Just one of many Explorations, I designed this chessboard after wondering why chessboards have to be flat. Start with “why?” and you never know where you’ll end
Here you’ll find insights and observations on what I’m learning as I try new experiences and offer exercises, experiments and expeditions for you to try as well.
Think of it as behind-the-scenes explorations on new ways of learning by learning new things.
Our starting Explorations are in Food, Photography, The Art of Craft and, of course, Travel.
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I recently returned from a trip with my elder son, 23, to China. The theme of our trip was design. We intended to sketch and photograph our way through three different regions of China, getting a better sense of both classical and contemporary forms of design. To refine the concept of design, I focused mostly on understanding the design element of line. From architecture to fashion, room interiors…
A recent trip to Santa Fe reveals that there is much that is rarely revealed unless we pay attention and notice what we normally miss. And when we do that, wondrous things occur.
If you have a stopover in Frankfurt, Germany, use your time well with this DIY photographer’s walking tour of the highlights of the city.
“You could die there” is what you hear from certain people who think you’re risking your life traveling to particular places. What they don’t realize is the greater risk of not going.
How do you make the most of a business trip? By factoring in even a little extra time to get away from work and experience a new place you may never see again.
See – and photograph – downtown Los Angeles in a new way I call this the photographer’s DIY walking tour of downtown LA, but you you don’t have to be a photographer to benefit from this self-guided tour of the highlights of downtown Los Angeles (DTLA). Here I offer you a route with stops along the way at some of DTLA’s most popular locations. At each one, I’ve…