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.

Beautiful day for a site visit….

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This is a 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.

Escape!

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Easy to spot, you will still find phone kiosks in the United Kingdom, yes...that is me inside!

Open plan offices and benching have become the norm for better or worse and we know in America there is a tendency to speak with gusto. I have a theory, or maybe it's a wish, if everyone were to speak discreetly noise in the workplace would not be a problem, but unfortunately we all know this is not possible. Searching for a solution to the noise, "phone booths" have moved into the workplace in many shapes and sizes, some resemble the original outdoor concept and others have a modern twist. Framery Acoustics has a large assortment of free standing models, the phone booth is much like the original along with several quick escape configurations for one on one work sessions or quiet work.