Sunday, July 29, 2012

how does your work space help to inspire you?

i was in a room with my dog and cage around my desk for so long that i really appreciate my new office/studio with a lot more space around me
but the truth is 
any size space must be organized
i am more productive with order
that is the priority, it gives me clarity

i have files and images in binders from naked binder with linen covered edges labeled by category that make them easy to access
i like to have aesthetic office supplies that make me feel more organized-many here from a favorite paper supply urbanic in venice
vintage containers and bins always improve the overall order of the space

 i always work better when my desk areas are uncluttered


great indirect light is a must

these stand offs were modified to support glass doors instead of solid ones to help light penetrate each room
had to add many details like art suspension cables to house samples and inspirational images to have visual access to at all times

i'd like to mention that i will have a new custom line of several small pieces of furniture, and some metal clad floors and embroidered textiles made in india, as well as some art installations. i will kick off the collections with an party to celebrate the official opening of my new AMD studio space. 

Saturday, July 21, 2012

since i am on a roll with reviewing breathtaking cultural buildings
let's take a look at some inspiring sanctuaries
i am not religious but these buildings and spaces evoke an emotional response and move me

bruder klaus kapelle in mechernich, germany by peter zumthor

chiesa di san giovanni battista, mogno,switzerland by mario botta

porciuncula de la milagrosa chapel in bogota, colombia by daniel bonilla architects

church and pastoral center in seriate, italy by mario botta

monastery of novy dvur, czech republic

karmasaki shingle church, karmasaki,finland by lassila hirvilammi architects

holy rosary church complex, baton rouge, louisiana by trahan architects

chapel of light vanderbijlpark, gauteng, south africa by comrie and wilkinson


antioch baptist church, perry county, alabama

el roble chapel, coelemu, chile by 57studio

cathedral of our lady of the angels, los angeles, california by jose rafael moneo

st pierre church, firminy, france by le corbusier

st.henry's ecumenical art chapel in turku, finland by sanaksenaho architects
rothko chapel in houston, texas by mark rothko

notre-dame du laus sanctuary, haute alpes by rudy ricciotti

images cathedrale, saint priest by rudy ricciotti
not certain if built or proposed but divine
I found many of these in 'the phaidon atlas of 21st century world architecture'
it is a great tool and reference book