Working in the furniture biz provides us with such a great array of marketing material which we love putting together and pumping it into the Blog, our Facebook page and presentations to our clients.  Being surrounded by incredible furniture every day is a constant source of happiness – let this writer tell you this. That said, there’s quite a dry side too.   We have a whole team of superstars here who day in, day out, work with figures, each utilizing trusty Microsoft Excel.  We’re sure you’ve heard of it; it’s not particularly fun. However; there is one man who’s taken to the spreadsheet and developed a way to get as much fun out of it as possible.  Take that Bill Gates!  73 year old Japanese artist Tatsuo Horiuchi creates traditional style Japanese paintings by laboriously colouring cells (there’s the tech lingo) on a massive scale.

Interestingly enough, this is Horiuchi’s post-retirement hobby.  Searching for something to fill in his new found time, he says “I never used Excel at work but I saw other people making pretty graphs and thought, ‘I could probably draw with that”. What a guy!  Best thing, he’s made the spreadsheets available for download so you can have a play for yourself – get the links here and here.