Mass MoCA

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If you are visiting the Berkshires in Massachusetts be sure to stop at Mass MoCA to see the new Phase 3 exhibition space in Building 6. You will enjoy the look and feel of the new space as you wander through the wonderful exhibitions. The piece shown here is Untitled (2012) by Anish Kapoor it is said to turn the familiar “unfamiliar and strange”.

The Big Picture

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The entire South Beach PC campus occupies 45 acres on Staten Island with a project area of approximately 9 acres including existing buildings to the northwest and west, wetlands to the north and a close property line to the south east. This enlarged plan illustrates the connection between the new South Beach PC Residential Building (upper righthand corner) and existing buildings to the west and northwest. Please visit the interior design project page for more information.

Dix-Sept Onze

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It has been many years since I watched the movie DIVA, but I have always remembered the character Alba roller skating in a very cool industrial loft space. That was when I owned a pair of roller blades, however I had not mastered the art of stopping. Watching the movie, I thought how great it would be to rollerblade within the confines of a spacious loft space and not worry about hills, curves and other obstacles. Hold that thought. My husband and I own a small summer car that we have been storing in a friend’s garage on Grand Island […]

Beautiful day for a site visit….

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August 31, 2017 construction progress photo for a new 250-bed adult and 12-bed adolescent facility designed for the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York and the New York State Office of Mental Health. ARIG provided interior design services for this 243,000 square foot, six-story, facility. Visit the project page to find out more about this project and the design team.

Washington Square Arch

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The Washington Square Park Arch is reminiscent of the monumental Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Originally a temporary papier-mache and white plaster structure built to commemorate the 1889 centennial celebration of George Washington’s inauguration in NYC. The marble version was dedicated in 1895. This photo inspired one of my recent illustrations for The Frog Project Design Studio. Also, if you look closely you will spot me in the photo!

Chihuly

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Victoria + Albert Rotunda Chandelier viewed during my first trip to London and the V+A Museum. I should clarify this, I visited London briefly a very long time ago and I do not recall much except the hovercraft ride from the White Cliffs of Dover that brought me to Paris for the first of many visits. It is a beautiful sculpture, but reading more about it revealed the obvious, it is a challenge to clean.

Green

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A row house located on 51st Street caught my eye. It appears to have a glazed facade behind a full height combination screen and green wall containing punched rectangular openings and cascading ivy. A full height narrow glass lite is visible on the right. 

Walking Paris

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I think I have mentioned before that I love Paris! I have visited the city many times and dropped by the usual tourist destinations like the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay. Once inside after waiting online, reality sets in… it would take days to see all that is offered. On our latest trip an effort was made to not let those precious few hours slip away….. waiting. We decided to walk, talk, eat, relax, walk some more, talk and eat again.  We roamed the Paris streets, but this time included planned, liesurely  stops for lunch and dinner at well researched […]