experience

a spoon is more than a spoon

a spoon is more than a spoon

When we were in graduate school, if my studiomate Corey was having an off day, she would go into the hammer room and forge a spoon. Translation: She would disappear with a length of silver stock and reappear a while later with a spoon perfectly capable of stirring hot cocoa or eating soup. Eventually, Corey […]

props for the good life

props for the good life

This past weekend, I was in Arizona, and had the opportunity to tour Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s desert winter camp. Never before was I so cognizant of Frank Lloyd Wright’s ability to pair an understanding of the way objects and space influence the way we relate to each other with a sensitivity to our […]

minimalism isn’t for everyone

The more I seem to talk, read, and write about stuff, the more I seem to position myself against minimalism. So I want to make something clear. I’m not opposed to minimalism. I’m opposed to minimalism being presented as the ONLY solution for consumption, consumerism, and waste. I’m opposed to minimalism because it makes people […]