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Blog: The Etymology of Design

The Thinking of Design, an Interior Journey into the Work and the Word: Sign the Signal, Scribe the Insignia, Script the Sigil and Designate the Signature. Drawing, scratching, scribbling, scarring and scripting – there are alignments in the movement and...

Blog: The Concept of The Thing

What is the thing? As in every thing, I begin as a writer, I look into the heart and history of words, to learn more about their original heat — what was their sparking ignition? I contemplate my use of many words as deeper meditations on patterning. Where did the...

Blog: The Stage of a Journey: Rest

Meditations on Respite I was thinking about a remark from Tom Ford, that, to him, the greatest luxury is “sleep.” According to Dawn Mello — in a dinner conversation with her and her pal, Dawn A. Clark — when she was working with Tom Ford, at...

Blog: I’m Okay, You’re OK.

What is Okay, anyway? I was thinking about the notion of OK, what’s that mean, really? The state of Okayness seems mediocre — it’s a condition where things are simply “all right,” alright. All is right? What’s rightness, a place of...