This 1930s farmhouse on the coast of Tuscany is sited on a podere, land claimed from the low-lying salt marshes by the Fascist government in the early decades of the 20th century. The Dutch technique of “podering” the landscape refers to the process of creating a grid of levees and then draining the squares, which leaves a gridded farmscape with low, even ridges dividing it.
Designers and Studio 5 volunteers Mike Lenhart and Sandy Kitson with their class of fifth-graders at Sunnyside Elementary School in San Francisco. The lesson for the day was letterforms and type. By the end of class, the students had designed monograms of their initials for their own personal portfolios.