If the images on this page are any indication, fatherhood is a pretty cool thing for Andy Beach. A former Walker design intern (before they were called fellows), he now lives in South Philadelphia with his wife, another former Walker design intern, and their one-year-old daughter Elsa. When not plying his trade at Urban Outfitters, he dreams of opening a shop dedicated to one or some of his passions. In introducing Andy as Off Center‘s guest blogger for the next few weeks, I’ll let his own images and biographical notes suggest just what that shop might sell.
Collects vintage modern design: furniture, toys and books.
Favorite places in Minneapolis: Matt’s Bar, Grand Bakery (before it was a restaurant). Taqueria on E. Lake St. Always wanted to open a store in that space. Was heart-broken to find someone put a restaurant in there. But, at least it’s a nice place for breakfast.
Favorite Walker exhibition: Robert Gober.
Has a piece of Arturo Herrera’s wall painting in his basement (from Painting at the Edge of the World).
Would like to have seen the Walker’s Idea House project. Would like to see another one.
Is sick of lofts, condos and redevelopment.
Last favorite project… Helping [his wife] Erin design some kids clothes. Going to be starting my own blog, about wanting to be a shopkeeper and obsessing over details of vintage modern design, furniture and toys for kids.
I’m also pretty nuts about eBay. It’s a serious love-hate relationship though.