30 January 2010

sumptuous visceral and strangely reminiscent of his hat

New Design Museum by Ron Arad to open soon in Israel

Big Ron kills it in Holon

kielder water and forest chairs

janus chair front The Janus Chairs

there is something otherworldly about these bench seats / shelters
which is fantastic, kind of reminds us of the initial martian landing
on the common in War of the Worlds before the red weed and impending

29 January 2010

the grease bus

during the games one of local mountains Grouse is going
to be operating round the clock. in addition to their recently
installed wind turbine the mountain is doing its bit by offering
this free shuttle service bus running on the used grease from
the burgers and fries in the mountain cafe. hopefully Ullr will
take pity on us and we might actually see some sunrise snowboarding

28 January 2010

27 January 2010

dan graham construction

I will do a speeded up version soon, but in the meantime this is a video of the placing of the frame for the dan graham pavilion on the rennie roof garden. listen out for the ship horn just at place down perfect timing!

dan graham construction from considered design on Vimeo.

and the finished product.

26 January 2010

the black and white...erm green roof

black mondo grass, black and white polished stone combine
to create to a 'green' roof employing the baroque technique
of 17th century italian architect francesco borromini for-shortening
perspective for a contemporary context.

with eckford associates and katz design

concrete origami

gradually things are taking shape
japanese ofuro hinoki / glass / steel lined soaking tub
concrete origami for a client in point grey

with eckford associates and katz design

bbc sport vancouver 2010

peter cardew house west 36th avenue, vancouver.

a stunning garden that julian completed in 2009 at eckford associates.
peter cardew architects designed house in the endownment lands.
implemented by trillium landscaping.

25 January 2010

how to be a doer! by david hieatt

Set yourself a goal.

Set yourself a deadline.

Define success at the start.

Make a plan to make it happen.

Build a team to help you.

Get the team to sign up, head and heart, to the plan.

Understand there will be hurdles, barriers. Accept them. But defeat them.

Work each day toward getting things done. A little can do a lot.

Keep the end goal in your mind at all times.

Understand the importance of your energy. Your stubbornness. Your persistence.

Half way through a project is always the lowest point. You are neither at the start, nor at the end. Energy dips, morale is low. Have a day off.

The next day remind yourself why you started it in the first place.

Focus. Focus. Focus. But focus on the most important thing.

Tell the world what you are doing.

Tell the world your deadline.

Celebrate progress. Any progress.

Never give up.

Look back at how far you have traveled. It will surprise you.

It will also tell you that you are closer to your goal than ever before.

Keep going.

Then one day, after many, many days, you will complete your goal.

You got there in the end.

Your words and your deeds are one. Most people in life are just talkers. But you are a doer. Well done.

by David Hieatt

roof design

we're doing another one, this one has to be one of the best in modern times
santa caterina market barcelona EMBT perfect combination of architecture
and cultural landscape. fingers crossed we can pull off a good one.

22 January 2010

ralph waldo emerson

finish each day and be done with it.
you have done what you could.
some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.

tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it well and serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with
your old nonsense.

this day is all that is good and fair.
It is too dear, with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on yesterdays.

20 January 2010

lane house by superkul

I love this Lane House in Toronto, need to see some of this in Vancouver.

the thing

the beetle remix
love this, rugged, aircooled, engine
in the back marvelous

18 January 2010

what on earth am i going to do with my life

keep it simple
thanks David and thank you Mr Jobs
brilliant both.


its important
do it right
we're still trying with ours
this is helping I think.

thanks to Mr Lee's for bringing this up

06 January 2010

concrete furniture

we have been researching concrete furniture recently for a downtown vancouver penthouse and these are two of the best out there from the old to the new.

willy guhl garden chair and table 1954/55
Quittenbaum-Garden chair SchlingeWright-Garden table

and more recently featured in dwell this month;
Arc, by Foster+Partners

all very beautiful but I think its definitely old school for me.

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