Wednesday, June 17, 2009

refab

i'm obsessing lately, about furniture, my business, working w/others and the overall philosophy i want to adhere to. i thought of the 'word' refab, taking recycled materials and making them fabulous. injecting my design sense to come up with pieces for the home. the result, sustainability for interior spaces.
i think that found materials/objects can live many different lives and the less 'stuff' that ends up in a landfill, the better.
paz, scott

Friday, June 12, 2009

party

i went to a nice little party at zinc wine cellar last night. after an indoor cycling class, i headed down at arrived slightly late, and hungry. the only letdown was they were practically out of hors d'oeuvres so i got finger veggies and scarfed off a plate. for abq it was ok, more of a networking gig. i met some architects and other designers as well as some people whose faces i knew but not who they were.
so, we are building for our opening and also canvased the place last night.
i wish everyone could attend.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

progression

ok, we are getting air under our wings. i feel some lift. yesterday the ABQ sunday journal came to 'element', interviewed us and took photos. we will be in the arts section this sunday, just in time for our soiree.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

more on sustainability

'it is too late to be pessimistic.'
'we don't want to believe what we know.'
yann arthus bertrand

this frenchman nails it. over the last month or so the terms 'green' and 'sustainability' have crept more and more into my thoughts. i am becoming more focused on something being sustainable. something that has longevity that can be passed down from generation to generation. i see that consumption is cut drastically when we design and build well thought out objects.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

first grower's market

today was the first downtown grower's market of the summer and the turnout was quite nice.
since the element store is 100 yards away all i did was drive down there with my canopy, grab some furniture and setup. pretty easy. i'd say 35 or so cards were taken and i got into an interesting discussion about sustainable vs. green. a guy named doug who said he sold office furniture came by and started talking about emissions/VOC. i told him my business philosophy leans towards sustainable furniture...that sustainability is less consumptive than the recycling process.
plus i use a lot of found material which, i believe is already charged with all this energy and history. if i get my hands on it, just a small addition can send it off in a different direction. stay tuned. peace, scott

Monday, June 1, 2009

element reception


you are cordially invited to experience albuquerque’s newest, most provocative design store.
WE ARE OPEN and since we believe albuquerque is need of a store such as this, come down june 18 between 5-8 p.m. to see furnishings, art and a philosophy of lifestyle that is fresh and innovative.

paz, scott