December, 2012

  1. Did You Build It All By Yourself?

    When I talk to people about my Holy Ghost building, my shed/cabin/studio in western North Carolina, invariably the first question they ask is: Did you build it all by yourself? To which my enthusiastic response is: Of course not, and even if I had hammered every single nail myself, I still wouldn’t have done it…

  2. Dogtrot Dreams

    Josh MuCullar over at Houzz has a lovely post on dog-trot houses, including this gem: I grew up in the rural Piedmont of the Carolinas, so scenes of abandoned tenant houses, sharecropper’s shacks, and dog trots were the everyday architecture of my childhood. They were humble, poetic, and simply beautiful, without pretense. A very functional…