I have the privilege of being spread thin by choice. The more I pare inventory to basics, the freer I am to invest my energies in knowledge work, family, and community.
In a design class, I learned to identify and manipulate the focal point or points of a composition. The same holds true for a room or landscape. To my mind, the display on a digital device is focal point enough. Add audio, and a space comes to life -30-
Five generations' keeping house in Western Washington know how to get the job done. Deft Home is the fruit of thirty years’ independent research with casual scholarship, deep-time experience, and no ties to commerce.
Deft home is about doing things the easy way, doing things you won’t get tired of, doing things in little specks of time, and doing things effectively so you won’t have to do them again. It’s also about working with things you already have or have scrounged, about respecting tradition and family legacies, and about making time to enjoy your living quarters. It’s about dignity, self-reliance, and innovation. Especially, Deft Home is about respecting the basics and the labor it takes to keep them right. Hope you enjoy the site as much as I enjoy developing the material.