One of the things that inspires me is art. I love looking at the work of all types of creators, even if it is material I wouldn’t choose for my home. While the way an artist uses colour or scale or line is always interesting it is the ideas behind the work that fascinate me. That was the case with an exhibit opening I attended at Calgary’s Esker Foundation in Inglewood. My post about the show is a bit delayed because of the YYC Flood situation, but in the spirit of better-late-than-never here is the post. [Read more…]
I’m not alone in admiring the philosophy and work of Frank Lloyd Wright. His ideas about letting nature lead and creating spaces that compliment and appear natural to their surroundings really appeals to me. For that reason it was pretty exciting for me to visit Taliesin West, his winter home, studio and school in Scottsdale, AZ on a recent trip. [Read more…]
I went to the Holiday Reveal Party last night at Uniquities, my favourite architectural antique and salvage shop in the city. They always have an amazing collection of unique finds, many sourced from markets in Europe.
My eldest daughter has been fascinated by a building under construction at the S.A.I.T. campus for about a year. I promised her (many, many times) we would tour it when it was done. Our family spent some time today exploring the new Aldred Centre and we were all so impressed. Awe-mazing!