Apr 01st, 2020 This is April Fool’s Day but truly jokes are few and far between; I did have a good laugh this morning from my fiancé and sort of laughed as we are separated right now by an international border. Just a note that I pre-wrote my March blogs as I was supposed to be in Europe for the month skiing. We came home early due to Covid-19 and needed to bring children home ending up in two countries. I have been self-isolating in Toronto with my children working from home. My March blogs are a world away, this…
MAR 23rd, 2020 Check with the Marina if your yacht fits in and if not anchor out in the ocean with the big boys. A two toned yacht with a cream bottom and white top is elegant, all 256 feet of it with 24 crew members. The rule is to check if it is trains, planes or automobiles that your transportation fits the house where it rests.
MAR. 16th, 2020 This modern house really could be anywhere as it seems location free. The horizontal lines and the materiality is not organic and has travelled across water to its resting space. Is this right or wrong? Or good or bad? Good design is good design and I believe this is successful as it sits along Albany Golf course. My question does anyone know there is a beach around the corner?
MAR. 9th, 2020 The inaugural year of the Toronto Art, Architectural & Design Film Festival I spoke with Marianne McKenna and Kate Zeidler about this incredible film, City Dreamers depicting four trailblazing women in design. All these women are in their 90’s practising and living their world of design. Truly inspirational, hats off to Nicole Smith and Dr. Errol Billinkoff for creating this festival and to its aspiring success in the years to come.
MAR. 2nd, 2020 On a tight site that is getting the metal pan in place so that the tubing can go in for the concrete pour the activity is non-stop. A beautiful blue sky in contrast to the metal I beams and orange uniform of the construction workers, art and construction go hand in hand. I like that the machinery is orange it adds to base the photo.
Feb 23rd, 2020 This ceiling is a study of hard fast rules of axis, symmetry and repetition resulting in an expression of beauty. You can see the coffered ceiling and stepping of the drywall that will adorned with plaster moulding. The metal stud gives us a rigid ceiling that does not shrink as opposed to a wood framed ceiling. As I say to a sander keep going to make this surface as smooth as a new born’s skin. Truly it starts with the framer for levelness and from there it layers up. The rule is Do Not Do Your Work…
Feb 17th, 2020 This outdoor pavilion at 260 Palmetto Lane in West Palm captures the vibe of this house. A forced perspective of a photo with a naked girl walking down the driveway to the infamous Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach. Then tasteful furniture in teak symmetrically placed with a fun play of white and green objects. Savage Interior Design out of Nashville traveled to West Palm to create this Cabana Hideaway, job well done. Great to see the collection of rooms and the vernacular of the design to suit this region.
Feb 10th, 2020 A collection of fabulous, my ladies from Taylor Hannah Architect with Jan Kath, the man in black with a mustache plus Canadians. This furniture show was in Germany and my girls will travel for great design, people and apparently hanging out on a carpet. Jan Kath carpets are world renown and will be the auction pieces of the future. It is essential that we all travel and soak up the world around us becoming creative citizens of the world. Creative activity of Jan Kath is supreme and contagious.
Feb 3rd, 2020 Very brave of me to take the onesy Superhero outfit to site amongst the dry wallers. Such a juxtaposition of everything. We were doing a photoshoot to capture a few extra pieces after our look book was complete. This site is a beauty of a deco re-create and the trade men are loving working in the 12 foot ceiling space look at the smile! Or is that because I am there? Usually they are hiding…
Jan 27th, 2020 Waiting and waiting, then where do you go? Untitled: From the series Iran by Gohar Dashti 2013 ink-jet print in Freer Museum Washington, DC. This image resonates with as a collection of people going as a group to where and where are they allowed travel or not allowed. The strangeness is the orderly line that is formed. It scares me, be yourself and take the road less traveled. Ask yourself what are you looking for? The Freer is a small perfect museum to capture a beautiful piece of architecture and intimate collections.