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My daughter Juliette tells me from monitoring my Facebook account that quite a few friends read my blogs and my Facebook posts. I am so pleased to hear it! Sometime I would love your email addresses as I can't cope with Facebook. (please use my contact...

I have some fun news this Thanksgiving (in the USA) week - I'm going to be published in China! I was approached by Hi-Design International Publishing as they'd like to include my Moongate in one of their upcoming books! Hi-design International Publishing (HK) Co., Ltd. is...

I have some great news! I've teamed up with Daniela Couto Martins of OrbiDesigner.com in Brasil. From Daniela's site: "Orbi Brasil represents and distributes important brands of creative designers and artists from around the world to the Brasilian market. Orbi has branded showrooms in both Sao...

I am working on a lovely project this week for a family that recently moved to Los angeles. They moved to Los Angeles from England, and as the English love gardens they're completely redoing the landscaping around the house. This is a really fun project as...

I recently met Lois Burwell - a well-known and award-winning makeup artist who has worked on more than 45 films. She's married to John Toll, an award-winning cinematographer. Somewhat coincidentally both Lois and John won Oscars for their work on the movie Braveheart! John has also...

While I love my water features (and the Aqualens in particular), I get especially excited about my stainless steel sculptures. With that in mind, I'm thrilled that one of my Steel Eyes has been selected and transported to Reed's in Carpinteria. Reed's is a wonderful design...

As I've said in the past, I really enjoy making new and different pieces of art. This week I have an especially interesting project as a client in San Francisco is having me design a 'Wedding Cake' fountain (sketch at right). The fountain will essentially be two...

Earlier in the year I read that Cottage Health Systems, located in Goleta CA, was going to "completely rebuild Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital. The new hospital will provide enlarged emergency care and surgical capabilities, an expanded Center for Wound Management, and a more efficient, patient-centered...

I am working on a great project for Al Barari Luxury Villa Homes in Dubai this week. I have been working with various designers in Dubai for some time now and it is always great to be involved as they have such wonderful and exciting new...

I was approached by Whatley Manor Hotel about 13 years ago to make a sphere fountain for them. Whatley Manor is a "beautifully restored Cotswold manor house hotel and spa that draws on creative talent from around the world to offer a supremely enjoyable and civilised...

I'm excited! I've been on a project for the new 4 Seasons Hotel that's opening in Orlando in 2014. In fact, it's been in the planning stage for 2 long years, and I'm now building the actual fountain. The project itself is a large 4-foot (1.2M)...