Thursday, April 30, 2009

Ben Benschneider

Architectural Photographer Ben Benschneider managed to overcome the sillyness of his name to become an accomplished photojournalist. Here are a few of his images.

Lap Pool House Patkau Architects

Seattle Central Library Rem Koolhaas/OMA, LMN Architects

Rideable Office Chadbourne and Doss

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

new and improved

Went to Citi field last night (the new home of the NY Mets) and it was really impressive, i was surprised! The stadium is open to all the circulation and food areas giving it a hang out, summer, baseball feeling.
I couldn't resist taking this picture in the bathroom. It was striking how new and not yet abused everything is. The stall doors are all perfectly aligned on their hinges.

Monday, April 27, 2009

come to mamma

A few things are on their way to me courtesy of the Easter bunny. Although I cursed out Urban Outfitters for the crappiness of their nail polish earlier this week, I've decided to kiss and make up.
Here's some of the items that tempted me.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Jenga House

This house would be great on a day like today. It's not meant for the accident prone however. Lots of edges to impale yourself on.

Sou Fujimoto

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Now that I've got 2 finals behind me, I have some breathing room for a little while. I feel just like the girl on this Dapple-Grey necklace. Maybe I'll do some dishes.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Save the earth!

If everyone got one of these washUP washing machine/toilets, the polar bears could frolic on their ice caps happily ever after. The washing machine's waste water is used to flush the toilet.

Run free polar bears; happy earth day!


2 finals down.
I deserve this...

but I'll more likely have this...

and it will be goooooood.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


WAAAAHHH! Stupid construction drawings taking up my whole day. At least it's crappy out and not taunting me with sunshine and kittens.

I'm going to request that my husband put his woodworking skills to use to rip off this idea from Mike and Maaike.

They're using religious texts, but I would select something else. I'll have to think about it...

Monday, April 20, 2009

Renegade Craft Fair

It's now officially on my calendar. This year it's June 6-7. Here's a sampling of a few things I might find at the fair...

Cakespy magnets.
Thank Christ lent is over. This year was rough- almost as bad as the year I gave up alcohol. I would enjoy it if a cupcake offered me a piece of cake.
Brooklyn Rooftop #1 by Andy Pratt.
This is just like the view out my window! Not really, but my view is really nice too.
Moustache Necklace by Sweet Stella Designs.
Who couldn't use an extra moustache necklace?

The Frog Was Wrong

Sometimes it is easy to be green. On a trip to Material Connexion I got to paruse the latest in green materials. Here's some favorites.

Fused glass surfaces that utilize 100% post consumer recycled material. The slabs are fully vitrified, creating a translucent effect, with a fully dense top surface to resist staining.

The glass waste we use is direct from post-consumer (glass bottles), and is generated in Northern California and requires no further processing before its use in BottleStone.

Laminar wool felt sheet typically used for carpeting. Strips of felted wool are adhered together using a polyester woven backing to create a flexible sheet.

Dots & Stripes

Thursday, April 16, 2009

rub a dub dub

I could really get into this.
by Kasch

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


It's got little feet!


10 months after my wedding is it too late to add these to my registry? These look dishwasher safe (oh dishwasher, how I miss you!)

by Monique Goossens

Friday, April 10, 2009

So True, So False

True: The other day I spent a half an hour obsessing over the right shade of white to use in my hotel lobby project. After finally selecting a Benjamin Moore swatch, I flipped it over and it was called... "white".

False: Buildings are the worst offenders in the realm of energy efficency. New technologies and mandating LEED standards can make a big difference to the climate crisis.


These will come in super handy for my camping trip! I can arrange them to fit the current scenery.


Thursday, April 9, 2009

BK blooms & bunnies

I got to metabolize vitamin D today, as it actually seemed like Spring. Here are some things I encountered on my journey to the East River. I've given up dessert for lent, so the cupcake is my future reward for a job well done.


What is it about Russian nesting dolls that's so irresistible?
Here's a few particularly delectable ones.


Audiomatryoshka by Alex Mamontoff

Heathcliff O'Malley from the London Telegraph

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Livin' on a Prayer

There is a church in my neighborhood that has been converted into condos. I've always been curious about how they divided up the space. I was perusing the Times real estate section the other day and look what I found...

Check out the listing here.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Priceline is my new BFF

I spent the day yesterday mapping out and booking our trip to California! Priceline and the crappy economy gave me the hookup on cheap flights and hotel. I am sold on the whole naming your own price option. Not that I will have an opportunity to use it again soon, but it's always great to know how to get a bargain. My greatest fear about the trip, which includes camping near the Redwoods, is bears. This collage sums it up well.

from Silhouette Masterpiece Theatre, by Wilhelm Staehle

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

one of these things is not like the other...

yikes. I was curious to see what Alexander McQueen would come up with for his line at Target. I finally got over there to inspect it. Why did he even bother? The best thing about it is the ad campaign.