Category Archives: Architecture

DESIGNING DIGITAL COLOR at the Cooper Hewitt

The Cooper Hewitt Museum on Fifth Avenue…..part of the Smithsonian………is in the Andrew Carnegie Mansion…….

The Museum itself is as unique as the exhibitions.

Gallery Goer……..and the map of the state of Michigan………

Me…….in the wallpaper room……….in front of a wallpaper that I designed.

Art before digital………and the creation of art today created digitally.

Renate………a fashion designer………is visiting from Paris……..so we toured the exhibit together.

The museum has a garden…..perfect for a lunch break………

 

GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART BURNS DOWN

The world is in mourning at the loss of this historical building.  The library was designed by Charles Renee Mackintosh and burned down four years ago.  The restoration cost was $42 million……and now it has again burned beyond restoration…..as is the art school.

120 firefighters fought the blaze.


Charles Renee Mackintosh

GRAFFITI ARTISTS at the World Trade Center

The developer gave space to some of New York’s top graffiti artists……..to spray their paint on the corrugated walls of storage sheds.  Each were given $1000 for their paint and $2,000 for their time.  15 foot ladders were used………and no one fell to their death.  A MIRACLE!

The ARTISTS: Brolga…….Stickeymonger………Todd Gray……….BoogieRez………..Chinon Maria……….Sebastian Mitre and Hektad.

Photos courtesy of The New York times and other sources.

 

PIGEONS are New Yorker’s PETS

This is the BIRD MAN of Washington Square Park……….he is there every day……the pigeons love him.

The BIRD LADY.……..we adore her and she adores the pigeons.

They always hang out with the horses on Central Park South.

The Angel on top of Bethesda Fountain………..is a favorite perch.

BABY PIGEONS.…………we never see them until they reach adulthood……….which happens in only four weeks.

Some of them end up on our menu………then we call them SQUABS.

VIVIEN BERTIN……..Buy the Book

VIVIEN BERTIN is an art director and illustrator in Paris. This is his new book….NEW YORK.

BUY THE BOOK………….

CLICK ON…..the Manhattan Bridge………..

HARRY and MEGAN will sleep here……..

The night before their nuptials……in keeping with tradition…..the Royal couple will NOT be sleeping together.

Harry will sleep here at Coworth Park Hotel and enjoy 5 star bliss.

He will have his morning “cup o tea” is this very quiet setting…… {with 20 security personnel at the other tables}.

HARRY will have a tranquil nights sleep in this beautiful suite for $1,100.

MEGAN will settle in for the night at Clivenden House.

A suite for the future Duchess…………but is blue her color??

She can cozy up to the fireplace………….with her bodyguards…….who will be with her for the rest of her life.

HURRICANE WINDS hit my Terrace at 5pm

And then horrendous rains poured down………..threatening the scaffolds which had not been weighted down.

My pots….trees and flowers were tossed about………DAMN!