On this week's Shop Small Saturday Showcase, I am happy to showcase the fantastic creations of Kevin Anderson from Silicate Studio! At last year's Unique L.A., I was immediately drawn to the rustic and clean designs, and I absolutely loved the combination of wood and metal of the Turnbuckle shelves. Then, I saw all of the different designs and knew I just had to feature the shop and share with all of you. Just check out the fantastic headboard below, and you'll know what I mean!
Lastly, the giveaway today is extra special because we will not have just one winner... but three! That's right, three of my lucky readers will have their choice of one of Silicate Studio's beautiful geometric mirrors. There are a few pictures in the interview below, so keep an eye out for which one you'll pick if you are a lucky winner. :) Now, let's learn all about Silicate Studio from Kevin, shall we?
Tell me a little bit about yourself!
I come from an interior design background and I also come from a cabinetmaking design/construction background. I decided to start my own business after realizing that I loved furniture and the creation of it more than designing white rooms.
Where did the name of your store come from?
It sounded like the beach to me, and I am a full-blooded beach boy. But it also sounded unique and related to mirrors and glass.
Why did you start making goods for Silicate Studio?
I have an insatiable need to create things with my hands. I can't control it.
What is your favorite item?
Don't have one, how can you say which child is your favorite? If I had to pick it would be our turnbuckle shelves. They started as a uber-quick solution. I needed a nightstand to put into a photoshoot and I had turnbuckles, a few slabs of old wood and soem random pieces of harwdare. They just sort of fell together and I realized after gettign TONS of questions about them instead of the bed in the picture, that these had some cool potential.
What is your most popular item?