materia prima

Ahhh, the materials. The great joy of building. Light and space are fine things, but it is the materials which enclose the space, and onto which the light falls. I am partial to marble, bronze, hardwoods like oak and walnut, and plaster of all sorts. One of my delights is foraging through marble shops and yards, seeking out obscure, special, under-appreciated or otherwise lonely slabs waiting for a nice home. Here are some I covet!