Design Idea Topics

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This is where I post things about my design aesthetics, from furniture design to graphic design. 

Now, I'd like to mention a couple of the guiding principals I have about design, as well as my approach to writing about these topics. These are fairly important things to keep in mind if you happen across my writings here from out of the wilds of the internet. I am NOT a design professional. I'm an amateur. I've deliberately kept myself an amateur. Probably a mistake on my part, but that's where I am.  There is an obvious debate between the freshness of the tyro versus the well established designs of the pro.  Mostly, the pro wins, in terms of design language and aesthetics. But in some instances, the language of the unencumbered eye brings some value.  That's what I'm attempting to do.

A lot of the woodworking and design writing I've seen on the internet in the last few years has taken the stance of "The Instructor". People write in the manner, that "I am the person who will impart wisdom to you."  I don't feel that I have the luxury of that role. I'm a guy trying to figure out my design language, and I've decided to do it out in the open. If anybody wants to look over my shoulder while I'm figuring this stuff out, you're welcome to do so. Just don't make the mistake that I know what I'm talking about.