October 16, 2010

The sine qua non of a Classic design, is the story behind it.

The sine qua non of a Classic design cannot be discerned by examining the material substance of any one instance. I can prove the truth of that claim to any of you with no prior knowledge […]
October 13, 2010

Ah, ride to work day…

…that one day in the year when those of us who actually do ride to work are congratulated for making it on our arrival, while those who can just manage to pump up their tires and […]
October 11, 2010

The absent presence of [bicycle] transportation in architecture

With this post I shall return to a standard Behooving Moving discursive theme, that of architecture’s relationship to the bicycle. Can the former learn from the later? Let us step gingerly toward the question, first through […]
October 11, 2010

How The Industrial Revolution Shaped Conceptions of Elegance

I don’t imagine peasants in medieval Chartres aspiring to own anything precious. Give them the basics, and let anything special belong to the church. And when it comes to the Cathedral, and everything in it, we […]
October 6, 2010

Bicycle Activism, Behooving Moving Style

According to Jack (the toilet man) Sim, founder of the World Toilet Organization, a Cambodian Peasant would rather save his pennies for a mobile phone, than somewhere to poo, because mobile phones are prestigious. A wise […]