So often is the virgin sheet of paper more real than what one has to say, and so often one regrets having marred it.
Harold Acton, Memoirs of an Aesthete, 1948
Sitting down to a blank sheet of paper to begin to draw is one of the more awkward moments in the design process. Once the first mark is drawn, there is something to evaluate, something to build on, something to edit. But before that first mark is drawn, the paper just stares at you in its white purity.
So too with this blog.
For this inaugural blog post, I will just begin by saying that I am one of two Principals of a small boutique architecture firm in Greenwich, Connecticut. My partner and I started our practice, Mockler Taylor Architects, LLC, in 1999 and have been designing high-end residential work in the Northeast (mostly) for over 30 years (combined). We decided to start this blog to articulate some of our thoughts on architecture and design – specifically high-end residential work. Sometimes we will post on general design topics, sometimes on specific details, sometimes about the practice of architecture. . .we will see where this discussion leads us.
So, now that I have marred the virtual paper of this blog, here we go.