Matthew Adams is the reason we have the high standard of quality that we do. He can and WILL build anything you need or desire. AND, he builds and upholsters it to last a lifetime. Plus he is all big and muscle-y and easy on the eyes. Sorry Ladies, he’s dedicated to is awesome wife Emilie and they are about to celebrate the third birthday of their beautiful daughter Eillie. Matthew ensures that all of our furniture is structurally sound and sturdy. Bring us any inspirational image or design you have, he will deconstruct and reconstruct it for you.
I like long walks on the beach, candle lit dinners…oh wait…wrong kind of profile. Right! So how did I get here? Well, I don’t have as illustrious a past as one Terry Edward Briceland, but here goes. My first sewing experience wasn’t particularly memorable. It was a grade 8 Home Economics assignment, a quilted pillow. It wasn’t until a year later that I found what I was looking for. Boxer shorts. One of a kind boxers to wear while playing basketball. I was going to change the world, and I’d like to think in some small way I did. You’re welcome.
I went down for rowing practice and took them off when I got in the boat. I left them on the dock on top of my sandals and as I rowed away little did I know, that would be the last time I saw them. They were gone when I got back. Shame on you, yeah, you know who you are. From my boxer shorts beginning my sewing skills developed as my need for one of a kindedness (it’s a word I swear) grew. Super hero rowing suits, to dress shirts, to quilts, to three piece suits, to dresses, and on to home decor when I finally moved out of my mom’s house (thanks again mom).
“When I’m not designing and executing, I enjoy sports and working out, mostly so I can enjoy the chips…and the ice cream…and the desserts.“
But seriously, I wanted to be original, unique, but in a good way. As a boy my mom would take me to fabric stores when she was getting things for her own projects, so when I wanted to make my own boxers I knew where to go and what I needed (thanks mom). They turned out great! So great in fact, that people would steal them, well one person stole one pair. They were my favorite pair, all the Winnie the Pooh characters were on them.
Besides my sewing education I did manage to get an academic one as well. Turns out I was pretty good at rowing which led me state side for my post secondary education. I attended Princeton University and after six years, (shut it, lots of people go to university for six years…lots!) I graduated. I know what you’re thinking, “I didn’t think Princeton had a sewing program”. They don’t, it’s just a certificate program (not really). I majored in economics and after graduating decided to use my degree in less traditional ways.