architects / Architecture / Arts & Culture / books / building design / Creativity / design / Writing

Wendy Lesser’s Louis Kahn–a Must Read WINS THE $10,000 MARFIELD PRIZE!

This review contributed to the momentum among Arts Club of Washington volunteer readers and referrals of excellence to the judges.  Lesser’s book was awarded the 2018 Marfield Prize. Wendy Lesser has done a masterful job in “You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn, presenting Kahn– “the man” and “the architect”.  Her portrayal is … Continue reading

Walking on Water in Italy
Christo / Curiosities / design / Public Art / Uncategorized

Walking on Water in Italy

Here’s one Christo project–this time in Italy– that I can say is intriguing, playful and engagingly surreal–more of an achievement worthy of the always-substantial investment by his wealthy patrons.   Walking on water…installed in 2016 is again in the saffron color he favored for the Gates installation. The experience of walking out over the lake must … Continue reading

Architecture / design / Dubai / homes / Innovation

Dubai’s Next Shangri-La Project Realized

From the underwater restaurant at Burj Al Arab building, to underwater living, Dubai is ever topping itself for wow-power contemporary lodging/dining experiences. This one even includes a dose of marine conservation.  Of course, most of the units are already sold.  And, finally someone has built the bathtub view I’ve always dreamed of having–and it’s not … Continue reading