"One of the current highlights at LivinGreen is a display of furniture designer John Spivey's Kanji collection, which is influenced by sumi-e (Japanese brush painting). Spivey finds inspiration in natural materials, their inherent unique properties like grain, color, and hue giving life to his extraordinary designs. His love of materials shines through his work: natural curves and imperfections shape his work. Graceful arches form the legs of a wide-seated chair, its back grates resembling frets on a guitar. Indeed, Spivey's works have an innate lyricism, with all of their components working in quiet, effortless harmony."