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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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Yardwork

              Sculpture people put in their yards come in all sorts of designs from the familiar to the abstract. Sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t. I’m always amused when I walk the streets of San Francisco and spy a … Continue reading

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Weather Vain

And who wouldn’t be if you looked this good? San Francisco is known for a lot of things like great food, great views, cable cars, golden bridges and free thinkers but what doesn’t get talked about too much is the … Continue reading

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The Rule of Three

If you Google, ’The Rule of Three’, you will discover pages and pages of articles and examples of how effective this grouping is in terms of writing, exposition, and photography (to name three) for our ability to absorb, relate and … Continue reading

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