April 27, 2011

Catenary chandeliers

Remember Gaudi’s catenary models? His buildings were designed upside down. Each year I hang a chain in front of my students, and tell them about Gaudi, and about each link being in equal tension as each […]
April 27, 2011

Dr. Behooving’s Quotable Quotes

Dear fellow wonderful people, after recently hearing so many pithy quips roll mellifluously from my tongue, I believe the time may be nigh for Dr. Behooving to formulate a BIG FREAKING LIST!!!! Over time I shall […]
April 26, 2011

Get the look: local expert

It was my great pleasure today to show a journalist about my fine town. For the occasion I chose an artfully stressed linen shirt, sleeves rolled up as though I mean business. Mr. fix-it sets sight […]
April 26, 2011

Bicycle parking stations in every city

This is as embarrassing as going to the chemist. I must stand before you and confess that two wonderful bicycle parking stations have gone under my radar. Both are by architect Fernando Vazquez, in Long Beach […]
April 24, 2011

The Future

Mind if I share my glum mood? We drove to the in-laws’ for Easter lunch. An unnatural distance. It should be a day’s walk, but thousands commute that way every morning. I give them 5 years […]