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toasteroven
Feb 21, 13 10:04 am

snook - sorry to hear.  we get really attached to those weird and wonderful little creatures.

Purpurina
Feb 21, 13 3:13 pm

Snook sorry about you dog...sad news, but he always will live in your heart on the brighter side.

Nam HendersonNam Henderson
Feb 21, 13 3:42 pm

snook my condolences!

snooker-doodle-dandy
Feb 21, 13 5:25 pm

Thanks everyone. 

Steven WardSteven Ward
Feb 21, 13 7:48 pm

sorry, snook. i haven't had a dog since i was 13, but hearing of others' loss can still remind me how that felt.

Max Content
Feb 21, 13 7:53 pm

Right there with you. Dogs are true love.

vado retro
Feb 22, 13 1:09 pm

Rusty Shackleford!

Purpurina
Feb 22, 13 5:36 pm

Vado, is this photoshop?

vado retro
Feb 22, 13 7:53 pm

he's my catgoyle.

gruen
Feb 22, 13 11:46 pm

Shut up archdez

Donna SinkDonna Sink
Feb 23, 13 10:19 am

Uhoh.  Who is archdez?

gruen
Feb 23, 13 10:20 am

A spammer who posted. Looks like the mods took it down.

Donna SinkDonna Sink
Feb 23, 13 11:20 pm

Spent tonight at a big deal opening party for the new local Art Hotel called The Alexander. We were invited because Brian has work there but also the IMA did the art consulting/curating and I did lots of elevation studies and lighting coordination to figure out art placement for all the art. It was a very fancy party with excellent food and beverages and an outstanding dessert bar with Moscato. I wore my United Nude shoes that I bought from WonderK several years ago in the old Archinect buying/selling forum, what was that called?

Anyway, two openings of Brian's work in two weekends in two cities 4,000 miles apart. I feel so glamorous.

Donna SinkDonna Sink
Feb 24, 13 8:02 am

Spent tonight at a big deal opening party for the new local Art Hotel called The Alexander. We were invited because Brian has work there but also the IMA did the art consulting/curating and I did lots of elevation studies and lighting coordination to figure out art placement for all the art. It was a very fancy party with excellent food and beverages and an outstanding dessert bar with Moscato. I wore my United Nude shoes that I bought from WonderK several years ago in the old Archinect buying/selling forum, what was that called?

Anyway, two openings of Brian's work in two weekends in two cities 4,000 miles apart. I feel so glamorous.

vado retro
Feb 24, 13 9:10 am

Fancy Dranks!

Sarah Hamilton
Feb 24, 13 9:44 am

Then you came home to piles of laundry and dirty dishes, right?

Donna SinkDonna Sink
Feb 24, 13 1:47 pm

Came home to a sleepover in which our guest went to bed early and woke up to vomit at 7am, and as soon as I got him packed off to home I discovered dog poop on the floor.  So yes, back to regularly scheduled life.

How did that double post happen? Hmmm.

snooker-doodle-dandy
Feb 24, 13 4:11 pm

Boy's must got into the Whiskey while you were out...and tossed an Aussie Arizona Party!

toasteroven
Feb 24, 13 11:08 pm

that reminds me - I've heard several stories of poop on/under a principal's desk that have supposedly taken place at different offices.  I'm not sure if it's the same urban legend or if it's a common occurrence at arch firms.

 

I have enough bizarre architecture-related stories of my own - but never have experienced poop in an office first-hand.

vado retro
Feb 25, 13 12:31 am

Here's why I got fired-Poop!

Sarah Hamilton
Feb 25, 13 8:27 am

That CAD monkey thread just reminded me of this crazy dream I had....

I was inspired, and talking to Hillary Clinton about designing a splash-park. It would be included in her already built tree of life park, which was like the tree from Avatar meets the chandelier in the Foster opera house meets Alice in Wonderland all packed together to create an exploration adventure full of serenity and wonder.

My design would built on hers, but would be a fallen tree, all in white, with fountains and places to climb and giggle.

We talked and walked, and she said "you know, there is a competition coming up, you should enter." Of course then she began trying to put her own ideas onto my design, imaging more of a realistic stage set than abstract tree form.

And now I'm not sure if it was Hilary Clinton or Oprah. Maybe both?

vado retro
Feb 25, 13 10:13 am

They are the same person, Sarah.

Phillip CrosbyPhillip Crosby
Feb 25, 13 2:39 pm

hi from rotterdam... i spent today shaking off the jetlag, preparing for diving into the archives tomorrow, and walking around/getting lost in the neighborhood that my hotel is in... during my walk i passed by several architecture offices and almost stopped into the last one to ask for directions...

