Creative Envy


LITTLE BUILDING CAFE.

I am in awe of the woman that is Annie Coggan. I stumbled upon Annie’s blog Chairs and Buildings through Bloesem and she is quite extraordinary. Annie recently opened a local sustainable eatery called Little Building Café in Starkville, Mississippi.

Little Building Café in Starkville, Mississippi

Little Building Café

Of course I love the fact that Annie has chosen to go green in her building materials but can we just talk about the chairs she made for the café? Oh the chairs!!! Here is one of Annie’s sketches for what she had in mind.

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And here are 10 of the chairs that resulted.

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Unreal, right? From Bloesem:

Annie has been working in her home of Starkville, Mississippi on these chairs for her own café, which she will be opening in July, she told me that the chairs are are part of a method of making that she cares deeply about, using resources from “within arms length”… all these chairs were bought for less then 20.00 or were found … the pieces to stabilize the chairs she got from junk shops..very nice! It looks so simple but you need to have some creative talent to come up with the idea to give the chairs these funky twists…

And here is a shot of said chairs in the space. Don’t you love how some of them hang on the wall and serve as art when not in use?

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Annie did a great job on the interior of Little Building. I love the light blue color scheme combined with bright pops. And any time anyone uses those tiny hex floor tiles? Sluuuuurrrp. The table tops are made from tiles in which each quadrant is a part of the map of Starkville! Gotta love that local flavor.

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I can’t say enough things about what Annie has accomplished. This kind of imagination and inventiveness makes me giddy and inspires me to stay true to my long-term goals.

If you’d like to see the place in real life, of course you can visit Starkville, or you can watch this news piece from WCBI TV. Also be sure to check out Annie’s blog which she refers to as her “notebook/sketchbook and visual food for thought”. Some great posts on there about, yep, chairs and buildings. Thanks, Annie!

Photos from Chairs and Buildings

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3 Comments so far
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I love it! I immediately thought of the furniture crutches displayed at CCAD last year…same wonderful concept. http://www.bureauforopenculture.org/consumptionjunction.html#anchor55

Comment by Nate

I’m one of the lucky peeps who gets to feast at Little Building Cafe at my leisure, which happens to be every Saturday morning. If you’ve not treated yourself to a mouthwatering, handmade sausage on a handmade buttermilk biscuit while swilling one amazing cup of coffee, you’re missing out! Come on in, pull up one of Annie’s way-cool chairs, and check out what Ted’s dishing up! See ya there!

Comment by passionatechef

latte’ are GREAT! Food is Wonderful and I just love the place and the chairs are cool. Everyone should go.

Comment by Evelyn




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