people and been given some wonderful opportunities.
It's not one of the issues that gets a lot of press, but concrete (specifically cement) manufacturing is pretty bad on the sustainability scale. The traditional way of making cement involves heating limestone to outrageously high temperatures in an effort to extract carbon dioxide. Not only does all this heating take energy, but of course we use tons and tons of concrete every day.