i was just reminded of this, spring is coming, today.
so i took a much needed long drive out to my parents property to investigate and reacquaint myself with "the looking glass studio".
originally built as a green house by my dad and i-- and made almost entirely of salvaged windows and glass doors.
the roof is courragated tin and fiberglass from an old chicken coop and the floor is equal parts cobblestone and slate. the slate was purchased from a local quarry and the cobblestone was salvaged from a cobblestone street they tore up in downtown portland. my dad is a pretty resourceful guy and i like to indulge myself in thinking i've picked up a bit of that from him.
the windows we found mostly at the town dump and a few on curbs. many of the large windows were from the old post office building in town.
we used it as a green house for a few years and then i started using it as my studio. there was at one time a honeybee's hive under the eave of the roof facing the east side.
they hummed and i worked.
tonight i just snapped some pictures.
oh- and yes, the royal typewriter was a dumpster dive find too.
see my flickr for more on the looking glass studio.