Wednesday, August 27, 2014

i love stylepark


do you know this site?

stylepark

it is worth looking at. i was reading the latest post and the

'what lodged in other's minds' icon caught my attention
different designers, bloggers, perspectives from the architecture venice biennale august 2014




there are many highlights but the one that spoke to me

charles brooking world of windows

so would like to think about and share windows that speak to us

sometimes its the quality of light and shadows(photo pinterest)
trying not to get captured by what one is looking at (photo pinterest)
but just for windows below are some of my favorites
which always seem to be architectural in nature and fabricated of metal mostly with small styles and rails

 




or the old world ones of wood or steel








and lastly the very clean contemporary sometimes with thin frame in wood or metal or frame less inoperable glass lights mounted with stand offs or against the background of stone and rough textures



this inspired windows came from a post on stylepark from ateliermob
portuguese architectural blog
i love how this posting has an exhibit with interesting points of view through panel slabs creating openings and cut outs

Sunday, July 20, 2014

in the works: buildings that renew and conserve energy


buildings that renew and conserve energy

the smog-removing pavilion is being built by nemesi studio


apparently it will be constructed of a cement that is photocatalytic. when sunlight beats on the exterior
it turns unhealthy particulate matter in the air into inert salts
story first heard about on take part a social action web site

by studio daniel libeskind
clad in a self-cleaning, air purifying, metalized tile
for other pavillions to come to milan see article in archdaily

another building in progress

phoenix internation media center, beijing by biad ufo
energy saving features include rainwater will be collected by dropping naturally along the structural ribs into the collection tank which locates at the bottom of the building. After being filtered, the rain water will be recycled to water the artistic waterscape and irrigation for landscape. The cone-shaped shared space, which is 30 meters high, generates the chimney effect, which provides natural air ventilation to save energy during transitional seasons.

Monday, June 23, 2014

dwell on design 2014

4th annual
getting much busier
great for finding new materials especially if a homeowner and new to contemporary, green products and building materials

my highlights
sky-frame-sliding doors with slight frames


amboise collection-wood grain porcelain tiles in beautiful shades of grey and silver


heatscope-infra red ambient indoor and outdoor heating


tango lighting-contemporary very square edged and some good reading lights
exaco-greehouses prefab type
metal progetti-automated closets

paint-rocky rochon paint seattle wa based
sparkfires-the cube covered outdoor fireplace


brizo-faucetry matte black collection-siderna collection

there's always an interesting product or piece of furniture
here's a cargo scooter by nimble


Sunday, June 8, 2014

new orleans

great place to visit
amazing antiques
fabulous food
here are some highlights from my latest trip
walked from one end of magazine street to the other plus soniat house
antiques

soniat house(little inn french quarter)




 balzac antiques and following stores on magazine street


ann koerner


patricia thompson


pavement: new furniture store


and my favorite antique dealer
kevin stone





if you want to sight see
the WWII museum is worth a visit

best restaurants from this visit
cochon butcher: it's' hard to eat a po'boy after this sandwich spot

piggy mac and mac n' cheese at cochon butcher

gw fins: amazing sea food in french quarter
r'evolution: nouveaux creole, we had so much foie gras
cafe beignets: the best beignets
creole creamery: unique flavors and super delicious

on our list to try next trip recommended by kevin stone
liuzza's on bienville
the italian barrel
patois
dominiques
atchafalaya

preservation hall: awesome all star jazz performance close up and personal