I had lunch with a former classmate Geoff Helt and we had a great conversation about design. I briefly mentioned a book by Virginia Postrel - The Substance of Style. I wish I had time to read it.
I came across an interesting site yesterday on Patterns for Personal Websites. I would like to use some of these ideas in creating my own website, which I sort of began last week, but abandoned and chose to start this blog. Although Patterns for Personal Websites does not have the depth of Christopher Alexander's Pattern Language for physical spaces, it is a thoughtful and useful work.