You deserve a tablet computer that causes your picnic table full of ethnically ideal, well-toned young people to walk their fingers across its screen in synchronized ecstasy while a benchful of stolid businessmen join their screens to their keyboards in perfect sonic union.
These little guys were smaller than Tic Tacs a month ago.
This 500 SF island cabin serves as a private writer’s retreat and guest cottage. The owners wanted a space that would feel totally connected to the natural landscape, allowing them to take full advantage of the mild climate, scenic views and the proximity to wildlife; at the same time, they needed the cabin to be easily secured when not in use.
The city is a living organism; it breathes, eats, uses power, wakes up in the morning and sleeps during the night. The city can exist without attractions, shops, music halls and museums, but it cannot exist without the map. The map is the city’s heart. The first thing you do when you are new to a city is try to understand how its structured. Are the sights within walking distance of each other? What can I realistically see in 1 day? In 2 days? In 3 days? When you visit a city you automatically start thinking in time-based itineraries for the amount of time you will spend there.
I saw Aaron Draplin speak at ASU last night. It was a great talk; a great experience all around. I hadn’t been in Business Administration C since Econ 101 in ’98. It was a familiar feeling sitting down in that lecture hall, but the presentation was all new. Aaron delivered fun, refreshing stories about design, living a passionate life, and being open to the opportunities that surround you.
You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down again. So why bother in the first place? Just this: What is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above. One climbs, one sees. One descends, one sees no longer, but one has seen. There is an art of conducting oneself in the lower regions by the memory of what one saw higher up. When one can no longer see, one can at least still know.