…foyer table in old white

I recently refinished a beautiful, old piece for a sweet couple. They inherited it and just couldn’t see working the dark wood into their home – a familiar story, yes?

Here is the before:

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And here is the after in Old White.

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…my epic april fool’s day joke

Okay, since twitter and family/friends seem to think this is as funny as it was to me – I’m going to share a little video of the April Fools’ joke I played on my three children on April Fool’s day. BUT YOU HAVE TO PROMISE NOT TO MENTION IT TO GRETA! She is not happy with her mommy for playing such a mean trick! Oh, but, man it was good.

The premise? Because of all the snow days we had this winter, Ms. Pelosky our principal, is making everyone go to school on Saturdays. Devastating news to say the least.

PS – The joke was caught on our Nest camera and they liked it so much they are going to save it in case they want to use it in the future.

 

…zaha hadid love.

In a past life, before babies and paint, I worked in the design industry in marketing. It was the perfect place for me to land because I can really appreciate all things created out of necessity and puzzled together until the perfect solution is brought to fruition in a real, live building or space.

Architecture stems from a need and then travels through the minds of talented people to become something beautiful and functional. It is practicality meeting the impractical – at least that is what really cool, memorable design means to me.

I think it is worth highlighting the designs of a talent that went too soon yesterday. Zaha Hadid.

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I definitely think this kind of design requires talent meeting opportunity meeting a good dose of luck. I mean, what designer does not want to create memorable, high-end design? There is so much that goes into getting a building actually built. Kind of like art or theater or fashion – all the good stuff. Her work is all that architecture should be and in a very male-dominated profession, she was regarded as the greatest female architect in the world to date. She is worth our attention and admiration.

Here’s a look at some amazing images.

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And to all my architect friends, I think of you often and wish I could pop in to hear your thoughts today.