Nowadays, In order to build we need hardware stores, trucks, and most of all money. As the “nothing is free” phrase is used everywhere these days, we forget that hardware stores and cars didn’t always exist, nor did a monetary system. The Original hunters and gatherers of yesteryear relied on survival skills to live, entertain, and create. They didn’t wake up early to make it to Home Depot before the sun got to hot, they did however, wake up to collect materials that were to be used around camp.
While hardware stores make building and creating more convenient, I still find myself walking aimlessly along the rocky coastlines of Southern New England collecting materials to create with. From rocks to driftwood, the sea naturally forms imperfect shapes that take on a personality of their own. Building with imperfect materials allows you to skip the symmetrical aspects that consume every day life, forces you to be more creative in design and results in natural curves and a killer look that is impossible to copy.