Sacked by the "downturn", an unemployed architect touring the country in a bus...

I used to live in New York City. I designed homes for the tycoons of Wall Street; Park Avenue, Scarsdale, Greenwich. It was great fun. And, after years of saving up for a down payment, I was just about to buy my own little place in Fleetwood, half an hour north of the city, when the economy fell apart. Architects are like canaries in a coal mine when the economy slows, and true to form, there were massive layoffs in firms all over the country. Devastation of the profession. So, I decided to try to find something else to do for a while. I bought a 23' school bus and I'm on the road to see if I can figure out what that might be.

Friday, January 21, 2011

3rd Chair Flyer

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  1. My favorite of the three. I really like the half-circle back. Very pretty.

  2. Hi Kate,

    Thanks, yes I like it best, too :-)

  3. Hi Roy, it's been awhile since I checked in on you.. I just had to say that if that guy whose shop we perused outside of Crestone had seen any of this work, I bet he would have felt quite a bit less talented. These chairs are absolutely stunning work! I'm glad to see that you are quite well occupied in your artistic endeavors!
    Crestone Andy

  4. Hi Andy,

    Great to hear from you. Thanks for checking in, and your kind words. Crestone was a high point in my travels. Now I'm in Palo Alto doing some design in trade for a place to live and hang out with some really nice folks. It's a sort of commune where every one is science based. I hope this leads to something stable with an income!

    Hope you are well. Be sure and let me know if you get out this way. There is talk here of a trip to the high Sierra's this summer, and you know where there are mountains, there is climbing!