When is the best time to start the design process?

When is the best time to start the design process?

As the temperatures begin to fall, most of us are consumed by the upcoming holidays, various school activities, and winter weather plans.  The thought of tackling that new home renovation or construction project drops down the list of priorities – something to...
Fitting In

Fitting In

How should a modernist live in a traditional town?  In an area abundant with beautiful older homes, a more modern residence can often look out of place.  Even though they may wish to express their inner modernist, many homeowners are concerned that a modern design...
Beautiful Ruins

Beautiful Ruins

There is something about the remnants of a decaying structure struggling to hang onto the thread of modern life that attracts my avid interest.  In this, I am not alone.  Tourists the world over travel thousands of miles to wander amongst the ruins of past...
Small Towns / Hidden Gems

Small Towns / Hidden Gems

I grew up in a small town in southern Illinois.  With a population of only 1,800 residents, everyone seemed to know everyone else.  There existed a local pride and few people journeyed beyond the constellation of neighboring small towns and villages scattered...
Variation on a Theme

Variation on a Theme

Each year, Gabriela and I try to escape for a long weekend in Cape May, a beach town at the southern tip of New Jersey.  For a change, one year we thought we would see what an autumn visit would be like . . . desolate. Like many towns along the eastern shore, Cape May...