AUDIOBITES: Chris Herbert on Studios and Sawdust
Baltimore Be Bullish continues as an initiative focused on exploring the "Best of Baltimore from the people who live here." We're having fun in our city and we're talking about it in places we find interesting. We're new to this, so yeah, we're figuring it out as we go. We've been writing a blog and creating a podcast because we love it. We've been running with the t-shirts because it seems like a way to spread our mentality and we like wearing our passion on our chest. People like the shirts, people like their city.
Chris Herbert likes the shirts too. I didn't really know Chris before Be Bullish, (even though Nick did). But he wanted a shirt. Actually, he was one of the first people who wanted one. Who is this young, crafty artisan?
Chris emailed us about a shirt on February 2nd. A few days after receiving his shirt, he emailed us again, ( on February 7) to ask for a jpeg of the shirt design. He had just found a new studio space and he wanted to paint a Be Bullish mural. Chris doubled down on being bullish. That's right, you can be bullish on Baltimore Be Bullish.
A few days later, thanks to the magic of social media, we saw Chris' larger than life Be Bullish mural in his new studio, and it was awesome. We visited Chris' studio last week (it's conveniently down the hall from our buddy Bobby's studio in the Crown and Cork Building) and talked being a 24 year old business owner, finding studio space, how he got into the carpentry game and why Tecate is his beer of choice.
Chris is the type of person we love to meet and sit down with. He's young, energetic, passionate and rooted in the city. Want rad furniture? He's your dude and you know it doesn't get any more local. He even gives a shout out to our guys at Second Chance who have been providing him with much of his wood. Give this episode a listen. It's good for your brain...and maybe you'll find a table you love.
You can find Chris' website here.