Avid readers of Dwell will already know about Erin Moore of FLOAT Architecture Research and Design (from page 132 of the October 2008 issue). I wrote that story about the Watershed, a completely off-the-grid writer’s retreat she built near Wren, Oregon, for her mother and noted nature writer Kathleen Dean Moore. It’s one of my favorite projects that we’ve covered in the last while and in the past weeks Erin and I have been trading emails. I asked her thoughts on building, her mother’s work and even the presidential election. Here’s what she has to say:
Alright, so I wasn’t too thrilled with the ironic mustache, but living in San Francisco’s Mission District I’ve learned to cope with it. Let the scruffy kids do what they want, and as facial hair goes the ‘stache isn’t the worst choice out there. But after seeing the handlebar mustache leap off the face of your local underachiever and onto everything from necklaces to key holders to panties to pint glasses, I have to say to all the cool kids, “Your look is totally played out. And by the way, you might want to rethink that owl tattoo."