Friday, October 29, 2010

PERFECTLY SYMMETRICAL

"The imprecise sense of harmonious or aesthetically pleasing proportionality and balance, in that it reflects beauty of perfection."

So often we seek a symmetrical arrangement as it serves the specific purpose of creating equilibrium. Many automatically gravitate toward a symmetrical arrangement in architecture, interior design and landscape in that it reflects our need to achieve a balance in our lives as well as our environments...


Richard Hallberg & Barbara Wiseley - Veranda


Piet Boon


Richard Hallberg & Barbara Wiseley - Veranda


Piet Boon


Nancy Braithwaite - Veranda


Kelly Halluin - Veranda


Oliver Dain, Kathy Adam & Leslie Batchelor


Brian Brady & Franco Biscardi


Alessandra Branca


Alessandra Branca


Booth & McAlpine - Veranda


Barbara Barry & Peter Block Architects


Piet Boon

Monday, October 25, 2010

THE SOUND OF RUNNING WATER...

How it soothes the soul and calms the mind! Water elements, the quintessential design element in any landscape architecture. Oh to have a day to spend in the garden counting my many blessings!





Hacienda Courtyards


Don Nulty - Santa Barbara Magazine


John Saladino


John Saladino


John Saladino


Villa Reale


Villa Massei Cohen-Gervais


Villa Diodati Grabau


John Saladino


Igor Mitoraj


Bernard De Clerck

Friday, October 22, 2010

FIGURATIVELY SPEAKING

Art is my first love, my earliest memory and my passion. Of all the mediums - drawing is the first breath, the most eloquent gesture, the primary source for all that follows. As Andrew Wyeth said...

"I love the quality of the pencil. It helps me get to the core of a thing, and it doesn't compete with painting. With pencil I can study things in detail - it gives me architectural structure - but the color stays like a dream in the back of my mind until I come to paint."



Andrew Wyeth


Andrew Wyeth


Graydon Parrish, Genius - Hirschl & Adler


Jordan Sokol, Laura - Florence Academy


Kent Bellows, Jackie - Forum Gallery


Edward Minoff, Profile 2 - John Pence Gallery


D. Jeffrey Mims, Allegory - Ann Long Fine Art


Ben Long, Hospice Standing Figure - Ann Long Fine Art


Steven Assael, Nichol


Tony Curanaj, Profile - John Pence Gallery


Nicholas Hiltner, Figure Study with Foot Detail - John Pence Gallery


Jacob Collins, Self Portrait - John Pence Gallery


Annigoni


Annigoni

Monday, October 18, 2010

A NAP WOULD BE NICE...

I love a good afternoon nap on a rainy day or especially a lazy sunday afternoon. Unfortunately those days are few and far between. The daybed doubles as a couch by day and a bed by night, always suceeding in doing what I like best - creating a space that is multi-functional - therein study by day, guest room by night...sweet dreams!



Orlando Diaz-Azcuy



Orlando Diaz-Azcuy



Nabil Nahas



Matthew Patrick Smyth



Steven Gambrel



Monte Coleman



Bobby McAlpine and Ray Booth



Darryl Carter



Darryl Carter



Darryl Carter



William Yeoward



Vincent Wolf



Alessandra Branca



Alessandra Branca



Alessandra Branca



Alessandra Branca



Alessandra Branca



John Saladino



Phoebe Howard