Hi everyone–it’s a pleasure to meet you!
If you are reading this on our website, and you’ve had a chance to browse around, then you will already have a sense of who we are and what we do. If you landed here from elsewhere, then some introductions are in order.
We are Mike and Julie, and we are Square Peg Designs.
WHAT DO WE DO?
The official, longer answer (which Julie likes because it has more words) has something to do with seeing ‘dormant beauty’ in ‘reclaimed objects’… ‘creating one-of-a-kind…with an industrial chic feel.’ All true but, you know, yada yada yada.
The short answer (Mike’s preference) is that we like to turn cool, old stuff into even cooler (if you can imagine) new stuff. Like these lights which we are really infatuated with!
WHY SQUARE PEG?
Well, now there’s a story. But we’ll spare you the sordid details.
To get the gist, just think of the misfit, the nerd, the loner, the dork, the nonconformist, the oddball, the maverick…that strange species of human that is somehow a square peg in a round hole, an unusual individualist who doesn’t quite ‘fit.’
We are a couple of square pegs. No doubt about that. But the materials we use to make our products are also square pegs in their own right: objects that were once valued but have, over time, been cast aside for something more functional, more useful, or more beautiful. We think that many of these objects–floor boards, industrial bases, Mason jars, shoe lasts–just need a little ‘encouragement’ to become something useful once again and, hopefully, pretty cool to look at as well.
WHERE CAN I FIND SQUARE PEG STUFF?
WHAT WILL THIS BLOG BE ABOUT?
Be prepared for a bit of a motley crew here.
Sometimes, we’ll let you know about cool resources and events in the area, and sometimes the blog will just be a wonderful cathartic place where the square pegs that we are can muse about things we love (and don’t love) to eat, drink, see, think about, hear, etc.
The common thread is that we’ll give you some insight into our journey as our little venture unfolds, and hope that you will tell us what you like, what you don’t like, and what you’d like to see more of.
Well, that’s all for now folks. Stay tuned for our next post where we’ll show you one of the projects we were working on during our never-ending winter (that, apparently, did end)–yeah!
from a couple of square pegs