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re:thinking design—observations about our work and world

chicago, you’re my type of town

We’ve just returned from a two-week Tackett+Barbaria/Chicago Experiment. Our oldest daughter, Kate, is now in grad school there (getting her M. Arch at School of the Art Institute of Chicago) and we wanted to test ourselves on the reality of an extended working vacation … Continue reading

Pt. Reyes summer sketch book

Sketching is a bit like exercise. If you don’t use those drawing muscles frequently enough they tend to wither. For fear of becoming feeble, or maybe just longing for the activity, I committed to keeping a sketch book in hand … Continue reading