Monthly Archives: December 2009

Building a New Year!

We lost Mr. Cunningham this year but when our friend Elizabeth Davies passed along this picture I thought is was the most forward looking image I have seen in a long while. Let’s all leap forward with only the very special chairs on your back…..Happy New Year Annie

building-A Major and a Miner

We visited our dear friend Serban Ionescu in Greenpoint at the first of the week. He gave us a tour of his most recent project- A Major and A Miner. An architectural puzzle for five people which resides in a loft space. Serban’s partners in crime are Justin Smith, Jim Dietlein aka “The Objectionists” and…

building peace

We finally got to take a walk in Brooklyn’s Greenwood Cemetery this trip. We have been working in this neighborhood for four years and have never gotten to take the time. It is an extraordinary place. An architectural history lesson with styles ranging from Gothic to Brooklyn Polshek Brand Modern and a little 19th century…

building deep

New York was full of surprises this trip. We did not follow the “plan” this time and we saw wonderful things . While seeing the Nutcracker (again) at Lincoln Center what do I spy in the lobby-a lobby I love more as Lincoln Center makes corporate- like changes-more later-BUT a beautiful Lee Bontecou piece. Absolutely…

Building stories

I didn’t get to show this piece completed before Christmas because it was a gift. The chair was the recipients grandmother’s and I worked from Eudora Welty’s story The Optimist’s Daughter. The recipient is a wonderful woman who reminds me of the characters of “The Bridesmaid’s”-the group of women that you grew up with who…