and it is always nice to be, wanted. . . . . .
That’s what this week is……the time of winding.
How so? Well, today is Hallowe’en…..and what is Hallowe‘en?
The day of Hallow. A day to honor and celebrate, remember the dead.
Those that have gone before. Winding back the clock to earlier times in later lives.
And this week-end, here in most of North America, we literally wind back the clock.
To save, not time, but daylight.
And in that spirit this issue is also about winding – or more precisely, re-winding.
In a recent effort to houseclean the thousands of files I maintain across my main system and 4 or 5 external hard drives, I took the time in the last two weeks to review, re-visit, older blog issues (going back to 2010), older files/projects – older ideas.
And I experienced a delightful re-nourishment in much of what I reviewed.
And so in this issue there will be a number of ‘refreshes’ of previous features. Many/most of which are technologically still relevant and meaningful for our lives today. When you see this image,
it indicates something that was either published previously, or work tat was done quite some time ago.
Ghosts and goblins, ghouls and gloopy gloppy eyeballs – you probably won’t find those things here.
Tonight you can all venture forth to seek out such delights……good hunting to all of you!
Spot quiz....what is it?
It's tiny, that's for sure. . . . . big things? Small packages? Yup.....
The Cinemood will project to 10'-0" and more. Watch the video.
$399.00 USD. Sold out for the moment but taking orders with the promise of Christmas delivery.
BIG things......small packages....you'll figure it out.
First person to reply/respond with info and details about this building will win $25.00.Need to identify what it is, where it is, why it is and who done it.......as in architect, designer - whatever.....
Responses can only be entered in the Comments section at the end of the blog.
M O R E small things.
Know what this is?
It's the world's smallest cel-phone
Just introduced by Kyocera it measures almost the same size as a business card, 2" x 3 ½".......
e e n s y t e e n s y
s m a l l - as in smallish. . . . . . . go here to see it in operation on YouTube
about $300.00 when it hits the street
So who's looking?
For a job, I mean....you? You looking?
How? What tools are you using? Do you have a CV? Well, of course you have a CV.....or resumé.....oui?
Did you write/design/composite it yourself? Or did you pay bigBuckz to a pro to fashion/craft it for you?
Hey! Are you a member of LinkedIn? Who isn't these days. Me, I signed on in their infancy - up to 750 connections = that and $3.00 will get me a coffee....maybe.
But, LinkedIn is good.......not perfect, but Microsoft bought it a year or so ago, then they bought Lynda.com - the online courseware company.....looks like they're gonna segué one to the other....
But now, these new guys have come along......www.ceev.com. They saw a need and they developed this really cool feature that will take all your LinkedIn data and format it into a CV for you.....
yeah, check it out.....
Who does what?
Who LOVES New York?
We all do?
I think. . . . .
So here's yet another reason to love the really, very cool
essence of New York...
The skinniest residential building of all
is now open for business - and living.....in
Man! Jaw dropping, eye watering, breathtaking! What a gorgeous building!
Check this out. . . . . .
The world's skinniest skyscraper will soon open up in New York City.
Rising more than 1,400 feet above the ground, 111 W. 57th St. features a facade made from bronze and terra cotta. Its height-to-width ratio, 24:1, makes it the skinniest tower in the world.
The new structure stands on top of the historic Steinway Hall, which has been called a "timeless monument to classical music and architecture" by New York City's Landmarks Preservation Commission. It is being developed by JDS Development Group, Property Markets Group, and Spruce Capital Partners.
Kevin Maloney, the founder of Property Markets Group, praised the building in a statement for "its unrivaled location, genuine architectural pedigree and perfect symmetry over Central Park."
Listings for the property went live recently. They feature a variety of full-floor and duplex residences.
Expected completion date is January 2019.
Residences will cost anywhere from $18 million for 4,491 square feet to about $56 million for 7,128 square feet. Apartments have three or four bedrooms.
