Review: Life Architecturally takes us on a textural, colorful tour

Posted on Jun 25, 2013 in architecture, Blog, design process
Review: Life Architecturally takes us on a textural, colorful tour

Recently, I attended a great evening event: the rooftop film screening of the documentary, Life Architecturally which follow husband and wife team,¬†architect Robert McBride and interior designer Debbie Ryan. Granted an intimate look at their process, projects and team dynamics, we learned a bit about what inspires them and what challenges they face in their […]

Proposed design: park toilet

Proposed design: park toilet

Ever walked into the wrong side of the public bathroom facility? It’s not so difficult to do in this park. This design has become too subtle and unfortunately ineffective.     This the current situation of the park: toilets located in brick “hut” amongst the trees. It gets a bit lost and it’s not quite […]

Have a seat, eat a sandwich

Posted on Oct 20, 2011 in architecture, experience design
Have a seat, eat a sandwich

[Barcelona] Wandering down a narrow passageway in the old city center in Barcelona, my husband and I got very tired. Fortunately Barcelona is packed with little public courtyards that often feature benches and tables (and offer shade!) We came across this multi-functional bench/table with a beautiful laser-cut detail to boot. I love the color as […]

Information Design at Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia

Information Design at Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia

[Barcelona] Award winning design on site of the church that’s taken over a century to build. The numbers on the placard correspond to audio clips that visitors can access on a headset provided at the entrance (for a fee). The tour is marked by a series of checkpoints that give detailed information about that section […]

Storytelling through surface design architecture

Posted on Oct 19, 2011 in architecture
Storytelling through surface design architecture

[Barcelona] I’m not sure what this building is, but it’s a lovely way to tell a story, offer the tourists and residents a connection to a past historical event or the story of a brand.