As time allows, we work in our studio on pieces of a smaller scale than the buildings we generally focus on. On the surface these smaller pieces have little in common with our architectural work. In reality, however, they provide us with another way to think about many of the themes and ideas that filter through our buildings. Connections, material properties, possibilities, craftsmanship, form and function all come into play at both scales. In addition, we have a chance for some 'hands-on' making, remembering again the challenges and opportunities that come from the effort to make something that is both thoughtful and well-crafted. These fruit bowls are a recent example, made carefully by hand in our studio from eco-resin and aluminum.