I have worked in art galleries, movie theaters, internet start-ups that barely started, architecture firms, defunct record stores, publishers, theater companies, bakeries, non-profits, historic sites, parks, and museums. Currently, I live and work in the Santa Cruz Mountains greeting visitors to a Tibetan Buddhist retreat.
The perspective of this blog is simply one of stewardship. The care and maintenance of the built and the unbuilt environment can be complementary and that is a necessary step for basic human health, happiness, and long-term survival. None of this is manageable without an appreciation of history and a careful analysis of past and future purposes. Also, buildings and flowers are pretty.
Far more fascinating, the banner image above is a detail from the Seagram Building; a repair to its stone retaining wall made with a bit of painter’s tape.