Why Runcible?

"Runcible" is a word coined by the poet Edward Lear, and while he never defined the word, he used it in several contexts - most famously in his 1871 poem, the "Owl and the Pussycat:"

They dined on mince and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon.
And hand in hand, by the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon.
The moon, the moon -
They danced by the light of the moon.

This is the first book Marilyn ever read, and she credits its illustrator, Hilary Knight, with first igniting her architectural curiosity. Some say that the word "runcible" refers to an object of both utility and beauty, which seems quite a logical and poetic place for architecture to exist. So, Runcible Studios.


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