When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world.
When I failed at changing the world, I tried to change my nation.
When I failed at changing my nation, I tried to change my town.
And when I failed there too, I tried to change my family.
Today, I realize that the only person I could have changed is myself.
And that if I had changed myself then I could have changed my family.
And that together, perhaps, we could have changed our town, our nation and the world.
I've recently discovered a passion for design, architecture and tangible goods in general.
After many decades in the world of the virtual and the financial - I now find myself attracted to the touch of materials, the proportions of an object or room, the lines of a drawing, the perspective they create and to the warmth and the tranquility they create.
In a modest way, I hope to create projects, products and spaces that are comely, more widely accessible to people and most importantly generate a feeling of wellness and peace.
My CURRENT PROJECTS
my past experiments
This is the type of project where you'd wish you'd kept the before pictures of... (still trying to find somewhere, somehow).
The plans, the ceiling heights, the complicated layout, the darkness of the space... all made it terribly sad and underused. Those views had to be salvaged...
I opened the ceilings way high... (there were 4' of empty spaces between me the roof!). I traced straight lines throughout and opened it up for easy family living.
I wanted to build a catamaran that could easily be used in the shallow waters of Cancun. One that would feel like a floating barge with a tent-like feel where friends could come and lounge and relax everywhere. I created just that... a little haven on the water... An open barge feel, plenty of place to sit or lie-down and tan, a BBQ, a great dining room table to eat (and drink at). It's easy to service and maintain - which is a great plus for a place like Cancun.