...your first time.
A little over a year ago, this was the first piece I designed in the angelo:HOME collection.
This was the first piece that was sent to my home after I worked on getting everything just right. I opened the box and I'm not gonna lie to you, I got a little choked up. There it was. I couldn't even take it out right away. I just stared it for a bit trying to understand exactly how this happened AND now, I see it on the OVERSTOCK web site and I can't believe it's real.
"How did we get here?"
I'm glad we're here, but it's funny to me that the little kid that spent all his free time tearing apart old, discarded pieces of furniture and reinventing them into something I thought looked good and was useable (my parents humored me and used everything) wound up doing basically the same thing as an adult.
The design aspect is a thrill for me. Every little bit of it, even the stuff that seems a little mundane and frustrating to others; Putting things together, trying a new concept that will fit within all the parameters that are in place for hitting an affordable price point, ease of shipping, comfortable feel and style along with function--ALL the problem solving is right up my alley. I dream about it at night, I talk about endlessly during the day and I visualize it while I'm standing in line for my coffee. I'm not very exciting to be around, but I am committed (DON'T say it, it's tooo easy).
Who knew there was a job out there for me that is exactly what I used to do for the sheer wonder of it all? It's still a wonder and pretty wonderful.