The building's interior features Great Rooms with 14-foot-tall ceilings, solid-oak floors, and entrance galleries with white-macauba stone floors.
The amenities include a two-lane lap pool, a spa with sauna, steam and treatment rooms, and a lounge with an outdoor terrace.
Residents can also access a private dining room, a fitness center, and several meeting rooms.
In addition to being near Central Park, 111 W. 57th St. is close to Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Museum of Modern Art.
From Business Insider and written originally by Peter Kotecki
Get the 'skinny' on the skinniest building, here.
Frank Lloyd Wright designed this one-of-a-kind small masterpiece in 1938 for a northern Wisconsin schoolteacher, but it was never built.
Forty years later, the design was purchased from Wright's widow by a University of Michigan professor, Frederick Haddock. The firm Wright founded to manage his legacy, Taliesin Associated Architects, chose the site10 acres of lawn and woods sloping to Honey Creek, the placement and the design itself, in accordance with Wright's vision.
Haddock House is one of Wright's Usonian homes, designed for efficient living and built to blend in with the natural surroundings. The home is a small gem1300 square feet, with slanting layers of wood, glass, and ceilings that reach 25 feet high.
The two bedrooms and two baths are warm and comfortable. It has been meticulously maintained and enhanced with a beautiful garden that nods to Japanese landscape design. Drawings and blueprints from the Wright Foundation and the Taliesen Fellows are included in the sale of the home, as is the original letter from Taliesen Associated Architects, confirming the house is certainly an authentic Frank Lloyd Wright design well-executed and maintained. It is also a unique design for Wright, a one-of-a-kind small masterpiece. This first appeared in DWELL (www.dwell.com)
M E M O R Y L A N E
Like I said at the outset, we're gonna be doing some memory tripping here.
All the photographs by Leo Bechini were taken when he lived here in Montreal as a student in 2000.
My brief was to create a calendar for Pantone, the world-renowned authority on colour. The main aim for me was to make this calendar relevant on a global scale. With the colour wheel being universally recognised, I used this and combined it with a mosaic made up of 1440 different images to create my main graphic. Sticking with the whole worldwide idea, I have included many visual references to a host of different countries within the mosaic, and highlighted many of the main religious and cultural holidays throughout the year.
To answer a question I have been asked a few times, no 'special software' was used to produce this. The grid was build in Illustrator and I placed all 1440 images by hand in (as close to as possible) some sort of colour order.
"Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of." - Charles Richards
I dunno - to me, this was ultra cool in 2011, it's still ultra cool today - anybody agree with me?
Hola! A Mexican retreat . . . . IMHO one of the more elegant examples of the marriage of great woods, the natural quilt of sand, rock, foliage - that unique chemistry that one finds only in central and south america. It has a resonance of Costa Rica to my travel experience.
Scan across the rocky coastline and you might miss the SJAIII House. The home is almost entirely embedded into the San Juan de Alim, Mexico landscape. Hanging vines and native vegetation cascade over the front elevation, making the exterior become a part of the scenery. Its interior is wrapped in rich woods, a warm contrast to the hillside's exposed stone. Retractable walls turn the inside into an open-air pavilion with extensive views over the Pacific Ocean. The living spaces now spill out onto an outdoor terrace covered by the oversized roof. A stone walkway leads down to a swimming pool. Like the rest of the residence, the water feature is integrated into the natural environment using the existing rock formations as a basin.
Photos: Rory Gardiner and Javier Dueñas / Casas de Mexico
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Happy HobGoblins to y'all......
Remember - 25 bucks to the first one who submits the correct answer to our architectural quiz.....
Next issue we are going to continue in this vein of remembrance......hope you are enjoying it.
As a professional interior designer (45+ years) and as a Certified Graphic Designer (25 years) I have devoted my life to the pursuit of design excellence. Winner of numerous design awards I have also spent 25+ years teaching Interior Design.....the greatest quote regarding design is: the greatest faux pas in design is irrelevance