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Mary's Lamb & Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I was researching the history of the holiday. I knew that our modern gathering held little in common with the original Pilgrim’s holiday, but what I didn’t know was the significant role that the accomplished Sarah Josepha Buell Hale had on the holiday. 355 more words

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William Morris & His Golden Type

We have been looking at the Arts & Craft movement as it relates to architecture in the office lately which put me in the mind of the way movements affect design change across multiple disciplines. 288 more words

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The Isle of the Dead

As Halloween approaches, images of death surround us. It becomes a time for remembrance of those we have lost, and inevitably a reflection on our own mortality. 586 more words

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Part II-Architecture from Nature-California’s Arts & Crafts Movement

Not much is known today about A. Page Brown, given his early and untimely death, but at the end of the 19th Century his architectural practice was thriving. 1,017 more words

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Architecture from Nature-California’s Arts & Crafts Movement

Growing up in Boston as a young man, Joseph Worcester dreamed about architecture. Pictures of the great cathedrals of Europe adorned his bedroom walls. Born into a family of East Coast preachers, he was destined to follow their path as a community and spiritual leader. 540 more words

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Specimens from Nature and Time

Sometimes a trip becomes the sum of it’s parts. Images and experiences join together in meaning and memory, much in the way a collection tells a story that is the sum of it’s parts. 440 more words

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Seeing

A while back, I was on a trip to a small island in the West Indies to investigate a site for a new project along with an interior designer and another architect, both good friends. 537 more words

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