3.21.2008

through the looking glass window.







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.

12 comments:

Michele Maule said...

That studio is so so very cool!!! I love that it's made from salvaged windows. I am drooling all over my keyboard....

Kerry said...

What a great building...a real inspiration for creativity. Great photos!

rodrimontes said...

nice pictures!!!

spaz said...

very nice studio! love the pictures...

Heather Buchanan said...

Oh wow! That typewriter is gorgeous! What a lucky day that must have been when you found it dumpster diving!

Nora said...

what a beautiful studio and it looks so big!

High Desert Diva said...

Wonderful studio....

littlebyRD said...

Oh my gosh - this is just the most fabulous studio! It is what I dream of. Very nice pictures.

littlebyRD said...

This is just the most beautiful studio! It is what I dream of. Very nice photos

industrialpoppy said...

There is something great about revisiting the place we first called a studio-I think that there is something very organic and beautiful in yours-the way it grew, from pieces gathered around you and with help from those that sought to teach you about creativity. I loved this post-reminded me of my own creative beginnings, and why I try to do what I do. Thanks!

sheer whimsy said...

gorgeous pictures...gorgeous studio!

jenifer74 said...

this looks like a dream studio. my husband and i have built rooms out of old salvaged windows before - it's such a wonderful aesthetic!!