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!