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Design depends largely on constraints.” — Charles Eames

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Monday, 21 June 2010

The Winter of Our Disconnect

A few weeks ago I was browsing through My Bookshop in Hawksburn, where on a whim I picked up The Winter of Our Disconnect by Susan Maushart. As I write this, I’m at 30,000 feet, and have just finished one of the more enjoyable and informative reads I’ve had in a while.

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Thursday, 10 May 2007

Intelligent Design, Eames-Style

For a while, I’ve had the fairly well-known Charles Eames quote “Design depends largely on constraints” as the tagline on my blog (if you read this in a feed aggregator, you’ll have to go to one of the HTML pages to see it).

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Monday, 22 March 2004

Thoughts on a Suburban Nation

Interested in living in actual communities, rather than subdivisions or “pods”? Tired of spending most of your life in a car?

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Wednesday, 10 September 2003

The Gherkin

One of the most interesting examples of architecture I’ve seen in a while is the nearly-finished Swiss Re building (aka 30 St. Mary Axe) in London, also known as “The Gherkin” by locals there.

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