a visit to artist chad eaton’s downtown LA live-work loft yields many surprises; upon entering, one is immediately welcomed into his own TIMBER! woodsman world…
a onetime garden seed factory, chad’s home features rich cherry wood floors and an original exposed brick wall – the lone remnant from the building’s industrial heritage- is festooned with taxidermy and flea market finds. Vintage currier & ives books dot the wood slab coffee table, while a small collection of tsotchkes; scout and indian patches, state parks pamphlets and antlers share space with his in-house silk screen press (chad screens the tees in-house, for his uber-popular TIMBER! apparel collection, as featured on etsy.)
a prolific illustrator with a penchant for pen & ink media, chad opens an antique wooden map drawer filled with original drawings…recent subjects include his signature dapper top-hat clad man, a grizzly woodsman complete with mile-long beard as well as his ever-present nature references. in chatting with chad, it’s hard not to notice his infectious smile – he lights up when asked about his favorite pieces and inspiration for his characters – that it’s hard to imagine him following any other trajectory than the journey he is on today.
interiors photography by amber b dianda.
see more of chad’s work at his TIMBER! etsy store HERE