Since moving into our new house last year, I have hung dozens of pictures and shelves. Okay, maybe not dozens, but very likely a dozen. Every time, the challenges are the same: what is the best location, where are the studs, and is it level? 196 more words
Tags » Thinking Outloud, So To Speak
As a creator (in my case, of designs, artwork, furniture and writing primarily), it is necessary to understand to whom one is accountable.
The maker doesn’t want it, the buyer doesn’t use it, and the user doesn’t know they’re using it. 212 more words
Guaranteed Success Can Be Bad
Being scared of failing can steer us towards taking extra precautions to better the odds of success. It makes perfect sense, but it’s a shame because when things are over-designed and over-built, we often do not have the opportunity to observe the actual strengths of the components involved. 411 more words
The Skeletal Chair at my desk is my favourite seat in the house.
I designed and built this chair three years ago and it has been in regular use ever since. 222 more words
If you had access to all the greatest woods in infinite supply, what would you make?
Questions like this are difficult because there really are no boundaries – anything is possible, so you must consider everything.137 more words