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About The Family Trunk Project

The Family Trunk Project is a collaborative effort between Emily and David, a couple living in Portland, Oregon, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. When we're not working on this project, we like to spend time hiking, reading, conversing over tea, developing conceptual jokes, and meandering around our neighborhood singing Petula Clark's "Downtown."

David and Emily would like to thank J.K. Rowling and Jim Dale for producing the complete Harry Potter audiobooks, without which work on the Family Trunk Project would have been a much less delightful enterprise.

We'd also like to thank Eva, David and everyone at CubeSpace for their support of and excitement about the project, and for their willingness to let Emily knit at work.

Emily Johnson

garment designer, writer, knitter

To contact Emily, send email to emily@familytrunkproject.com or click here.

As long as she can remember, Emily has been fascinated by the evocative power of clothing, and how it intersects with storytelling. Inspired by the long history of craftsmanship in her family, Emily decided to tell her family story using her own crafts: writing and knitting design. She hopes you will enjoy the result.

When she is not knitting, Emily is usually either reading, or blogging about books over at Evening All Afternoon. Recommendations of absurdist masterpieces are always welcome.

David Galli

web designer, graphic artist, muse

To contact David, send email to david@familytrunkproject.com or click here.

David sees many similarities between web design and knitting, and if you get him started about it, he'll go on and on and on.

When he is not working on the internet (and even sometimes when he is), David is spending 2008 trying to come to terms with the tension between liking to be right, and learning from being wrong. He longs for the day when our world is no longer a place where Fred Rogers seems like some Divine anomaly. Until then, eating delicious local produce, hearing Terry Gross laugh, striving for interpersonal love and institutional equity, and spending time with Emily make it all seem worthwhile.