• A Little Info

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    I love to discover architecture, from big to small, where ever I am. Of all the spaces I have personally experienced, these are my favorites. When I started this blog, I lived in Amsterdam where I was really enjoying the Dutch’s wealth of built history, especially their love of cantilevers. Now I’m back in sunny California- searching for inspiration.

    Books I love:
    – The Boxman, by Kobo Abe
    – Steppenwolf, by Herman Hesse
    – The Tao of Physics, by Fritjof Capra

    A special thanks to Henning, whose photos are sometimes contributed here.

London: Sketch

There are so many great pictures of Sketch, as its a popular stop in London, I feel that this project is well documented and for good reason. If you didn’t know that the design of a bathroom could bring true delight, then this is the one for you. Having been to Sketch before (and its … Continue reading

London: Random Selection May 2019

Life is mostly unexpected, despite how much we believe we can control. I like to embrace this notion and be reminded of it when I’m traveling between destinations, only to find that perhaps it was everything along the way that really mattered. The pattern I’m seeing in these 3 random discoveries is that they are … Continue reading

London: Sackler Courtyard, V&A Museum

This post covers both the Sackler Courtyard and Sainsbury Gallery of the Victoria & Albert Museum, as well as the Dior exhibition hosted in the gallery (see bottom of post). Per my typical approach, I didn’t over research pictures or information about visiting the V&A Museum. And, we (again) approached the building from a side … Continue reading

Reykjavík: Harpa

Summer in Iceland is surreal. The closest I’ve been this far north during the summer is a visit many years ago to Copenhagen. The energy in the air is ephemeral. Because of the jetlag, and well, endless summer light, we tended to head out later than normal and came upon Harpa at some “off” hours, … Continue reading

London: Printworks

Okay- thanks to data connections, and the internet, we always had maps at the tip of our fingers. We never lost our way- except going to Printworks. Being an old printing factory and now a music venue, I did expect that it wouldn’t be the easiest to find. Ending up in a local bus terminal … Continue reading