Care and Quality are internal and external aspects of the same thing. A person who sees Quality and feels it as he works is a person who cares. A person who cares about what he sees and does is a person who’s bound to have some characteristic of quality.”
— Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
I recently moved into a newly built modern apartment in San Francisco. Since the last 3 years, I have highly customized the living room space for primarily experiencing music and have had only a couch, speakers and mood lighting. I decided to design and build a hardwood coffee table.
No one will likely ever notice many of the details in this coffee table. But these details are where I find a lot of satisfaction and joy. Creations with such details often emerge from a set of values of the creator. To let the object itself reveal those values is the success of the creator. And this is my attempt to do just that.