Monthly Archives: July 2012

Spruce summer school!

It’s that time again….time for another installment of “Spruce class recap”.  We have had a nice variety of classes in the past couple of months, which means we have made a nice variety of new friends.  Our assortment of students was made up of out-of-towners who flew in for classes (we are so flattered), repeat »

Inspiration of the Week: Black and White

You love it, don’t deny it. It’s a mime’s bread and butter and it makes a heck of a design choice. Black and White. It’s as classic as you can get. By definition something that is “classic” is something that never goes out of style, and a black and white combo is just that. My »


Okay, things are about to get weird.  A while back I got sucked into a reality show on the History Channel that followed the life of a taxidermy shop in Alaska.  I was instantly entranced.  I had never really given any thought about what might go into mounting an animal.  It is quite amazing how »

Spruce Fall 2012 Class Dates Listed!

Hi Everyone! We hope you had a great weekend! We had some overdue rain and a few blackouts over at my house ha! We have now been able to nail down the new dates for our DIY classes, August through November of 2012. We’ll take a break in December with the holidays, but there is »

Inspiration: Toshiyuki Kita’s “WINK” Chair!

The “WINK” Chair is the new Eames Lounge! Let’s talk about it: Toshiyuki Kita and his “WINK”chair. Here is the man below and his chair following, in all their glory. I have been on a pointed 70s-80s post-modern design kick for some time and have lately been collecting those decade’s interiors and architecture books with »

Before and Afters!

Other than getting to hang out with my super cool co-workers everyday, seeing the before and after shots of our work is my favorite part of the job.  It’s like the Jenny Jone/Ricki Lake makeover shows only its furniture…and it’s not televised.  Taking furniture that wouldn’t have been looked at twice and making it a »

Happy 4th of July!!!

Hello all! Happy Independance Day to you! We will be closed at Spruce for Wednesday July 4th, and are wishing all of you a safe and sparkling holiday. Just wanted to post a couple of Spruce – related projects and found images to celebrate the day and get you in the mood for fireworks, watermelons, »