Design and the Connection to Life

I walked outside and heard the wind play a song with the leaves in waves. I heard the dead leaves crackle along the pavement too, reminding me life still stirs us after death. I heard the ice cream truck in the distance and the rushing wheels cut through the silence. I saw a reflection of clouds forming and unraveling in a puddle in the asphalt and dancing silvery leaves. I attended a lecture yesterday at UM SoA by a principal at Studio Jean Nouvel. When I was walking I remembered what she said about the connection to life. That architecture must…

HD Boutique Miami

September 14 – 15th, 2010 This Tuesday and Wednesday, September 14th and 15th the Miami Beach Convention Center will be hosting the HD Boutique tradeshow. Here the best, newest and most innovative products of hospitality design will be showcased to those in the “biz”. The exhibitors range from the largest manufacturers to the most individual and unique fabricators. The point is to get those designers’ juices flowing and bursting with inspiration to fill our restaurants, lounges, hotels, and spas with the best and most captivating designs. I can’t wait! SHOW HIGHLIGHTS : NOT TO BE MISSED tuesday, 1:00 -2:00 pm…

SALVADOR DALI in Florida?

So I recently discovered one of Salvador Dalí’s most important collections is housed right here in St. Petersburg, Florida. Sure, sure some “Miami-ans” might think the 4 hour drive is excessive to go look at some crazy paintings on a wall… but for those old-school folks, who still appreciate the first-hand experience of art, this is a true find. Given the limited nature of available art collections in South Florida (in comparison to major centers like New York, London, Paris…) this Dalí Museum brings to me a fresh sense of inspiration and hope right in my backyard- it reminds me…