In Conversation with: Thatcher Wine of Juniper Books
We sat down with Thatcher Wine of Juniper Books to learn a bit more about him and his ideal work space. For a chance to meet Thatcher and shop Juniper Books stop by STORY on Thursday May 3rd, 2018 from 12pm – 6pm.
What inspired you to create your company?
A love of books – reading, collecting and surrounding myself with them.
What does your ideal work space look like?
It includes a very ergonomic computer setup, a high table for sketching and reviewing documents, a comfortable chair for reading books and an expandable area for meetings. I’m rarely at my desk for more than an hour at a time, the work we do with books is surprisingly physical and active, which is great.
How does your work space inform your creativity for your work?
There are pretty much infinite numbers of books in the world and unlimited ways they can be organized. My office, our studios, and our warehouse are full of books! So I’m surrounded by this great canvas all the time where I can play with books and that means pretty much non-stop inspiration for what we do and thinking about how it impacts homes and places where books are displayed around the world.
Can you tell us a fun fact about yourself that is not available online?
One of the jobs I held at my parents’ restaurant in the 1980s involved serving the cheese course. (now I’m dairy free!)
What is your favorite piece of your collection?
I have a few favorites including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Catcher in the Rye. Lately, I’ve been spending more time with art books I love including Leonardo da Vinci by Frank Zollner and The Finer Things by Christiane Lemieux.
Complete the sentence: The future of work is….
.. more fun and sustainable.
Favorite NYC spot:
Library Bar at the NoMad Hotel.