Some good things come out of recessions; Designer and woodworker Andrew Moe retrenched and rethought what he was doing, and introduced a new line of more economical furniture. Andrew's work is made from reclaimed lumber, so "the need to harvest living trees is erased." The new line uses less of it, too; it is stripped down, minimalist, almost Shaker-like.
I caught a brief interview of Andrew Moe.
Studio of Andrew Moe, from his website for Moe Design Studio
I asked if Andrew was related to Richard Moe, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation; he is Andrew's father. More on Richard Moe in TreeHugger: