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Cónaithe

What, you may ask, is a gaelic word doing here?  The translation, as graciously provided by Dierdre O’Toole, an Irish book editor, is “residence.”  We were talking about the meaning of reside, to dwell, to house. “Writer in residence – … Continue reading

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Design for our times

Richard Reep is taking design commissions for projects ranging from furniture to cities. In the summer, he will be teaching Traditional Town Planning at Rollins again.  This return to the urban design realm means that a project of sufficient magnitude … Continue reading

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Tiny House Library

The first of a three-part series, “The Tiny Houses of Sarasota,” aired Sunday evening at 5 with the Suncoast News Network.  The Rita has received the attention of this news network for its innovation.  This documentary may be viewed by … Continue reading

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Dean Rowe’s MOSI museum today

H. Dean Rowe’s Museum Of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Tampa, desibuilt in 1978, was once a lonely outpost on Fletcher Avenue just before USF.  Today it’s surrounded by strip commercial, and the museum itself has expanded. The original structure … Continue reading

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Destination Resorts

As the world’s stresses increase, destination resorts are in demand to help balance one’s lifestyle. Samana Village, on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, is envisioned by its founder Felipe Ferrer to be a sustainable development extension of the … Continue reading

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The evolution of the monolith

A lizard scampers through the dust.  Somewhere above, flaps are being set to landing position. The monolith has broken through its shell, blinking in the light.  It eyes the world hungrily.  Will you feed the monolith?

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