AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO STEAMING VEGETABLES // Courtesy of John M. Yen
My theory is that all architects wished they were illustrators, and will use any excuse to draw something. You start off your architectural curriculum in college with a drawing class, and spend countless hours contemplating the subtleties of shadow, tone and light; the nature, speed, weight and thickness of lines. And then of course, you get out into the real world much transformed by computer aided drawing and 3D modeling, and you come to the realization that you almost never draw anymore!
I like to swap recipes with my coworker John Yen because he's one of those super healthy people who never eat sugar, refined flour, fried foods etc.. etc... So I asked him if he had any suggestions for everyday cooking, and he came back a few days later with a full on illustrated diagram of how to steam Chinese vegetables! See above theory as to why I think architects will use any excuse to draw something! Anyway, I thought his drawing was quite charming, so here's my version with some color added to it.