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Santa Barbara, Ca

I'm a full-time rambler and contract designer with as many skill sets in my quiver as there are plane tickets in my passbook. I've worked in ornamental iron, jigsaw puzzle design, bookmaking, glass engraving, and a variety of other mediums. I'm currently living out of a backpack as I trek my way around the world.

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The Center of Everywhere

Zak Erving

I think it's hilarious that whenever archeologists unearth something really old, architects go watch Terminator 2 and then build something to house it

Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere. —Blaise Pascal

Scattered around San José—and the rest of Costa Rica, for that matter—are stone spheres of various sizes, dating back during the Pre-Columbian era. No one is absolutely certain what their purpose was for, but it is thought that a sphere's size indicated the social standing of its owner, and no doubt the carvers of these spheres were experts in stonecutting and hands-on geometry.

Housing a medium-sized sphere in front of the Museo Nacional is a more contemporary one that's no less enchanting than the stone one.

I'm glad to see we haven't lost our fascination with platonic solids…