“Not your thinking, but your being, is distinctiveness.” —C.G. Jung “Anyone who is passionate about what they do will have a better chance of connecting with future generations than those who simply follow transient trends. At least their work will have a distinctive character, and this is what people respond to, I believe.” —  Giorgio … More Distinctiveness

High in the Alps

“Going to the mountains is going home.” — John Muir “There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.” — G.K. Chesterton “Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful.” — Jim Carrey “Wildflowers don’t care where … More High in the Alps


“Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.” — Frank Gehry Bronzed windows of contemporary building (above) in castle district of Budapest, Hungary, reflect turrets and fantasy design of neo-Romanesque Fisherman’s Bastion. Designed in 1902, the Disney-like structure with its seven turrets represents the seven Magyar tribes that settled in Hungary at … More Timelessness


lies in the attempt to reach one’s goal and not in reaching it. — Mahatma Gandhi * * * St. Patrick’s Cathedral spires framed by 5th Avenue Manhattan skyline. Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2014

“There are no rules of architecture…

“for a castle in the clouds.” — Gilbert K. Chesterton The Charles W. Morgan, the last of an American whaling fleet that once numbered more than 2,700 vessels, lies at rest in New London, Connecticut, first stop of her 38th voyage, made in celebration of her complete restoration. Capable of carrying approximately 13,000 square feet of sail when fully rigged, the classic … More “There are no rules of architecture…