Thursday, September 1, 2011

the simple elegance of michael flemming's work and home

This morning I read an article in the NY Times about the home and work of Michael Flemming, a sculptor and furniture maker living in Maine. Mr. Flemming and his partner, Jennifer Wurst, live simply in a small rental house which they have lovingly painted and decorated to suit their minimal taste. Most of the artwork and furniture were made by Mr. Flemming from found driftwood, aged to the perfect silvery-sheen, a color echoed throughout their house. The rest of the furnishings have been salvaged from the dump. With Ms. Wurst’s eye for stylish gray-white simplicity, the resulting spaces are cozy, fresh, crisp, and beautiful.