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Category Archives: Architecture
We paused on our hike Saturday to admire a stand of mature American Beech trees. In this part of the Ohio valley they are the kings of the forest, their smooth grey bark shining in the shadows underneath the canopy. … Continue reading
With Halloween just around the bend I’m reminded of one of my favorite haunts (no pun intended) for thinking about design – old graveyards. The monuments in all shapes and sizes are like a lexicon of design, sort of a … Continue reading
“We need to be willing to let our intuition guide us, and then be willing to follow that guidance directly and fearlessly. Shakti Gawain If you are new to design, telling you to trust your eye sounds like some joke … Continue reading
An artist and teacher I respect told me that anyone can draw. He said, “You can pick up a pen and write letters on paper, that’s drawing – you did that in the first grade. Drawing isn’t the barrier people … Continue reading
Beauty is a hard thing to put a finger on. We know it instinctively when we see it, but struggle to put into words. One of the attributes the ancients saw in beauty was ontological. That’s a fancy term for … Continue reading
Contrary to what you learned in 7th grade geometry, a straight line is not the shortest distance between two points. A flowing curve pulls your eye along sweetly, whereas a straight line often halts the eye. I just finished proofing … Continue reading