Monthly Archives: April 2009

Building bright

The New York Times ran this story on changing the light bulbs in the chandeliers in Grand Central Station. I greatly appreciate the fact that they did and I feel guilty that I have not gotten Compact Fluorescents in at Little Building in the new chandelier…this weekend I promise.

Building function

I am in between ideas right now. End of the year stuff plus working on two papers. I did come across a designer I knew nothing about and thought I would share. Margarete Schutte-Lihotzky was the first female Austrian architect and is credited with designing what we now term a “built-in”kitchen. Named the “Frankfurt Kitchen”…

building longevity

Hints of re-thinking design popped up in a Metropolis article this month. Writer Julie Taraska interviewed hotelier Rabih Hage about his establishment Rough Luxe. A high-end London hotel that has all the ear marks of “too too” ie the name… But Hage says some interesting things about consuming verses experience and finally Luxury…”is about being…

re-building a chairs self esteem….

This chairs were shown in Milan last week, made by Fredrik Farg of Sweden they evidently are salvaged chairs that got new dresses for their birthday. I love the impulse of this project. The beginnings of the chairs for LBC are from a feeling I got in the thrift stores around here and that there…

Form building….

I came upon the work of Stacie Andrews last weekend as she was preparing her work space for all things ART here in Starkville. Stacie’s modest work illustrates the Mississppi tradition of clarity in ceramics and adds a little Victorian lady humor with her form. I bought a beautiful bowl that now stands next to…