Daniel Burnham’s 1925 Union Station, is one of the last Beaux Art buildings in Chicago. It’s Grand Hall with the Tennessee marble staircase was immortalized on film in the famous baby carriage scene from The Untouchables. […]
If you are to use bookends, and even if you were not considering them really, here are some pieces that are worthy of attention that may change your mind. A few of […]
Symbols are an evolving library of information that pulls us together into the same conversation. Many symbols go beyond religious and cultural markers that are recognized by all, while some need to be learned before they are used and understood.
The key ingredient in a symbol is meaning. Anything can be a symbol, if it has meaning and sufficient recognition or use, it will eventually make it into the library of symbols of a religion, nation, the western or the eastern world, or humanity.
Neoclassical architecture as it is present in North America and especially United States has been associated with many meanings out of which in the case of Lincoln Memorial is democracy.
Breaking the rules is invigorating, we all know that. Rethink what the chandelier or a suspended light can do to the room before you decide to place it smack where “it’s supposed to be”. Look how successfully it applies to these two beautiful spaces:
Our new carpet installation
In between the over 2500 meters above sea level mountains carved with mysterious caves and the wide span beaches quiet in the sun, up on the north shore of the Dominican lies a story of lifestyle incomprehensible to most western civilization.
While designing a stair, I always like to think and design the views up and down from it. Here is a recently completed glass railing contemporary stair and what you see when […]
Aaaa-almost smelling the summer…a day here, a day there, some would say you feel it in your bones, the non-gradual, rather chaotic back and forth seasonal change that is so typical in […]
sun lemon strong happy warm blunt brave whimsical whatever you’re thinking, yellow is power
that there is work and there is play that there is personal and business that there is the emotional and the rational that there is work life and retirement life All is […]
Originally posted on my 2 cents on design:
As conservative as Toronto once was, more and more home owners stray away from tradition and embrace the universal, simple lines of modernism. Maybe in…
The days of outdated and difficult to deal with wallpaper are long gone. Now an industry favorite, wallpaper made a significant comeback in the past few years and the 2018 predictions show […]
Enjoy the city at your feet! Beautiful colourful clapboard laneways in the Beaches
Plaster is a finish undergoing a major revival. In the age of smart materials, the faux finishes take a fresh and exciting turn and plaster right there with them. Once only associated […]