Thursday, February 1, 2018

Formative Disciplines

Two areas of design have made the most difference in accelerating the pace of what I do and eliminating the tasks I'd rather not bother with. One is skating. The simple preference for layering t-shirts is revolutionary, as is the inclination toward fluid movement.

The other is music. Once I realized that an ungainly block of heavy plywood covered in pebbled leatherette is just as much an instrument as an exquisite piece of small-scale varnished cabinetry, it became even more rewarding to accommodate noise-making in the front parlor. The industrial-grade dairy crates that seem to be music's storage format of choice have revolutionized the way I manage nearly every domestic process -30-

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