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Some Starting Points and the Archive

If this is your first time here, a good way to get a sense of what this site is about is to look below. More often than not, the writing tends to focus on the reoccurring themes of cities, architecture and design. Here is a selection of popular or defining posts that might be worth a look:

High Line

Despite the wonderful design, the biggest impression I was left with is that this is not a park. For a long time, I feel that the idea of “park” and “landscaping” has been placed under the “pastoral shadow” of Mr. Olmsted and his amazing work in parks across New York City and America at large.

I’d Twit That

I turned in about 1am. What a ridiculous thing it must seem to other people to read a diary where such a statement as ‘I turned in at 1am’ appears as if they were interested in the time another fellow mortal at the other end of the world went to bed.

The Weekend List

Morning shadows through the curtain, Reading in the sun …

On the Waterfront

My commute is one of seeing a city while moving along its edge – not as arriving to the city, or walking away – but riding the border between the chaos and the calm. The river’s revival is well chronicled and the primary reason for its success is what has been developed along its edges.

General Motors and What’s Good for the Country

My grandfather told me stories of riding his horse to school, and at some point in time I want my grandchildren to face a much different future and laugh at a past where we had to pay to put explosive liquid into a car, and manually operate levers, pedals and wheels.




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