Monthly Archives: October 2012

Bold Statements about Color

In Mexico you’ll find houses painted brilliant, bold colors like some of the houses here in San Francisco. I’m attracted to them for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I admire the fearless attitude by which the owners strike a note … Continue reading

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World Champion SF Giants!

I know, I know, baseball is a sport and doesn’t really have a place on a blog about design but this is, afterall, a SF design blog and I’m really proud of my team and my City. Given all the … Continue reading

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Gates on My Mind

“I believe the future is only the past again, entered through another gate.”                            – Arthur King Pinero Gates, unlike fences, are designed to be opened, not by everyone perhaps, but because they are doors they possess a huge … Continue reading

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It’s All About Me

I just celebrated my one-week anniversary of blogging and thought it was high time you got to know me a little better. This is me and my family (a couple of years ago.) This is my house in San Francisco. … Continue reading

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Telephone Poles and I

Go way back to the day when I was a kid living in Monterey Park, a suburb of Los Angeles, when my dad, one beautiful afternoon, took out his dad’s paint box and painted a watercolor of the telephone pole … Continue reading

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Color At Your Feet

Back in good old 2010, when I had a paying job (thanks to the Obama stimulus program), every morning I would walk down my street toward the BART station to catch a train heading downtown for work. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Neighbors and Fences

“The fence that makes good neighbors needs a gate to make good friends.”* When the wooden fence in our backyard finally gave way and came crashing down I was relieved. I knew it was bound to happen sooner or later … Continue reading

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