June 3, 2011 § Leave a comment
May 10, 2011 § 1 Comment
This is taken from Karin Stack’s website. “Hair Stories chronicles hair growth after chemo through sequential photos and stories about hair.”
April 26, 2011 § Leave a comment
If I waited any longer to get this next post up, I think my blogger license might be revoked.
Lately, by the grace of G*d, I’ve been getting a number of emails by way of the internet. Google searches that land people at my website and ultimately to me, just like the ads say. One such email has turned into an actual project. It’s not a large one, but I thought it might be interesting to offer a taste of how these things get going.
The clients have a fireplace, floating in the center of a wall, that they want to turn into something more attractive and functional — the wall that is, not the fireplace. They wanted to have the TV exposed and AV equipment below. Also, they wanted floating shelves to display pictures and store books, you know the deal.
Part of my concept was to create a pair of built-ins that had enough unity to make the wall feel like the brick fireplace wall dropped in the middle of the built-in.
Another reason I wanted to show this project off is that this is certainly not the design-house of your standard home decor magazine. It’s a normal suburban house, with toys and kids and work papers and a toy horse and instruments and cookies, well, when I was there there were cookies. They aren’t looking for a show-house, they are looking to solve a problem and elevate one space.
Here is a photo of the existing condition, and 2 drawings of what I am proposing.
March 30, 2011 § Leave a comment
Four years ago, I shot 3 videos. My thinking was that they might be an interesting marketing tool, and having just done some work at Harpo, I thought it’d be fun to use as a pitch to them. Since then, collectively, they’ve been viewed more than 58,000 times. Crazy right?
Anyway, as I am getting ever so close to relaunching the new site, I thought it might be fun to show off one of these little videos.
March 18, 2011 § 1 Comment
March 4, 2011 § Leave a comment
I have no idea why I was struck with nostalgia and inspired to look up Robert Longo, but I’m glad I did. When I was getting my MFA, he was my idol. I loved the way he, much like Caravaggio before him, thought of the viewer as a participant in the art. His large drawings of people falling make you feel like you need to get out of the way and some of his later work involved both 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional elements, suggesting that the viewer occupies space in the art.
His simple black and white drawings use scale as a brilliant tool in affecting the viewer.
February 18, 2011 § 1 Comment
So… the Lincoln Park condo that I started to renovate in June, finally got some staging furniture, and last week we photographed it. The furniture came by way of FCA in Naperville and the pieces were selected by their head interior designer Anne Kaye-Jewett.
Here is the collection of before and afters. I think the upgrade is noticeable, right?