Milwaukee residents Lilah Horwitz and Nick Olson were sitting in the mountains of West Virginia watching a sunset when they had a thought: make a house with a wall of windows.
“Wouldn’t it be cool if you had a house where the whole wall was windows because then you would never have to be trying to fit the sunset into one little space,” says Horwitz in a short documentary released today by web-based documentary series “Half Cut Tea.”
Less than a year later, that thought was a reality.
The documentary is gorgeous and features tin types, hand sewing, photography and, of course, the incredible glass cabin.
The couple now lives in Milwaukee, where they work in landscaping. But they both have artistic side ventures. Horwitz is a site-specific clothing designer. Basically, she designs clothes using found fabrics that are specific to their location. On her website, she has collections for Milwaukee, West Virginia and New York City. Olson creates unusual photographic work by using a centuries-old wet plate collodion process to create tin types that look straight out of the Civil War.
Half Cut Tea . com | Nick Olson & Lilah Horwitz from Matt Glass on Vimeo.