To The Trade - Inside the Design World
Architectural Digest

"I was the tomboy in my family. My mother wanted me to be a lawyer, but I got a job out of college as a bricklayer's helper because I didn't want to get stuck indoors," says Barbara Butler, who parlayed her love of the outdoors into a business making backyard play structures (right) for children. "My play structures look like big pieces of furniture," says the Bay Area-based Butler, who has made ones in the shape of a lighthouse, a pirate ship and a gingerbread house and is in the process of building one that will include a mad scientist's chamber. She's also making fun furniture in odd shapes, often with asymmetrical doors, and painted in a rainbow of colors.

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Dana Wynn
Sarah Hall Productions, Inc.
145 Hudson Street, Suite 404
New York, NY 10013
Email: Dana at shpny.com
Phone: (212) 597-9200
Fax: (212) 529-3171
Suzanne Butler
Barbara Butler Artist-Builder, Inc.
325 South Maple Avenue, #37
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Email: suzanne@barbarabutler.com
Phone: (415) 864-6840
Fax: (212) 529-3171