French Artist Auguste Bartholdi (born 1834) designed the Statue of Liberty as a gift to America. It was positioned to face the Old Country of France, to welcome the immigrants TO America. Bartholdi also had a little help from Mr. Eiffel (yes, as in Eiffel Tower) as he was known for building bridges…
During a recent trip, I visited the beautiful NEW Aspen Art Museum in Colorado. The exterior Woven Wood Screen has an intricate quality when viewed close up, and evokes curiosity from far away. The award winning Japanese Architect, Shigeru Ban, designed this 33,000 sq ft. structure to “create a harmony between Aspen’s existing architecture and the surrounding natural beauty…
Looking to be outside but stay closer to home? Walkway on the Hudson is a scenic walking bridge located over a wide part of the Hudson River, in Poughkeepsie. Originally an old abandoned railroad bridge after a massive fire, the bridge has been turned into a pedestrian park and historic preserve, for all to enjoy.
My annual dedication to honoring the victims from 911, included a visit to the 911 Museum, located on the actual site of where the twin towers once resided. It was a humbling experience to walk the foot print of these buildings, viewing the remains of the steel footings that have been preserved, and see bent pieces of steel and structural pieces.
I had the pleasure of attending a special viewing of this beautiful showhouse located at The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester. A 5400 sq ft penthouse had been fully decorated with merchandise from area businesses. Breathtaking views of the City to the Sound are seen from the floor to ceiling windows on the 19th floor.
A great time was had listening to music at the Clearwater Festival held at Croton Point Park on the Hudson River late June. An estimated 25,000 people attended this fundraiser originally founded by the late legendary musician Pete Seeger to clean up the Hudson River and gain awareness.
The common element throughout is good design. There’s always a reason why an element is chosen for a certain place, whether it’s a colorful painting in a room or a specific fabric on a chair. There’s also a functionality to every item that is unique to each project’s solution. It’s sort of like an oversized jigsaw puzzle with a place and reason for each piece.
“Your rooms are like a painting. Each component is a brushstroke to create the whole picture. It’s magic every time!”