Monthly Archives: May 2013

Giant Steps

By Jim McCloskey I’m beside myself with satisfaction – and no small amount of pride:  After months of painstaking development, we have within the past week launched two major initiatives within the WaterShapes.com web site: [ ]  First, the system … Continue reading

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Pushing Boundaries

By Jim McCloskey Through many of the early “WaterShapes World” blogs, I wrote (perhaps too often?) about what was happening with the WaterShapes franchise and web site and all sorts of grand plans we had to burst back onto the … Continue reading

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Suitable Tributes

By Jim McCloskey Few who shape the water will ever make as profound an aquatic mark on the world as did landscape architect Lawrence Halprin. He’s long been a favorite of mine, and we’ve called attention to his work and … Continue reading

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Media Sensations

By Jim McCloskey I’ve been around watershapes on a professional basis since 1986, and I can recall more than a few times when something has crossed my desk that made me cringe. Often it was studies released by the National … Continue reading

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Sharing Traveler’s Tales

By Jim McCloskey Back in the early days of WaterShapes, I recall a long breakfast conversation with David Tisherman in which we discussed the importance of travel as part of a complete design education. It was the summer of 1999, … Continue reading

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Lessons All Around

By Jim McCloskey The ingenuity of the folks at the National Swimming Pool Foundation makes me smile. If you’ll recall, I wrote several months ago about Tom Lachocki’s election-season declaration that it was time to donate to something, anything other … Continue reading

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Real-World Watershaping

By Jim McCloskey In the past year, I’ve written Travelogues for WaterShapes EXTRA about the reflecting pool on the Capitol Mall in Washington, D.C., and the fountain at Point State Park in Pittsburgh.  In researching these watershapes and looking for … Continue reading

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