Last week we got a killer mixed batch of 3/8” thick barn board in @jarmakwood . I knew it was love at first sight but I haven’t been so certain as to what exactly that love means and how I can utilize it. After cleaning up this evening I stumbled across a few pieces I’d made years back with the intention of turning them into a pedalboard for myself. I never finished the project. I’m thinking I can use up the scrap birch ply I have kicking around and actually see this thing through maybe? For now, I’ll just lay these scraps on top of the lot and squint and pretend it’s a real boy. 👍🏼
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“Another Room in the House”
Last summer I went exploring the Boston Harbor. I focused on who uses the waterfront, why, and in what manner, pondering I about the nature of how place is created. Not just the physical aspect, but place as a creative process that influences, as Amanda Blunden said “how your body feels on that seat, in that space”
Access to Boston’s waterfront has been an integral part of the conversation about public spaces in Boston, but I realized that this conversation should move towards the more difficult and subjective issue of placemaking. The key issue is how the Harbor will be shaped to create a place for the enjoyment of all. The focus on access has resulted in sections that feel like hallways, where people go from point A to point B.
Placemaking is about vision, determining and reflecting the city Bostonians want, need, and deserve—not only as consumers, as workers, or as taxpayers, but as humans. The love affair with luxury-based development has eroded that vision, and planning initiatives in many sections of the Harbor have created spaces whose ultimate beneficiaries are those in the position to pay for such luxury. No matter how much access is protected, such focus is leaving most Boston residents de facto excluded from the recreational potential and the character of the Harbor as a space for all.
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Opening Exhibition Jan 22. Details here: .
Karen J. and Charlie Clark, residents of South Boston, are two of the many weekend visitors to this quiet corner of South Boston port to fish—or just to escape crowds in other spaces.
Courageous Sailing in the Charlestown Navy Yard hosts SailBlind, run by the Carroll Center for the Blind. Bruce Howell, seen setting up a sail, says this program helps “rebuild your sense of self-worth and self-confidence, and by learning to do something new like sailing, it [gives] me a chance to feel good about myself and gives me a reason to keep living.”
dreaming of açaí bowls & sunshine
(while I’m sitting here anticipating snow)
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We are always learning and gettin’ after it !!! 🏡📚 It’s no surprise we have a full house here in Boston!
A very special shout out to my TL @erickipnes for having the constant goal of bringing value to us @kwelite.mass and making our education a priority!