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July 22nd 2013: Why I make pipes (aside from to pay the rent)

I was out with my wife this evening and was looking at a local tower that went up perhaps 5 or 6 years ago. It incorporates curves and glass and in my opinion is one of the nicest-looking buildings around. Nearby there are a number of the more standard concrete rectangles that are the mainstay of architects whose ideas of architectural beauty have stalled out in the wooden building-block phase of their careers. While these might appeal to the folks in the cost-benefit analysts trade, to me they are uninteresting and unnecessarily ugly. Looking at them made me think about why I like to make pipes.read more