I had lunch last week with a friend who is a Professor Emeritus of Architectural History. She has made a lifelong study of French cathedrals and is a wonderful designer, traveler, and beadcrafter – she’s the kind of person we want to be when we grow up. When I walked into her house just south of downtown, I was overwhelmed with the sense of form and space. Her interior colors came from an African bead necklace she found on one of her trips – her plant room soars at least twenty-five feet up in the center of the house and includes a very tall cat tower for her four cats. It’s an amazing home, small and perfect, like a Shaker jewel box. Here are a few photos, which don’t do justice to the flow of the space and the lightness of the design.