How cool would it be to take an abandoned farm silo and convert it into your shop?
Casey and Patrick are former engineers who have "migrated towards greater creative freedom" and now operate under the name Salvaging Creativity. Since putting together their first shop in the silo above, the duo have been breathing new life into found objects for architectural and interiors work: A 1934 Otis Elevator gear becomes a door handle; the hydraulic cylinder from a road grader becomes a sink support; salvaged beams and antique glass become a conference table.
Their mission statement:
There is something beautiful in the decay of man's most symbolic industrial material as it returns to its original organic form. Steel's beauty is amplified in combination with other materials not too far derived from nature....
Growing up, through college and beyond the marine/civil engineering worlds, we've hung onto a dream of doing what we love and doing something to better the environment we inhabit. We're good with the line between life, leisure, and work being as blurry as possible.
The pair have outgrown the silo and are now moving into a sprawling 26,000-square-foot repurposed factory in Pennsylvania (below, how sick is that), which they intend to convert into a collaborative workshop with additional craftspeople. For now their website is still bare-bones, but they've got a Picasa gallery well-populated with projects here.