Friday, August 22, 2008

letterpress table

This table has just started making the blog rounds and I must say, I am in love. (That is twice this week, including the chandelier). This lovely little table is from Crate and Barrel and comes with a not so little price, $900.
The reason I like this table as opposed to a table that uses actual wood type (this one is simply carved to look like individual blocks) is that original wood type is something letterpress printers treasure. It breaks my heart every time I see a set of wood type on Ebay & split up so it can spell out words like 'friend' or 'dream'. There are so many letterpress printers who desperately search out old type to print with and to see it treated as a novelty totally trivializes what we do.

But that is just my two cents. ;)