Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Here are a few pictures from Daytona beach.

Monday, November 9, 2009

i miss this...

Monday, October 5, 2009

by Esther Bubley
taken 1943 at Woodrow Wilson High School in DC.

via shorpy

Thursday, October 1, 2009

ITs been a while since ive posted anything. Ive driven over 35 hundred miles in the last month to go from :

Richmond, VA -> Fayetteville, Arkansas-> Dallas, Texas -> Austin, Texas-> Fayetteville, Arkansas -> Oklahoma City, OK -> Fayetteville, Arkansas -> Richmond, VA.

with two brief stops in Little Rock.

One of the most striking things that marks the drive is the incredible amount of Crosses that are placed by the highway. They begin in central Virginia and are consistently distributed all the way to Oklahoma. The most common version is the three crosses about 10 or 12 feet tall that are placed at the top of hills overlooking the interstate. Second place in presence is the two identical white pre-fabricated metal crosses that are about 30 or 40 feet tall and about 800 miles apart from each other. Last is the small crosses that are attached to fences or painted on signs posted in the ground.

The other thing that catches your eye when driving is the expansive, dominating, kudzu. It covers everything, trees, telephone poles, shrubs, fences. Its as if someone had placed a blanket of green fondant over what was there and turned the objects under it into abstract form. Some look like a zoo full of outlandish creatures. Others,the kudzu already half covering a tree reveals the epic battle between native flora and invasive vine.

A fun stop I made on the way back from Austin was the Style Station. Ashley Cross told me to stop there, so I did. It was a good stop. The early morning visit ( 8:45am) was greeted with vintage boots, pearl snaps, and denim galore, not to mention the expansive conversation ranging from conservative Christian radio conspiracies to the decline of the greatness of Texas to Japanese and German tourists to American political dynasties. I did purchase some sweet 6 dollar shades.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

heres some awsome baby Kung Fu from
"Legend of Shaolin" aka
"Legend of the Red Dragon"

Thursday, August 13, 2009

So, I just got back from San Francisco and decided I am going to live there. I want to live on Clement street so bad. It has everything Ive ever dreamed from a place to live:

  1. walkable
  2. bikable
  3. close to public transportation
  4. weather is perfect
  5. tons of cheap fresh produce
  6. tons of cheap chinese and vietnamese food
  7. theres a cool aquarium store
  8. its crawling with two types of people: asians and young, hip people
  9. its in the middle of San Francisco.

I'm SOLD. Now I just need an income and a cheap apartment.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

These came from Freeze Frame,
an archive of historical polar photographs

There's something about photographs from the turn of the century...

Friday, July 24, 2009

Heres a list of movies I've seen recently that I highly recommend:

The Apartment

great acting, great portrait of the time. IMDB


Insane mise en scene. Architects love this one. IMDB

Barton Fink

Great Cohen brothers movie from 1991. IMDB

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Steelwood series began with the chair, and expanded to table, bookshelf and coatrack.

Here is the progression of the chair back, stage by stage from sheet metal, to fully formed...8 steps.

The Bouroullec Brothers are my heros. This has been a long time favorite of mine...just wanted to share. I think this is probably one of the best chair designs of this decade.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

David Guttenfelder

I just came across this photographer today...He has some incredible shots from all over the world but mainly in the middle east and asia. Check out these pictures and more at

Thursday, July 9, 2009

First Post

Inspired by my friend Emily, i decided to start my own blog. check her out at

Why don't we start this off with some good architecture. Here are some shots I took inside Villa Savoy.