Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Fallingwater Visiting Scholar Residence

I am looking forward to visiting Fallingwater again this summer as a teaching assistant for the High School Residency Program. The best, though, is the announcement of the competition winner for cottages on the nearby grounds. Vancouver-based firm Patkau Associates won the competition to build a series of one and two-bedroom cottages. They will house visiting scholars and students.
Follow this link for more information!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Schematic Design

Check out our recent presentation sketch created for a client presentation we had yesterday. We proposed a pair of giant sliding doors on stainless steel barn door hardware tracks to partially conceal a satelite kitchen, an A/V area, and a storage section along one large wall. I did the rendering in SketchUp software. We will soon begin fine tuning the details as we enter the design development stage of the project. We are utilizing the client's existing sectional sofa, and will supplement the design with some new furnishings and finishes. I am so glad that the clients liked our ideas yesterday!

Smart Environments

Jennifer Magnolfi is a designer with Herman Miller and attended Auburn for her architectural training. The Rural Studio had a profound impact on her personal design philosophy. Check out this video about her projects with Herman Miller and smart environments.
Citizen Architect the movie about Samuel Mockbee, the founder of Rural Studio, is showing tonight at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. What great timing!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

It's About Time - DBA

98% Biodegradable Pen and other nifty products!! Watch the video here:
This makes you think when you're in the office supply aisle - but don't go out and buy these just because they look great - wait until you really need a replacement. Waste not; want not - AND reduce, reuse & recycle!.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

International Contemporary Furniture Fair

Metropolis is just about my favorite magazine. It covers many aspects of design and architecture. If you, like me, crave to see the latest and greatest new furniture designs, ICFF is the place to be. If you are also, like me, short of funds, then you can live vicariously through Metropolis' list of events.

  • Follow this link to check out the upcoming events:

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

AIA Sexiest Houses

The American Institute of Architects recently released their list of the sexiest houses. Check out this teaser from FastCompany magazine.

The image above is a guest-house and office that fold into the landscape around them.
Dry Creek Outbuildings, in Woodside, CA, by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson: A

Monday, May 10, 2010


I really love color - it is the most powerful design element, hands down!! Pantone has created a universal language of color - for print, paint, web design, etc.