Category Archives: Architecture

Memories of Working for Edgar Tafel, Architect

“What do you mean, he could sing a building?” A friend from architecture school was suddenly interested when he found out that I was working as a draftsman for Edgar Tafel, one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s original apprentices at Taliesin. … Continue reading

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Katja Essen’s Skydancer at Indie Screen

It’s said that there isn’t a single high rise building in the New York City skyline that wasn’t touched by the hand of a Mohawk.  For generations, Mohawk ironworkers and high steel workers have taken on the very dangerous job … Continue reading

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Sky Dancer – Film by Katja Essen

I’m so excited to learn about this documentary film, which is coming to the Brooklyn Film Festival in early June.   I just ordered my ticket to see it. Based on what I saw in the trailer, Katja Essen’s Sky … Continue reading

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Cool Things – 11.03.25

The Biomimicry Institute promotes learning from and then emulating natural forms, processes, and ecosystems to create more sustainable and healthier human technologies and designs.   I heard its founder, Janine Benyus interviewed on Free Forum a few months back, and ever … Continue reading

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