About Found Curve

Found Curve is about craft, architecture, art, design, ideas, sustainability, fashion, food… whatever strikes my fancy as something exceptional in the handbuilt world.

After blogging for over four years at Greenjeans, I decided it was time to turn over a new leaf and start blogging afresh. Greenjeans Blog is still fully live and archived at its same original location, and all links to it should still work.

The shape of Found Curve is still being discovered. In many ways it will be like Greenjeans Blog with virtual studio visits, craft and art world coverage, essays, reviews and experiences. But as it will no longer be tied to Greenjeans the shop and gallery, it will likely take on a form of its own over time.

One topic I hope to pursue here is that of barns, especially the barns of New England and upstate New York, as I begin a re-acquaintance with an old familiar passion.

WHAT’S A “FOUND CURVE?”

A “found curve” is a timber-framing term for a length of wood that is naturally bent in such a way that it is as structurally valuable as a built angle. I like the name for so many reasons – the reference to barn building, the idea of nature as designer, the way the two words look and sound together, the sensation they evoke.

BACKGROUND

I started Greenjeans Blog in April 2005, right after we opened the doors to our tiny gallery and shop in Park Slope, Brooklyn. We didn’t have a website yet so I thought a blog might be a good alternative for a little while. As Greenjeans grew so did the blog, both offering me a wonderful, life-altering experience of connecting with a community, learning about craft and sustainability, and gaining a sort of real-world MBA.

In summer 2008, we closed our location with the intention of reopening a larger space in a new neighborhood. With the unfolding of the global economic crisis, however, we decided to hold off and become a web-only enterprise. We became regular vendors at the Brooklyn Flea, too. This was wonderful for a while, but for me just wasn’t as fulfilling as running a permanent physical space. And so after months of deliberation, we decided to close our virtual doors as well.

I attempted to continue blogging, but it wasn’t as robust after we closed the retail side of the business. Without a space to write about it all felt a little disjointed to me. As the summer came and I started a new job in a different field, I couldn’t focus as much on the blog. So I took a break and during that time discovered I wanted to continue blogging, but needed to turn over a new leaf and start blogging afresh.

And so I started Found Curve.

THANK YOU FOR READING!

– Amy

NOTE:

I do not accept any payment in any form for the topics covered on Found Curve. This is a 100% advertiser-free blog.

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