Sarah Hamilton
Feb 25, 13 3:13 pm

You should have.  It could've been awesome!  They might've shown you around, and then taken you to the places where only the coolest architects and designers hang out.  Then, as you're discussing what makes good design capital Architecture, they invite you to join their team, and make you head principal with your sketches and ideas plastered all over the best glossies. I still regret my missed opportunities from when I was abroad, and all because I was scared or embarrassed.  Wish I was more of a YES person.

I should probably see that movie....

****melt
Feb 25, 13 8:49 pm

It's been over a year since I've stretched my design muscle properly and I think I've completely lost my mojo.  Anyone have suggestions of where to go, besides here?  I really need to stop by more frequently.

Sarah Hamilton
Feb 25, 13 9:34 pm

Give us some idea, and I'm sure we could help. And there's always Pinterest for eye candy.

Or you could start one of those "design my bathroom for me" threads.

toasteroven
Feb 25, 13 10:30 pm

melty!  I occasionally get off on a number of the shelter rag repost blogs (like desire to inspire) - but a lot of my inspiration comes from walking/biking around my fair city and environs.  Although I feel the most refreshed after spending some time either communing with the trees, or those few weekends in the summer out on the islands...

Nam HendersonNam Henderson
Feb 25, 13 10:50 pm

Donna, the double-post was just because it was that glamorous right...?

Also, it's not the first-time he has been quoted as saying similar things, but i can't help but respect Libeskind when he says stuff like this. Particularly because i think he does "walk the talk" so to speak...

Or am I wrong?

Purpurina
Feb 26, 13 1:15 pm

Donna, is this hotel an artist’s incubator like the good old timer Chelsea in NYC?

Sarah Hamilton
Feb 26, 13 3:06 pm

Toast, you sound so Thoreau.

toasteroven
Feb 27, 13 12:30 am

according to mrs. toaster, walden pond "smells like dead fish - and pot."

Rusty!
Feb 27, 13 12:45 am

according to mrs. toaster, walden pond "smells like dead fish - and pot."

Your mom smells more like fishsticks and rubbing alcohol to me. But sense of smell is so subjective.

toasteroven
Feb 27, 13 1:04 am

huh - your mom smells like tartar sauce and cotton balls....  weird.

Sarah Hamilton
Feb 27, 13 9:30 am

I make the best tarter sauce. Never tried to make cotton balls.

curtkram
Feb 27, 13 9:39 am

i think toaster's and rusty's moms should meet each other.

tint
Feb 27, 13 10:29 am

Ever design a fictional project (outside of school)? I am designing a Memory Palace in Sketchup. It is like being in studio again, designing solely for sensory experience!

BulgarBlogger
Feb 27, 13 10:53 am

what is this thread about anyway?

tint
Feb 27, 13 11:07 am

Bulgar Blogger, is that a rhetorical question?

Nam HendersonNam Henderson
Feb 27, 13 9:57 pm

to be Thread Central, that is all...

also who has read Charles Jencks on heteroarchitecture , "en-formality" , "Dead Tech" and LA style/ the LA School? Guess it is old (late 90s?) ? but just came across recently.

toasteroven
Feb 27, 13 11:23 pm

what is this thread about anyway?

 


the suppository for archinect lore.

b3tadine[sutures]
Feb 27, 13 11:26 pm

Suppository, nice. Who is the installer of that there suppository?

observant
Feb 27, 13 11:31 pm

This thread is perfectly aligned with what a school friend said about majoring in architecture:

"If you're fucked up and don't know what you want to be, then be an architect, because you can be everything - an artist, an engineer, a historian, an economist, and a psychologist."

Some of the quietest people come up with the best zingers, like the above.

vado retro
Feb 28, 13 8:27 am

Zingers. Chocolate. Vanilla. Raspberry Zingers.

observant
Feb 28, 13 2:12 pm

^ Chocolate.  Damn, I need to buy some Oreos.

Purpurina
Feb 28, 13 2:25 pm

My cat got in the nip bag!
 

snooker-doodle-dandy
Feb 28, 13 6:34 pm

YOUR GOING TO BE ATTACKED TONIGHT, BY YOUR CAT!

toasteroven
Mar 1, 13 12:08 am

.

observant
Mar 1, 13 12:17 am

My favorite type of cat, if I was MORE of a cat person - the Russian Blue:

http://www.kittenspictures.net/d/2768-2/Russian+blue+kitten+image.PNG

Donna SinkDonna Sink
Mar 1, 13 10:18 am

OMG.  That Blue cat looks like a little wise teddy bear.  SO cute.

I had a mom's night at my house last night and today I am hungover.  And probably putting my job at risk by posting that.  So I think I'll get back to work.

Sarah Hamilton
Mar 1, 13 10:36 am

I'm dying.  Slowly.  Turning my insides out through my throat.  Lungs first.  And since my eyeballs keep rolling backwards, it follows that they are next.

And I love you guys, but I have a dark secret.  I hate cats.

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