Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Jean Nouvel has designed the sleekest of stables for the restored horses on Jane's Carousel in Brooklyn. Simply, he built a glass pavilion (think Paxton) over the attraction to allow for year-round entertainment. (In summer months, the panes pull back, to allow the occupier of the space to fully access the interior space).
Now for the bomb. At night, screens are draped across the building's facade and projectors from within the carousel cast shadows of the horses twirling by. Genius.
Monday, July 30, 2012
The stone slide in Central Park has to be the best organic ride New York City has to offer. Children love heading to this playground for thrills and I love how they swap out cardboard "sleds" with strangers to improve speeds and heighten luge-like experiences.
Friday, July 27, 2012
It's rare treat to return to a completed site when it is in full party mode and jamming with occupiers. My months of graphite and paper concepts suddenly springboard to life. Each guest's use of the space is a host of my drafting board soliloquies. Love it.
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Friday, July 13, 2012
Stella McCartney's English garden is bliss. I love the entry court with those fabulous stone urns on pedestals mixed with terracotta planters planted with simple box domes. The wisteria whispering across the front facade and the oil and stone ground surface seem so elegant. There's a lot going on with the salvaged bench and side door but it works in an understated sophistication.
In the rear yard, her husband commissioned a garden dedicated to her in honor of their Anniversary. The urns are filled with french lavender and double petunias and have been nestled in a sea of spring blooming alliums and tulips.
The copper beech hedge, bay trees and box highlight the Engagement Pool perfectly. Notice the trees in the background. Not even the tree pits have been overlooked.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Urban Electric has some of the most stunning "wet rated" lights on the market. Each fixture is perfection- my fav is Fenwick Pocket. Visit the company online www.urbanelecticco.com for their complete catalogue.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Wendy is an architectural boutonniere pinned on the lapel of MOMA PS1. A perennial installation born from the Young Architects Program, this Summer it sets the stage for the Museum's weekly concert series, Warm Up. On the coattails of Harvard, I'm headed there next week for a preview. Something tells me that I will drink in it's punch.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
MetaLAB is a fabulous outpost parked under the umbrella of Harvard's Graduate School of Design. It was completely foreign to me until I met Rocky, a spunky student at the institution. Digital art, design and humanities are the teeth in this cutting edge approach to education. Bridging the world, experimentation is encouraged through an amalgamation of social and digital tools.
Oh, to go back to school. Fabulous.
Oh, to go back to school. Fabulous.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Sitting skewed on the property within puzzle piece shaped pools, the residence looks like it is temporarily moored on site. This approach allows the suggestion of a breezy Rockford File lifestyle within the heavy hills of California...an architectural feat.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Monday, July 2, 2012
Yes, those are beets, leeks, radishes and corn you see on Chef and farm to table enthusiast, Sean Brock's full sleeve tattoo. To achieve this cornucopia-themed composition, he brought along a bounty of seed catalogues for his artist to refer to for authentic heirloom accuracy.