Curious, Explore and Be Amazed

“We require from buildings two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well: then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it.” John Ruskin The Holiday Season was fast approaching when I walked about the grounds of Simon Fraser University in early December. But for students, exams come before the festivities. AllContinue reading “Curious, Explore and Be Amazed”

The Gruen Effect

I went to the mall this weekend, like many others across the continent.  But this time it was different.  I knew about the Gruen Effect, thanks to my new-found friend, Ellen Ruppel Shell, who has given me a new way of looking at consumerism. Malls, as we know them, would not exist today if itContinue reading “The Gruen Effect”