Our Favorite Things: January 2017

Happy New Year, friends! 2016 was a doozy, but when all was said and done, we had more things to celebrate than to lament. From collaborating on creative projects with people who we admire to achieving business goals that we could only dream of when we first started out, we had a lot to be thankful for in 2016.

We think that with a new year comes a fresh start and time for introspection, both in work and in life. With that being said, here's a look back at our favorite things from the past year.

We started the year with a huge project stretched out ahead of us: creating custom art installations for the new Nashville expansion of the Urban Cowboy BnB. We could never have imagined that the project would turn into creating floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall wall installations, huge copper headboards, and eventually a custom bar for what would become one of Nashville's coolest new restaurants, the Urban Cowboy Public House. 

We've always wanted the company to move in the direction of full-fledged interior design, and this year we finally got to flex our design muscles. One of our favorites was this custom floor in the lobby of the Thompson Hotel in Nashville's Gulch neighborhood. 

One of our biggest honors in 2016 was getting to build a custom dining table for Husk owner Sean Brock's new Nashville home. The process and the finished product were both featured on the PBS series The Mind of a Chef, which made this huge project even cooler. 

We've been itching to collaborate with like-minded artists for a while now, and in 2016 we finally got to do some really cool things with some really cool people. We're especially fond of this massive piece that we created with San Francisco-based woodworker Aleksandra Zee.  

Our Favorite Things: October 2016

The 90-degree fall days are finally slipping away here in Nashville, and we're feeling pretty inspired by these cooler temperatures and early nightfall. October was a great month for us: we launched our new website, unveiled our Fall / Winter 2016 line, and still managed to make time for some downtime here and there. Here are our favorite things that we came across this October. 

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  • Our FW16 line, "Dusk and Dawn". Is it vain to say that our own line was one of our favorite things this month? No? Maybe...? We've been keeping this new collection under wraps for so long, we almost don't care! It always feels great to start new work, and this FW16 line is absolutely our favorite to date. 
  • This incredible dog video. We're suckers for a cute dog video over here, and this one was by far our favorite that we saw this month. 
  • The Japanese tradition of kintsugi. Have you heard of kintsugi? It's the Japanese tradition of repairing broken things (like ceramics, glassware, or even wooden floors) in a way that makes the repair even more beautiful than the original. It's also the title of a pretty great Death Cab for Cutie album, but that's just the icing on the cake. 
  • Urban Cowboy Public House. If you're in Nashville, be sure to have a cocktail at the brand new bar at the East Nashville Urban Cowboy B&B. While you're there, check out our contributions in the form of Art Deco-inspired wood art on the tables and along the face of the bar itself. 
  • Holiday Markets. This month, we're gearing up for what is always our busiest time of the year. Aside from our local favorite Porter Flea, we're heading out to a number of other craft shows and makers' markets outside of Nashville. 

Our Favorite Things: August 2016

August was a great month for us here at 1767. We made good progress on existing projects and tacked a few more on to our ever-growing to-do list, and we still managed to have some time for cold beers with friends and other summer activities. Here were our favorite things from around the web and here in Nashville this August. 

  • Boating on Percy Priest Lake. There are always new things to discover here in Nashville, even after a few years of living in the city. This month we rented a pontoon boat with friends on Percy Priest Lake and spent the day jumping off cliffs, grilling burgers and getting a bit too burnt for our own good. 
  • Airbnb. We've always loved staying in Airbnbs while traveling, but this month we got really serious about our own Airbnb property. The charming bungalow is located in Nashville's up-and-coming Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood, and it's officially open for business if you're looking for a place to rest your head after a night of honky tonking. You may even get to see a few "vintage" 1767 pieces during your stay! 
  • Prepping for Fall Makers' Markets. Our calendar is already full of makers' markets this fall, and we spent much of the month prepping our booth and getting some new pieces built. You can expect to see us at Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago, Indie Craft Experience in Atlanta, Indie Craft Parade in Greenville, SC, and Music City Food + Wine Fest in Nashville. 
  • Stranger Things. Did you guys get into this Netflix series? We may or may not have watched it all in one (very lazy) Sunday! 
Image via Netflix

Image via Netflix