Wed, 27 Apr 2016

A Family Tradition

Jake with Bud

I think the first time Bud Wade cut my hair I was probably 8 years old or so. He started cutting hair as a teenager in a basement on (I think) 9th Street in Ecorse. While my Dad still lived in Ecorse, he’d get haircuts there, too.

This isn’t the first time Jake’s had a haircut, but it’s the first time he’s been to Bud’s Barber Shop.

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In his book, Mr. DePree tells the story of how designer George Nelson urged
that the company also take on Charles Eames in the late 1940s. Max’s father,
J. DePree, co-founder of the company with herman Miller in 1923, asked Mr.
Nelson if he really wanted to share the limited opportunities of a then-small
company with another designer. “George’s response was something like this:
‘Charles Eames is an unusual talent. He is very different from me. The
company needs us both. I want very much to have Charles Eames share in
whatever potential there is.’”
— Max DePree, chairman and CEO of Herman Miller Inc., “Herman Miller’s
Secrets of Corporate Creativity”, The Wall Street Journal, May 3, 1988