Bill Bensley

Shades of Paradise
One of the most common things I hear from my clients is that they’ve been inspired by experiences they’ve had at vacation resorts and want to recapture those good times in their own backyards.   I’ve heard this often enough that I keep an eye out for volumes on resort design as I wander through bookstores and hunt for material online.  It’s a narrow subject, of course, so I don’t run across too many relevant titles.  That’s why I was immediately pleased to find Paradise by Design by Bill Bensley (Periplus Edition, 2008).   My pleasure quickly turned to delight:  The book is certainly about designing resorts – but it