[August 13th, 2015]
There I was yesterday, walking towards Aviv on the corner of 17th and Union Sq East after a long Wednesday at work. I fluttered up to him as he looked up from his phone, kissed me and said, Baby, someone just bought the couch from our website.
Shocked and elated, I questioned him like crazy—also in a sort of disbelief that it flew off the site so quickly.
We knew that if we were going to manage to find this piece a new place to dwell, it would be with someone who was searching it out specifically—familiar with the designer or his Inheritance collection, inspired and built from repurposed WWII military fabric. In short, we knew it would land with someone really cool.
So we gave our buyer a call on the spot—as we walked towards Avenue C to pick up our weekly Farmigo order. We had to be sure that he meant to make this purchase and if so—that we could coordinate a time for pick-up.
Ring ring...ring ring... and he answered. I continued to flutter next to Aviv as they spoke—attached to his arm in attempts to get-in on the conversation, which was immediately full of laughter and connection. Turns out our new friend had indeed searched this couch out specifically—after seeing it on a trip in Oregon this summer. He stumbled across our site, and the stars aligned.
Chit chatting for a few minutes longer, we learned that he's actually quite an accomplished Winemaker and Sommelier. Ironically, he knows our dear friend Pam Starr of Crocker & Starr winery in Napa!
The world is smaller than we think, always.
And so—Mr. Stephen Kenn, your gift of couch-artistry will soon grace the salon of another home in NYC. These WWII threads still got a long life ahead of them!
And as for Leaving Wooster, this project gets better everyday.