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Trend Texture™ – The Ingenious Integrity of Carbonized Cedar

by Fred Abler As we mature, we have little choice but to start appreciating imperfection. And in so doing, we begin to understand wabi-sabi – the Japanese aesthetic described as.. “one of beauty that is imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”. The … Continue reading

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How2™ Create a New Materials Library in SketchUp

by Fred Abler The secret of making great SketchUp models and components, in general, is twofold. It relies upon the essential and complementary skills of architecture-and-artistry. Component ‘architecture’ is the skilled use of minimal geometry to achieve a maximal representation. … Continue reading

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How2™ apply Trend Textures™ in SketchUp

Cerused Oak is making quite a comeback… from way back. In the 1500’s Venetian ceruse (white lead) was used widely as a cosmetic. The skin-whitener gave wearers that deadly-pale look of upward Nobility. Queen Elizabeth the 1st of England was … Continue reading

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New Ascetics

by Fred Abler Something small is happening. A generation of young people have come down with ‘cabin fever’. The viral vector spreading this fever is a tumble-log called Cabin Porn. If you haven’t heard about it yet, well… you just … Continue reading

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Deep Dive

by Fred Abler Some people are hard to like. Obsessives can be interesting, but they’re seldom likeable. So, I’ve never really been a James Cameron fan. Until recently that is.  It’s becoming clear that now there are at least two … Continue reading

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