earlier this year i went to the book signing for furlow gatewood and his new book, one man’s folly/ order here. the party was thrown at john rosselli antiques by john and bunny williams. what a wonderful evening, it seemed like the whole design world turned out to celebrate this american design icon.
i’ve had the honor and pleasure to spend some time with furlow … he’s not only talented and charming, he’s quite handsome (i love that he wears espadrilles)…. furlow would probably squint his eyes and laugh if he heard me say “american design icon,” he is so humble and has no idea how beyond talented he is and the impact he has made, his eye is perfection… and i don’t think he realizes that this book is by far the design book of the year…. he just seems to take it all in stride and laughs…
i have studied this book from front to back, the story is beautifully written by julia reed, it truly stirs my soul, . i have been waiting to feature it…everyone has been talking about it…i was waiting for the storm to calm, but from the looks of things the storm might not ever end..the book is in it’s third printing and was just released this spring. bunny williams brilliantly and simply writes the forward and afterward, her appreciation and love of furlow and his work in so moving and sincere…it’s all quite wonderful.
this is just the first of many features i’ll do on furlow and his folly…i’m going to start with the barn on his property in georgia…i’ve always wanted a barn, and if i had a barn i’d want it to look just like this….i’m inspired by the eclectic mix of things, the rustic yet refined architecture, and of course by all the blue and white, and that green- i love that green! it’s all really everything i love and what i call “wonderful!”
photographs by rodney collins and paul castello