06 February 2009

The Tiny Architect

Problem: This morning I had some architecture homework to finish, which was due tonight. But I couldn't just go down to the basement and finish the work at my drafting table, because I was watching the boy.

Solution: set up shop on the dining room table and let the boy join in! I taped down some paper for him, and gave him his very own ruler and 30/60/90 triangle. Of course.

Remarkably, I drew a complex and precise axonometric rendition of the Vanna Venturi house in this way. Best of all, not only did the boy not mark up my work, but he produced a great piece of toddler art while sitting in the chair beside me.
I wish I could always work this way. (By the way, I slayed them with that drawing in studio tonight. )


In other news: One of my best friend's mother passed away this morning, after a long fight with cancer. Please keep Elio and his Dad in your thoughts for me.


I'll be back to my usual needless pontificating on the subject of menswear soon...promise.

8 comments:

ms. mindless said...

your son is adorable. i love when you post pictures of him. i bet when your daughter comes along, she will not be so easy to please...littler girls never are!

gioVan Ni said...

Hey man,do what you have to do.You know what's really important...

heidi said...

Great drawing! (both) And I totally agree with ms. mindless on the girl. She'll be sitting in your lap :-)

Anonymous said...

are you an architecture student or do you practice/intern in a firm?

Giuseppe said...

Anon.,

I'm merely a lowly student. I'm looking for work in a firm, but the way things are going these days that might take a while.

Anonymous said...

Since you live around Cambridge, I reckon, the GSD? MIT?

Anonymous said...

i love your blog by the way -- i too am a student in an ivy league town and am interested in finding classic clothes in thrift shops, not simply because i am not rich, but because i love clothes with character... and it's so much more refreshing to read about you than some of the preppy jerks on other blogs, where the clothes look unbearably new and overpriced...!

Giuseppe said...

Anon. 8:00 a.m.,

In my dreams. I take night classes at tha BAC. Not quite as prestigious, but I feel I'm learning a lot rather quickly there.