Even Though We Ain’t Got Money, We’ve Got Skills


Something tells us that as director of engineering for Smart Design, Eric Freitag hasn’t seen very hard times in the last few years. But life wasn’t always so easy, like when he gutted a Lower East Side loft by hand. Yesterday’s NY Times piece also includes the promise that Freitag made to his wife when they got married:

“I said to her: ‘I don’t earn a lot. I’m not going to be able to buy us a nice place to live. But I can build us a home. I have skills,'” Mr. Freitag recalled.

Spoken like a true designer.