Saturday, September 25, 2010


"Everything should be made as simple as possible,
but not simpler"

~ Albert Einstein ~

As I walk along Carl Schurz Park this morning ...
some yellow leaves gathered on the pavement caught my attention
This inspired me
... to use Poliform chair which is very simple and yet sensual;
I am always fond of Tucker Robbins'
Spiral Nest Stool as side table.

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Empress Josephine's Color Palette

French Empress.

Born in Troits-Ilets, Martinique, She married Alexandre, Viscomte de Beauharnais in 1779; she became a noted Parisian socialite. Josephine survived both the execution of her husband and imprisonment during the French Revolution; she married Napolean Bonaparte in 1796, six years older than Napoleon. She became Empress of the French in 1804, but Emperor Napolean I divorced Empress Josephine in 1810 because of her inability to have children with the Emperor. She died in 1814 at Chateau de Malmaison near Paris, France. She remained popular.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Gothic Chair & Fashion

Gothic Arm Chair II
from William Ralston
22" wide; 20" deep; 55" high.
In 1865 the original architect, Alexander Jackson Davis, remodeled Lyndhurst for new owners. He designed this chair as part of a new dining room suite.

Fashion: Gareth Pugh, English fashion designer
Men Fall 2010

Rare and Important American Gothic Revival Oak Hall Chair, possibly New Orleans or New York, mid-19th century, the tall back supported by pierced and carved stiles terminating in crocketed spires, the central pierced and carved splat with an additional carved spire, the solid plank seat with molded edge hinged along the back edge and opening to a void cavity, supported by pierced front legs, h. 71".

Fashion: Gareth Pugh, English fashion designer
Women Fall 2010

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Dartmoor England

It was my first visit to Devon that late summer ...
I left my footprints at Dartmoor.
Dartmoor is a beautiful area of moorland
in center of Devon, accented with wooded valley and
wind swept Tors (the old celtic word for "tower").

A wide-open expanse covering 369 sq miles.

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Classical music was specially playing in the car ...
was told to accompany the experience
of this stunning beautiful area.
I remembered vividly
that my eyes were wet
and my heart was racing so fast -
I melted.
It was so surreal
I was happy
very happy

about Everything!
(I pinched myself to be sure if I was not in my dream!)
I was doing " Sound of Music" at Dartmoor

... was told that prehistoric remains are found all over the moor
... this area features some of the wildest and bleakest country in England, this isolated landscape with weather conditions - mist, rain and snow that can change in minutes.
Celtic Warrior and Chariot


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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Funky Car Sweater

I was walking along Little Italy-China Town area
on a September cooling breezy evening,
I came across this 'object'!

I was so excited!

Oh my god,
someone spent hours and weeks or months
to knit this sweater!
The 4 wheels are covered too!
And the funky color palette!

Don't you like New York City?

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Ren Building, World Expo, Shanghai, China

Ren Building
World Expo 2010
Shanghai, China

Ren Building taking the shape from a Chinese Character “人”, it means people. This architecture is an interesting design by PLOT that has since split up into BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) and JDS (Julien De Smedt).
The building, a recognizable landmark for the World Expo in China, is conceived as two buildings merging into one. The first one, emerging from the water, is devoted to the activities of the body, and houses the sports and water culture center. The second building emerging from land, is devoted to the spirit of enlightenment, and houses the conference center and meeting facilities. The two buildings meet in a 1000 room hotel, a building for living.
The principle of Yin Yang and the five elements of Feng shui are embedded in the architecture, creating a link between the ancient wisdom and the contemporary euphoria of Chinese culture.

Source photo via e-Architect

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