Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Building the Green Brand Article - BFP 09/08

This monday in the Burlington Free Press our office was mentioned in the cover article in the Business Monday section. The article focused on issues facing today's businesses regarding energy costs, the end of oil and what they can do in regards to energy efficiency and conservation. Please read on. I can also send it to you via pdf.

Please let me know if I can help you or answer any questions regarding what you can do with your business or for that matter your home.

Best, Steve

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Foggy Day in Vermont

Please see this photo of a barn I see everyday on the drive to work from home to Waitsfield. This was an especially amazing day where the fog, early morning light and a working farm came together into something wonderful.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Finding Design Inspiration at our Farmer's Market

Last weekend I visited our farmer's market in Montpelier where I live. I go there every so often not buy fresh food or people watch ( I do those things to) but to look for visual inspiration.

I take pictures of vegetables in containers, closeups showing materiality and quality of daylight dancing off of surfaces. It's very interesting to me see subjects in multiples or grids, piles of material etc. There's beauty in the purity of forms and how they interact in their naturally stacked, loaded and displayed configurations. Looking at shade and shadow, unorthodox image cropping are all on the table.

Looking at these shapes and interactions cleanses my mind and opens it up to new ways of seeing and organizing, composing images etc. See the spiral glass bowl and try to imagine the market scene shown in the curving reflection.

Please see these photos from my visit and comment on what this process means to you. Thanks, Steve