catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Fully Furnished

vol. 11, num. 10 :: 2012.05.11 — 2012.05.24

Whether we have a basement full of old chairs and sofas waiting to be reupholstered or just a stump around the campfire, we all live in relationship to furniture.  Each piece tells a story of personal and cultural history. Gather round this issue, where our contributors will tell some of their favorite furniture stories.



The chair

On a piece of furniture that holds the memories of generations.


Love seat

The significance of stuff in our daily liturgies.


Refurbished faith

Considering the future form of a hand-me-down dresser.


What we can gain in losing everything.


A cross-cultural friendship sparks questions about what’s necessary.


In case you missed it the first time

Surrounded on all sides

Home is where the heart is, for better and for worse.

The Fourposter

Weaving the story of four decades of gratitude and glory.

Clutter, control and the freedom of simplicity

The confession of a modest hoarder.

Weaving the web

Furniture fit for the Kingdom

For Harrison Higgins, building beautiful furniture is not simply a steady job but a sacrament unto God.


All that we can’t leave behind

Rebecca Martin on the significance of furnishings.


Where your treasure is: Finding value in the “stuff” of Summer Hours

Jeffrey Overstreet elaborates on the speechless stars of Olivier Assayas’ film.


daily asterisk

Even in a country you know by heart
its hard to go the same way twice
the life of the going changes.
The chances change and make a new way.
Any tree or stone or bird
can be the bud of a new direction. The
natural correction is to make intent
of accident. To get back before dark
is the art of going.

Wendell Berry
“Traveling at Home” from Traveling at Home

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