Thank you, MIra Nakashima for a fascinating tour that you gave my group at the George Nakashima Woodworker in New Hope, Pennsylvania, illustrating the legacy of your late father George. I had first met Nakashima on the hottest day of the summer of 1987. He was sitting in the showroom like a guru talking to clients, and immediately joined a group of his admirers. You can read all the books you want, you can attend designer showcases, lectures, exhibitions. But when you went to Nakashima studio, you understood design. I thought his visionary furniture was as genuine as its maker and from that day on, Nakashima has become profoundly influential in my own life and with a strong presence in out home. Because on that day, I made the decision that this is exactly how I wanted to live at home, with his furniture. He made furniture to live with. Not just to look at, not as a showcase of taste, class, or aesthetic sensibility. Furniture, he believed should be live with and not be treated as overly precious. "The more a surface is used," he said, "the more resistant and beautiful it becomes. There is nothing quite as uninteresting as a shining surface that looks as if it has never been used." It is therefore always a special pleasure for me to share this passion with my students. Here are some photos from this visit, by Rony Grynholk.