Brian and Ernie design furniture thatís made to last, out of materials that have stood the test of time. They see possibility in industrial and architectural salvage, and are intrigued by the challenge of incorporating these old elements to create home furnishings that are useful and relevant. On any given day their pick-up is filled with lumber from Amish barns, steel parts from retired machinery, and glass from turn of the century factory windows. It takes a trained eye (not to mention up-to-date-tetanus) to find the best jewels in the junkyard. Their training equals experience in interior and garden design, product development, and the antiques biz, coupled with an education in art history and design. As Brian and Ernie sift through stuff, they begin to reinvent. A thick marble paving stone is paired with an old machine base to become a kitchen island, an old wood-slat conveyor belt gets a second chance as a sturdy oak floor runner and a pair of paint-encrusted carpenterís wooden sawhorses becomes the base for a glass-top desk.