My wife, Penny, and I recently finished our first marathon. At least that’s what it felt like after attending the giant Artropolis Art Fair at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago.More… Giant doesn’t begin to describe it. 5 separat...
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Location: Lisle, IL
I've been designing and building contemporary furniture and accessories full time for about 8 years. Prior to that, I was a painter doing highly realistic urban landscapes- scenes of Chicago, New York, Miami Beach, etc. My focus on urban architecture has helped me greatly with my furniture designs. Art Deco, Asian, and mid-century design aesthetics can be found in much of my work.
My wife and I live in Lisle, a western suburb of Chicago, although we're in the process of trying to relocate to the Seattle area. We have to sell our house first, though, and that's proving to be difficult in today's market.
Our 2 grown children live in Chicago and generally think we're nuts to want to move.
If anyone wants a totally remodeld house with a great 800 s/f shop attatched to it, let me know.
-- Alan Carter, www.alancarterstudio.com
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|commented on||Folding card table||05-27-2010 06:35 PM|
|replied on||Any tips for moving a woodshop?||04-25-2010 12:45 AM|
|commented on||Katie's Cutting Board||02-16-2010 06:11 AM|
|commented on||Folding card table||01-28-2010 01:38 AM|
|commented on||Art Deco style bed.||01-28-2010 01:37 AM|
|commented on||Custom home theater||01-28-2010 01:35 AM|
|replied on||Advice on Making Custom Panels from Veneer and MDF-Gluing Up||12-15-2009 04:10 AM|
|replied on||Shop Setup||10-20-2009 08:21 PM|
|commented on||Two Burl Bowls||10-07-2009 06:35 AM|
|commented on||Wavy White Oak Bowl||08-03-2009 05:08 AM|
|replied on||Old Chairs...........how to go about dating them correctly and how to repair them||06-11-2009 05:47 AM|
|commented on||Art Deco vanity||02-16-2009 06:50 AM|
|replied on||Delta 1 1/2" hp motor- never used, now sold||02-04-2009 10:31 PM|
|commented on||Wenge coffee table||01-12-2009 09:12 PM|
|replied on||Glue Clean up||01-06-2009 05:14 AM|
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My wife and I occasionally drive up to Wisconsin for a variety of reasons. The Milwaukee Art Museum, which is phenomenal, the scenery, or just to get away from Chicago for a while. One of the must do’s on these tripsMore… is to pick up...
My wife and I attended a wine tasting a few months ago where the focus was on the glasses. The purpose of the tasting was to learn how and why different glasses affect the taste and enjoyment of wine. More…I was very skeptical going in, but ...