London in April

London in April

If you've only seen London in movies and TV shows, like I had until last week, you'd imagine that there are a few streets where historical dramas are filmed, and a couple of neighborhoods that are pretty, and then, perhaps, like me, you'd think that the rest is urban...

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Haunting Images

Haunting Images

Several months ago, there was a flurry of interest in micro-housing in New York. The Museum of the City of New York opened an exhibit that displayed the winners of a city-sponsored competition to design very, very small apartments - smaller than are now considered...

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The Story of Stuff and the New Year

The Story of Stuff and the New Year

Several years ago I was at a client office (Guenther 5 Architects, which became part of Perkins + Will New York) when a group of us gathered around somebody's computer one afternoon to watch a very smart, cogent, animated film called The Story of Stuff.  In it, a...

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Thursday, November 15

Thursday, November 15

A recurring theme in my life, and probably yours too, if you live in New York, is that we have astounding access to people, information, events and ideas here. Infrequently it's overwhelming; more often it simply creates richly textured days. On Thursday the 15th I...

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Post-Hurricane

Post-Hurricane

Park Slope was luckier than many neighborhoods; we never lost heat or electricity.  We lost many trees, some of which fell on cars, others just blocked the streets.  But it was minor inconvenience given what the rest of New York and the suburbs went through - and are...

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Really Interesting Awards

Really Interesting Awards

http://bit.ly/XDVCV6 I generally read the daily posts from Co.Design Daily; of course some are better than others.  This listing, however, is fantastic, as it's a compilation of winners of the Fast Company Innovation Award.  It takes a bit of time to look into the...

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The First Post.

The First Post.

Welcome to my blog.  I’ll resist the temptation to be high and mighty, to reflect on the issues of the day.  Here’s a simple list of what I expect to post; now you can make an informed decision on subscribing or checking in occasionally. SUBJECTS I MIGHT BLOG ABOUT:...

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