Sunday Ramblings Vol.8

*Sunday Ramblings is a weekly post where we share our personal anecdotes and thoughts. These posts won’t necessarily be directly related to In the Rough, but the likelihood is that they will be while creating a transparent look into the business.*

*This is Volume 8*

I’m finding myself sitting staring at the screen tonight. Not quite writers’ block, more grasping at finding a worthy subject to write about. I have toyed with the idea of writing about things that inspire me, but I want that to come on a different day, not during my Sunday Ramblings. Maybe on a Wednesday or Thursday post to break up the week and add a bit more pizazz to the blog. That still leaves me wondering what to write about right now. So, maybe for my first ‘Inspirations’ post, I’ll start here…

This chair – The Eames Lounge Chair, has been my furniture raison d’etre since as long as I can remember. I told Scott I’d take this chair as my engagement ‘present’ in lieu of a ring, but alas, I got a ring (it’s a beautiful ring and I love it but, but… this chair!!).


If you don’t know anything about this chair and ottoman, they were designed by brothers Charles and Ray Eames for the Herman Miller company. It took years of tinkering and perfecting but was finally released in 1956. This chair is still relevant today. It has and will continue to stand the test of time when it comes to furniture, design, quality, and craftsmanship. If you’ve never noticed it before, you’ll start seeing it everywhere now (sorry, not sorry) – movies, reproductions in offices, other furniture stores, TV shows, etc. It’s stunning and understated, a quiet kind of cool.

I want to get to a point with In The Rough where my pieces exude even a fraction of whatever magic this chair has. I want people to think similar thoughts about what I’m offering the world. No, I don’t believe I need to sell something for $10,000 to get this reaction, but something for $20 can be just as admired and loved… at least that’s the hope! I can assure you this isn’t the last time you’ll hear of my love for this chair. I’ll likely write a much longer post about it some day, since it is the inanimate love of my life.

One day, this chair will be mine. In the meantime, I’ll keep creating things and reaching for my Eames dreams 🙂


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