At Franklin Table, I noticed these two stools laid out in front of a cafe stand. I immediately imagined them as two protrusions from the ground, almost like two eyes peering up at the world. I realized that I, and others, often do this with design – that is, we look for familiarity in our environment and try to make a connection between what we already know and the unknown. For example, in my childhood I often looked up at the clouds to find familiar figures and shapes. The design of these stools stood out to me as a familiar feature because of my innate search for the familiar in my daily life.