it’s colombia not columbia

Emily Axtman’s 3 month sabbatical When I was leaving Cartagena, Colombia to come back to Colorado, I saw these t-shirts at the airport and thought they were pretty funny. I thought to myself, “Who thinks Colombia is spelled with a “u”??” Today, as I re-read my pre-travel blog-post, 91 days, I realized I am one […]

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91 days.

let the adventure begin “It seems that the more places I see and experience, the bigger I realize the world to be. The more I become aware of, the more I realize how relatively little I know of it, how many places I have still to go, how much more there is to learn. Maybe […]

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home is where the heart is

housing. I am passionate about providing housing. When I’m 70, just about to hit my architectural prime, I want to be able to sit in a big dark leather chair (not real leather) with my feet up on an ottoman Kate Van Sluyter would pick out, sipping some whiskey on the rocks, and count how many […]

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today we build a chair

This afternoon I’m sitting on my front stoop, sipping an Izzi and watching Emily, Melissa, Graham and Joseph design and construct a chair for this year’s CHAIRCUTERIE: an AIGA Colorado & Design Council event. It’s a beautiful day for putting on thinking caps and strapping on a tool belt. And look how cute they all are! The […]

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SUMMER IS. . . the story

  “SUMMER IS. . .“, WORKSHOP8’s first art installation, is up at the Denver Art Museum (DAM)! We wrote about the DAM’s call for proposals and our pitch back in February and I asked you all to be my “summer lover” in May (which you can still do)! In case you missed it, here’s a fun-sized photo-packed version of the story: […]

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