Wednesday, February 16

sketchup design software

My brother Rowland got me using this amazing program called Sketchup from a Boulder software company. This view of a cottage for Dix Island off Spruce Head Maine took just a couple hours to put together. It can be rotated, sun angles adjusted for time and location, etc.

Universal Design

The Center for Universal Design encourages awareness and development of environments that don't isolate people by physical barriers. "Universal design is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design" "The intent of the universal design concept is to simplify life for everyone by making products, communications, and the built environment more usable by more people at little or no extra cost. The universal design concept targets all people of all ages, sizes and abilities."
Gave up on high tech and sent some real mail today, that required going down the long dirt road and visiting the Post Mistress. She seems to have forgotten my blunder Saturday when I didn't know when the superbowl was. " When is the patriots next game?"
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sculpture from basic material

Alexander Calder (1898-1976), whose illustrious career spanned much of the 20th century, is the most acclaimed and influential sculptor of our time. Born in a family of celebrated, though more classically trained artists, Calder utilized his innovative genius to profoundly change the course of modern art. He began by developing a new method of sculpting: by bending and twisting wire, he essentially "drew" three-dimensional figures in space. He is renowned for the invention of the mobile, whose suspended, abstract elements move and balance in changing harmony. Calder also devoted himself to making outdoor sculpture on a grand scale from bolted sheet steel.

view looking back toward the house and mountain. Such great snow makes winter a pleasure... Posted by Hello