Monthly Archives: November 2014

A rose in the Woodshop

On this Veterans Day I’m re-posting this tribute to a woodworker and mentor, Bonner Hall. Bonner Hall stooped down and flicked a Japanese beetle off the barely open rose blossom. He paused to relish the fragrance and take in the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Design and the search for Beauty

Our western tradition in building  has as it’s cornerstone the maxim that a design should embody Firmitas , Commoditas & Venustas – which roughly translates as sturdiness, function, and beauty. This is closely linked to another ancient western idea,  that to be human,  is … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments