Loved reading D.J. Huppatz's paper Creative Living, Ecological Design and Russel Wright's Manitoga, published in Journal of Design History. With contemporary designers increasingly focusing on environmental considerations, design historians have begun the search for precedents that might reconstruct design history in sustainable terms. Here, Manitoga, the home of midcentury American designer Russel Wright is examined as an ecological practice. Last year, a trip to Manitoga was included in my program Decorative Arts and Design in NYC. The woodland garden, the organic architecture, interior, and landscape all crafted into an environmental gesamtkunstwerk.