Issue 3 of Ambidextrous Magazine has just come out (so recently that it’s not even listed on their website yet), and an article I wrote is in there. This is very exciting for me, as it is the first time I have been published.
The article was something I concocted based off of a quote from James Howard Kunstler:
“Charm is the quality of inviting us to participate in another pattern, for instance, to glimpse the pattern of another personality through the veil of manners, customs, pretence.”
The theme of the issue was the East, so I decided to use the example of a tea garden to explore what principles of design might be associated with charm. The editors liked it, and here we are.
They even sent me a PDF version of the article (warning, 4MB download) that I have permission to post, so if any of you want to see how the article turned out, download away.