Wow, so here’s the beginning of my real-life, honest-to-goodness blog. My past includes some dabbling in the blogosphere – attempts all short-lived and relatively un-serious. (Holy smokes, check out all those hyphens! 6!!!)
I hope to make this space a more genuine attempt to catalog and discuss my diverse array of interests and experiences. As a designer, architect, thinker, and eater – you can expect to see a lot about cooking, art, architecture, design and yaddity ya ya ya, etc.
My beliefs in many arenas occupy an ambiguous zone between disciplines so I expect that this blog will reflect that aspect of my everyday thinking. Most of all, I am interested in the liminal, the utopian, the communal and the promotion of the positive imagination (in the most banal sense you can imagine, no “Secret” here). I believe that the more people who possess an optimistic outlook, imagine the best that can be and innovate accordingly, the closer we will all be to sustainable balance with the planet, with our cities, between each other and between our ears.
I also plan on using many, MANY hyphens.
I close this first entry with a thought from François de Pierrefeu, author of the first monograph on the work of Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jenneret:
“To think in terms of reason only petrifies the world.”
Frampton, Kenneth. “Chapter 7 – The Politics of the Unpolitical: Le Corbusier and Saint-Simonian Technocracy 1923-1947.” Le Corbusier. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2001. 116-30.