03 July 2009

the Founding Fathers give Good Design

George Washington in the Rotunda North Carolina State Capitol from the Canova original

founding three: Good design
American Classicism
column, bust, living drapery

Benjamin Franklin poised on a cabinet in the Thomas Jayne apartment

another view in the Thomas Jayne home- here Thomas Jefferson

George Washington & Thomas Jayne

Thomas Jefferson Designer : Monticello

photograph from an old House and Garden in my grandmother's scrap book

GW on a pedestal

the Matthew Patrick Smyth apartment

MPS channeling Thomas Jefferson in a table setting

GW in repose: MP Smyth

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Good Design.


  1. Oh I love that cabinet Benji is sitting atop in the Jayne apartment!!

  2. Mrs. Blandings- many thanks,the founders got a lot right didn't they- not that they were perfect- but, I can't help but think they were divined. again, thanks.

  3. PT and Edward- I love love love that Jayne apartment- inspired and that cabinet too. thanks, la



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