Category Archives: Design

Ghostly Architecture

Ghostly Architecture

On Halloween, the classic creepy haunted house that every kid trembled in their ghostly costume at the site of used to be a large, ornamental Victorian home. Kids “triple dog daring” their friends to ring the bell. Steep mansard roof covered in moss, gothic balcony with no access and a weather vane eerily squeaking from its… Continue Reading

What the hell…..?… Denver’s Hateful Eight

What the hell…..?… Denver’s Hateful Eight

  If you’re reading this blog, we’re going to assume that you have an interest or background in design or architecture. If this is the case, you will probably react the way that we did to the writer Michael Paglia (Westword Magazine) and his insightful and hilarious article about the decline of Denver’s Architecture. We… Continue Reading

Hub Flub or Terminal Velocity?

Hub Flub or Terminal Velocity?

Okay, you’re here because you love architecture and design. You read this Blog because our mission is to point you to news that impacts those of you who take the time to look around, respect history and commit yourselves to talking about things other than perhaps the latest Kardashian selfie. Maybe you just need something to focus… Continue Reading

LOOK AWAY!

LOOK AWAY!

Okay, those of you who love to be terrified by crazy amusement park rides and things like sky bridges (walkways connecting two buildings high in the air) and sky platforms (glass balconies jutting out and over some random abyss), YOU’RE GOING TO LOVE THIS, you adrenaline junkies: Enter The Skyslide, suspended between the 69th and 70th… Continue Reading

World Trade Center Freak-Out

World Trade Center Freak-Out

I don’t know about YOU, but I haven’t been to the new One World Trade Center building. I have a friend who was a contender in proposing the new design, but after years of wrangling, the final design was chosen (not hers) and building started. After loving the Twin Towers for so many years, the whole thing… Continue Reading

Back from the Holidaze

Back from the Holidaze

We’ve been working for a couple of weeks, but The Holidays are always a time to recharge. Coming back to a normal schedule sees us focusing and concentrating on our priorities.: current projects, new horizons. Speaking of new horizons, THIS video caught our attention. If your town is anything like ours, even the smallest street projects can… Continue Reading

Sign of the Times

Sign of the Times

  Okay Design Fans, you KNOW that we have a crush on the architect Renzo Piano but our man just got bumped for the Graphic Designer, Michael Beirut. Although we’ve spent time wandering the streets of Manhattan, gazing up at the signs like tourists (some of us are NOT), we had NO IDEA that the story behind… Continue Reading

Anytown, USA

Anytown, USA

We’ve added one of Tom’s favorite books, “The Geography of Nowhere” and its sequel to our book list, and having just read an excerpt we are convinced this is not your garden-variety, dry, cracker-choking technical thesis. We should have known, since Mr. Kunstler worked as a newspaper reporter, and editor for The Rolling Stone. He also… Continue Reading

Welcome!

Welcome Design Enthusiasts

This Blog is about Architecture, Design and Creative Inspiration. Look in once in a while, put us into your feed and check out the stuff that’s making us clap, gasp and murmur: “Cool”. Like what? how about: Design Related Books, Movies, and links The skinny on local and national events that you should at least KNOW… Continue Reading