Category Archives: Furniture

The Festive Period is officially underway!


If you live in England, the “Festive Period” is generally thought of as the period of time between Christmas and New Years.  But I tend to think of the entire month of December as the Festive Period and my Festive … Continue reading

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Nice work Dwell!


  I have written about Dwell Magazine before.  Michela O’Connor Abrams, the President of Dwell Media, produces what I think is the best magazine focused on homes in their many shapes and forms.  I urge you to get a subscription … Continue reading

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No heavy lifting required!


I love hunting for products made by members of our extended American family.  Clothing, shoes, appliances, furniture, you name it.  Over the last three years I have written hundreds of posts on this blog about products I have found.  But … Continue reading

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I might branch out and buy this stuff


I recently found out about a cool American company making toys and furniture for kids. The firm is Twig Creative, and the camera allows budding photographers to shoot pictures to their heart’s content, though the images will be captured in … Continue reading

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Which coast is this again?


  My dad, Richard Briggs, grew up on the east coast.  Living in New York City, he took most of his beach vacations in Massachusetts.  Sadly, we didn’t get to take an East Coast beach vacation together before he suddenly … Continue reading

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Celebrate your local makers!


The folks pictured above work at Seattle’s best bike shop, R&E Cycles.  Dan Towle has owned Rodriguez Bicycles (R+E Cycles) since 1993.  Dan and his crew have been making amazing bikes on the “Ave” in Seattle for decades.  I thought of Dan … Continue reading

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Important news I forgot to tell you about


It has been a crazy couple of weeks and I have not had time to do any posting.  So here are a bunch of Made in America tidbits I wanted to let you know about. Cooking with Gas If you … Continue reading

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A classic American success story


Every once in a while I meet an American craftsman whose story I just feel compelled to tell.  David Stine is one of those craftsman.  Last June I was honored to be invited to appear on a panel about American made … Continue reading

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That’s a bright idea!


I love to read and am always struggling with my dim table lamps.  Well it appears the answer to my problem is at hand, and it just happens to be made by members of our extended American family.  I recently … Continue reading

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What a blast!


I just got back from the Dwell on Design conference in L.A., and I had a really great time.  Michela O’Connor Abrams, the President of Dwell Media, invited me down to be a presenter at the conference.  Michela and I … Continue reading

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