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Woodworkers Attention: J. B. Blunk's Handcrafted Wooden Home in the Northern California Woods

I visited J.B. in the early ’60s, when I was just starting to build. I was inspired. It was (is) a magic house. Everyone who steps inside feels it.

Here’s a great article and photos in yesterday’s New York Times Style Magazine by Amanda Fortini, with photos by Lisa Eisner:

https://shltr.net/2fyLfRi

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The man who grows fields full of tables and chairs

“At first glance it is a typical countryside scene. Deep in the Derbyshire Dales, young willow trees stretch upwards towards the late spring sun. Birds, bees and the odd wasp provide a gentle soundtrack to the bucolic harmony.

But laid out in neat rows in the middle of a field are what appears to be a rather peculiar crop.

On closer inspection these are actually upside-down chairs, fully rooted in the sandy soil.

Slender willows sprout out of the ground then after a few inches the trunk becomes the back of a chair, the seat follows and finally the legs. The structure is tied to a blue frame and the entire form is clothed in leaves.…”

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-32977012

Sent by Jonathan Greene

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