Typing in the Patio Room
Post-Script: I'm certain there's a science to making rooms inviting and peaceful, informed by both western and eastern traditions. Perhaps it's the light, the shape of the space or the arrangement of doorways and windows, but you can immediately sense the "feel" of a space the moment you enter. I'm amazed how skilled architects can convert their vision into plan sets for builders to follow, because to us neophytes it's hard to visualize the finished product from a mere elevation or floor plan. Our budget for this project did not permit us the luxury of 3-D rendering, so I can't comment about its effectiveness, but thus far we're pleased with how the room is progressing.
Photo via Lumix G5. This article started as I was seated in the blue patio chair, thinking about how it would look as a photo staged with a lone typewriter on a tray table. And in case you were wondering, it's not the most comfortable chair for typing, as you either have to lean forward to reach the table or place the typewriter in your lap, which is how I ended up finishing the piece.