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Because we make: to make beauty is to be human

As Hannah Arendt observed, mankind is homo faber: man as maker. We are tool-makers, art-makers, and respond to what we make, especially those things that are well made. What makes an object attractive, desirable — in a word, beautiful — if not each detail that reveals the care, the close attention of its maker? The […]

Hello again (checking in)

As it turns out, my last public post on this blog was December 2013. It is now February 2015. Lots of interesting things happened in my period of ‘absence’ from the public blogging world, and perhaps I’ll be able to share here my reflections on those, in retrospect — but later. For now, a quick and dirty […]