- New York, New York, USA
- December 01
- Lane Brooks is a creative type who has written for House & Garden, Time Out New York, Details, and Food and Wine. He longs for a world where everything is beautiful and interesting.
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- If You Seek Beauty You Will
May 18, 2011 08:04PM
- ARCHITECTURE: How Much Culture
Does Money Buy In Abu Dhabi?
March 02, 2011 11:46AM
- Keith Haring: POP ART MASTER &
a lot more
February 06, 2011 02:08PM
- 2010 in Architecture: Best of
. . .
December 31, 2010 12:20PM
- Street Art Saturdays
November 13, 2010 01:47PM
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beer was part of the
June 29, 2011 05:49PM
- “I don't know who you're
talking about but it happens
December 31, 2010 02:13PM
- “people don't get it. v.
v. nice piece of satire
December 26, 2010 02:02PM
- “OMG -- I love your
October 15, 2010 07:55PM
- “I like the link to your
student and neighbor. I also
way that your
September 11, 2010 06:11PM
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After seeing the captivating new documentary, Bill Cunningham New York, and discussing it with friends, did I begin thinking how design is transformative, again.
Of course, this particular film is about fashion design, so is The September Issue and The Devil Wears Prada, where t… Read full post »
It was Vitruvuis, writing in ancient Rome around 30 BC, who set out the three elements of architecture as "commodity, firmness, and delight." For me, what he said still holds true - and I've said it before. The architect must sell what she/he creates, it must be engineeringly and architec… Read full post »
I’ve been aware of Keith Haring and his amazing art for sometime now. Recently, I watched Christina Clausen’s fantastic documentary about the man and his art. One forgets how monumental, what a movement and force his pop… Read full post »
What a year for architecture. Really? Not so much. Thinking about the past year makes me think of the "public option" and I don't mean healthcare reform. Much of what happened this year in architecture had to do with parks, libraries and such . . . not all.
Jacob Slevin,… Read full post »
Welcome to a new randomly occuring installment -- Street Art Saturdays. Enjoy! Another way to view and see art is on Gilt. If you're not a member already this link will give a complimentary membership to a friend's curated show on gilt.com. I get nothing from gilt and am in now… Read full post »
Raise your hand if you’re tired of the word and concept of “luxury”.
Over the past 8 years or so, could you not flip through a magazine, pass an urban or suburban street corner and see a barrage of advertisements for, “New Luxury Homes,” or, &ldq… Read full post »
It may have been Stephen Drucker, editor in chief of Town & Country, and formerly editor in chief of House Beautiful, that said,
“Showhouses are built on fantasies”.… Read full post »
I had the opportunity to visit an acquaintance recently – who may or may not remember me the next time we meet. He’s the owner of a very special property in Greenwich and I’m grateful for his hospitality. He and his staff work tirelessly to keep landscape architecture, design… Read full post »
What is it that you love? What makes you smile from ear to ear?
Lisa Perry saw the Carl Fischer photograph of Andy Warhol drowning in a sea of soup, and must have immediately thought to herself, “this art would be a phenomenal dress”. She smiled and bought the… Read full post »
I recently heard that for the next 30 days or so Christopher Peacock Home, the fabulous cabinetry and design company, is having a promotion where consumers or the trade can submit floor plans of their potential kitchen (or other rooms) projects. The company will complimentary 'ballpark' your jo… Read full post »
Architecture should make us alert to the conflicts that shape the modern city rather than conceal them.
With that in mind, I’d like to bring your attention to two mixed-use (please don't get me started on the well intended but dismal failure of the concrete towers of the past) developments wher… Read full post »
You may have heard rumblings. You may have heard galloping or wind whirling about in late 2007 or early 2008, but for sure in 2009. It wasn’t fashion. It wasn’t entertainment and it CERTAINLY wasn’t politics. What you… Read full post »
Several days ago I posted a very thorough (probably too thorough) blog about the "The Architecture of Politics at Ground Zero". I got a few views but no comments. That’s fine; however, I’m REALLY interested in what people think about the architecture, the process, the ar… Read full post »
I wrote this blog because, frankly, I wasn’t exactly sure what was happening with the architecture at ground zero. So I purchased and just finished reading “UP FROM ZERO: Politics, Architecture, and the Rebuilding of New York” by Paul Goldberger… Read full post »
There was something abundantly more to Peggy Guggenheim and Holly Solomon than their eccentricities, proclivities, business sense and style. They knew that viewing and showing art in a comfortable place where folks could relax, lounge and thrash out what they were seeing… Read full post »