Thursday, July 24, 2008
My assistant was looking out over the deck of our seaside atelier.
"Rot," he said, and pointed to a section of deck that connected to the side of the building.
The downside of having a facility on the beach is that you are endlessly fighting a war with rot. Water comes from everywhere, seeps into your building and slowly eats away at your foundation, like a nagging regret or a lost word you used to know in another language, but no can no longer remember.
The upside of working near the water is the ability to go kite surfing whenever the wind is up, the ability to product test right outside your doorstep, and the constant soothing sound of waves at night.