This was the first picture I ever took in our Charlotte studio. Summer, 2009.
I’m pretty sure I snagged that orange chair before I negotiated a lease. And a year before that, when this was just a crazy idea I wasn’t sure I could ever pull off, I randomly scooped up a set of small, brightly colored square melamine bowls, and a stack of aluminum pizza pans for 25 cents each from a used restaurant supply store (with shards of pizza crust still in them).
Anyway. Here’s that wall now: