Coup Soup – ‘I LoVe WooD’


No matter what event or design contract I’m working on, I always find my way back to it. In this case, the discovery of Shou-Sugi-Ban (translates to burnt cedar board) led to the incineration of several pieces of antique furniture here in my home. Although it’s meant to be applied to siding of buildings, I thought “why not chattel?” This method used by the Japanese since the 1700’s produced a hauntingly beautiful charcoal barrier with an incredibly rich and distinctive look. I can’t put the torch down…



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