A Nice Place

I'm back from the dead, well actually I'm currently feeling like death with the onset of some sort of cold/flu, but I'm back from extended vacations and ready to blog again! I've been reading about five books at the same time and just started wrapping them up which should restore a little order to my bedside table and provide some fodder for the ol'blog. Anywho I loved Michael Pollan's 'A Place of My Own: The architecture of daydreams'. The book takes you through the design and construction of his writing cottage in the woods and also offers a random history of architecture. I've been thinking a lot about homes lately, not surprising since I seem to get out less and less these days. My next show is in January and I'm thinking of something to do with the duality of public and private spaces in suburban homes (my stomping ground). I'm not sure if this will end up being something photographic or sculptural so we'll see. If you live close and would be willing to let me come photograph your favorite public and private spaces in your home let me know!

Coffee Table Dreams

I love this coffee table made from the base of a fountain. It reminds me of my year working at the garden design center in Carpinteria. The slab of glass really transforms it into something way cooler than most of the faux classical and baroque fountains we sold to the wealthy Montecito folk.


Another reason to envy Parisians. Anish Kapoor's latest sculpture in the grand palais looks breathtaking and the interior also reminds me a bit of an episode of the magic school bus where they shrink down and explore the circulatory system.