Week of May 10, 2009

  • Tina

    Dear John,
    Thank you for sharing this marvelous story about your father, and how your career and vision have been influenced by his appreciation of the seemingly-insignificant. That influence shines through your Slow Home website. Slow Home makes great design understandable to novices like me. Visiting your site each evening is always a treat!
    Kind Regards,

  • Grace

    Thank you, John.

  • Ellen

    I’m not a design professional and don’t have any big remodeling plans, but I am learning lots from this site and enjoy it every day. I am looking at places differently. Thanks for doing it.

  • Louis Pereira

    John – The story of your father is especially affecting
    to me because of his apparent compassion towards others. Such kindess will resonate for generations.

    “To desire and strive to be of some service to the world, to aim at doing something which shall really increase the happiness and welfare and virtue of mankind – this is a choice which is possible for all of us” – Henry Van Dyke

  • Hector Guerra

    thank you for sharing that John. I Agree with everything you just said.


  • Sean McAlister

    Since the Globe and MAil article about your website I watch it every day.

    Well done. I like your simple, practical approach devoid of gimmicks.

    I like renovating and doing my own construction projects and could have been an architect if had not become a research physicist.

    I have been looking at home designs on local developers’ websites and am amazed at some of the simple things they get wrong from my point of view. It makes me wonder whether they are architects or just good at doing CAD layouts!

    Thanks you for your excellent comments and insight.


  • John Brown

    I am very glad to hear that you “see through” the developer floor plans. I hope this website helps. The truth is that most cookie cutter houses are not designed by architects or any other design professional.