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Frame magazine features a full-size prototype room from the skateable house designed for professional Pierre Andre Senizergues. The design makes me proud to have invested in so many completes and pairs of shoes when my kid lived at home. Skating has informed my domestic systems with its sense of flow, impatience with clumsy detail, and sheer love of fun. I have no doubt that the PAS project will lead domestic innovation.
In I Seem to be a Verb, futurist Buckminster Fuller recorded his cultural metamorphosis, and the book founded my habit of assessing elements of domestic life as nouns or verbs. The nouns are nearly all gone, now. I have no time to serve static display. What’s left carries its own weight.
Interestingly, skating’s structural term “ramshackle” is also featured in issue 88. Godspeed’s Joy van Erven and Finn Ahlgren are using street salvage from Tel Aviv’s Florentine neighborhood to improvise witty, lyrical furniture. Van Erven stole my heart when he said, “our studio consists of a screwdriver and a handsaw, so we can take it anywhere”