During an early seminar, one of my mentors said: “If you think about it, we are Boxologists”. He went on to explain that when we make a drawer, it must fit in a dresser, which fits in a room, which fits in a house…something like the Matryoshka, those russian dolls that nest inside one another. The gist was that we would be called upon during our careers to build boxes, build them well, but design them with careful consideration as to function, material and construction.
There are pretty boxes and plain boxes; the complex and serviceable, the treasured and the necessary. All the boxes that follow are from the first half of my career, they are the pretty, complex and treasured sort and are in more or less chronological order.