George Walker

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Design Matters: Add Spice to Your Work

A dash of ornament highlights a form. By George R. Walker Pages: 22-23 From the November 2010 issue # 186 Buy this issue now Thanksgiving at our house means shoehorning 14 guests into a dining room meant for eight, football on the television and the aroma of Barb’s sage dressing filling the house. Every year she makes...

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Design Matters: Brooke Smith

A visit to the shop of a designer & craftsman By George R. Walker Pages: 20-21 From the October 2010 issue # 185 Buy this issue now Creativity is a slippery thing. A lucky few are born with a creative streak that seems to flower without effort. Others (most of us) have to work at it to...

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Design Matters: Sublime Echoes

Repetition of proportion and shape can create design harmony. By George R. Walker Page: 22 From the August 2010 issue #184 Buy this issue now Depending on your canoe route, Little Crooked Lake is about two days of paddling and portaging from the nearest highway. It’s worth it. On a still morning, you can hear the smallest...

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Design Matters: Essential Dividers

Unlock your creativity with this humble tool. By George Walker Page: 20-21 From the February 2011 issue #188 Buy this issue now How comfortable would you be giving up your tape measure? If that puts you in a cold sweat, I can relate. Time was when I worked only from prints, taking careful measurements to make accurate parts....