When to design contextually, when to make a statement.

When to design contextually, when to make a statement.

Below is an image of Volterra, Italy, one might call a typical Italian hill town.  Why take note?  It represents a unified composition.  When an artist makes a painting or sculpture, Read more

[rendering] Digital Nature

[rendering] Digital Nature

It’s not exactly an easy thing, to digitally create natural elements. By comparison, buildings are easy. But for years we have been working to make a thing that allows us at SimpleTwig to deliver the highest quality natural scenes in real time 3D.

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[urban design] Is Brooklyn dead? Creating better cities.

[urban design] Is Brooklyn dead? Creating better cities.

Brooklyn, a ‘city’ onto itself. But has it really matured the way one would hope? For every decision that is made in the building of a city, those who inhabit that city can enjoy or endure the results.  Let us take a quick compare and contrast of Brooklyn in relationship to Boston’s South End.

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[web] Creating a robust web presence: Hierarchical Organization

[web] Creating a robust web presence: Hierarchical Organization

For some 17 years we’ve been building our own websites at SimpleTwig.  One of our first websites had a simple roll-over buttons, a very cool feature in the late 1990’s.

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Pyramid of Knowledge, An Attitude Approach to Learning

Pyramid of Knowledge, An Attitude Approach to Learning

Each new thing a person learns is one block in their own Pyramid of Knowledge.  That is, when they learn about how to cross a street, they’ve earned one block.  Every block builds upon another and is reinforced over time.  Without this core knowledge continual reinforcement one’s pyramid can crumble.  Read more