Tuesday, July 17, 2012


“I'M AFRAID that if you look at a thing long enough, 
it loses all of its meaning.” 
- Andy Warhol
Oil on canvas: 
"Man in the City"
by Balcomb Greene (AMERICAN, 1904-1990). 
60 x 47¾ in. (152.4 x 121.3 cm.) Painted in 1961 
A French gilt-bronze figure of a bull entitled 
Baha Lounge Chair


Monday, July 16, 2012

Wave Hill Garden, NY.

You’re only here for a short visit. 
So be sure to stop and smell the flowers." 
- Walter Hagen

.... Hudson River at the back view

... a little window caught my attention

Friday, July 13, 2012

Hanoi Museum, Vietnam

This is a stunning contemporary architecture in Hanoi
from Meinhard von Gerkan, Nikolaus Goetze, Klaus Lenz.

What a big contrast from the old french quarter I visited
a few years ago ... I adored the charming of
old Hanoi.
This is going to be a city of new and old again.
Location: Hanoi, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi Vietnam
Design Team: Meinhard von Gerkan, Nikolaus Goetze, Klaus Lenz 
Project Area: 30,000 sqm
Photographs: Marcus Bredt

the spiral hallways reminded me of Guggenheim museum in NYC.



Thursday, July 12, 2012

Element of Style

“WHEN THE FOX cannot reach the grapes 
he says they are not ripe” 
Greek proverb

* A beautiful Mexican silver punch bowl 20th century
another item for your collection?


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Judy Garland

“BE A FIRST RATE version of yourself, 
not a second rate version of someone else”

-- Judy Garland

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Columbus Circle NYC

each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, 
guided each by a private chart, 
of which there is no duplicate. 
The world is all gates, all opportunities." 

- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Columbus Circle, NYC
@ 12.30PM
viewed from 36th floor of Mandarin Oriental Hotel


Monday, July 9, 2012

Gingko Leave

 inspired from gingko leaves 

CLAUDE LALANNE (NEE EN 1924) Fauteuil Gingko
Gingko card holder 


Friday, July 6, 2012

Architecture @ West Village NYC

‎"ARCHITECTURE should speak of its time and place, 
but yearn for timelessness." 
- Frank Gehry

"QUALITY is simplicity, 
understatement and clear lines." 
- Ciro Paone


Thursday, July 5, 2012

New England Barn

Millbrook, New York.

Quintessential New England Barn

‎"LOST time is never found again." 
- Benjamin Franklin 

‎"PEOPLE grow through experience if they meet life 
honestly and courageously. 
This is how character is built." 
- Eleanor Roosevelt 

* Peeling paint gives this old red barn character.


"WHEN you arise in the morning, 
think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive 
- to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love." 
- Marcus Aurelius

‎"TREES are beautiful in their peace, 
they are wise in their silence. 
They will stand after we are dust. 
They teach us, and we tend them." 

- Galeain ip Altiem MacDunelmor

“DON'T WALK in front of me; 
I may not follow. 
Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. 
Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
- Albert Camus

... two majestic trees together for life


Monday, July 2, 2012