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toasteroven

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

Feb 21, 13 10:04 am
Purpurina

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

Feb 21, 13 3:13 pm

snook my condolences!

Feb 21, 13 3:42 pm
snooker-doodle-dandy

Thanks everyone. 

Feb 21, 13 5:25 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.

Feb 21, 13 7:48 pm
d[-_-]b

Right there with you. Dogs are true love.

Feb 21, 13 7:53 pm
vado retro

Rusty Shackleford!

Feb 22, 13 1:09 pm
Purpurina

Vado, is this photoshop?

Feb 22, 13 5:36 pm
vado retro

he's my catgoyle.

Feb 22, 13 7:53 pm
gruen

Shut up archdez

Feb 22, 13 11:46 pm

Uhoh.  Who is archdez?

Feb 23, 13 10:19 am
gruen

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

Feb 23, 13 10:20 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.

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.

Feb 24, 13 8:02 am
vado retro

Fancy Dranks!

Feb 24, 13 9:10 am
Sarah Hamilton

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

Feb 24, 13 9:44 am

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.

Feb 24, 13 1:47 pm
snooker-doodle-dandy

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

Feb 24, 13 4:11 pm
toasteroven

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.

Feb 24, 13 11:08 pm
vado retro

Here's why I got fired-Poop!

Feb 25, 13 12:31 am
Sarah Hamilton

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?

Feb 25, 13 8:27 am
vado retro

They are the same person, Sarah.

Feb 25, 13 10:13 am

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...

Feb 25, 13 2:39 pm
Sarah Hamilton

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....

Feb 25, 13 3:13 pm
****melt

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.

Feb 25, 13 8:49 pm
Sarah Hamilton

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.

Feb 25, 13 9:34 pm
toasteroven

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...

Feb 25, 13 10:30 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?

Feb 25, 13 10:50 pm
Purpurina

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

Feb 26, 13 1:15 pm
Sarah Hamilton

Toast, you sound so Thoreau.

Feb 26, 13 3:06 pm
toasteroven

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

Feb 27, 13 12:30 am
Rusty!

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.

Feb 27, 13 12:45 am
toasteroven

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

Feb 27, 13 1:04 am
Sarah Hamilton

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

Feb 27, 13 9:30 am
curtkram

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

Feb 27, 13 9:39 am
tintt

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!

Feb 27, 13 10:29 am
BulgarBlogger

what is this thread about anyway?

Feb 27, 13 10:53 am
tintt

Bulgar Blogger, is that a rhetorical question?

Feb 27, 13 11:07 am

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.

Feb 27, 13 9:57 pm
toasteroven

what is this thread about anyway?

 


the suppository for archinect lore.

Feb 27, 13 11:23 pm
b3tadine[sutures]

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

Feb 27, 13 11:26 pm
observant

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.

Feb 27, 13 11:31 pm
vado retro

Zingers. Chocolate. Vanilla. Raspberry Zingers.

Feb 28, 13 8:27 am
observant

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

Feb 28, 13 2:12 pm
Purpurina

My cat got in the nip bag!
 

Feb 28, 13 2:25 pm
snooker-doodle-dandy

YOUR GOING TO BE ATTACKED TONIGHT, BY YOUR CAT!

Feb 28, 13 6:34 pm
toasteroven

.

Mar 1, 13 12:08 am
observant

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

Mar 1, 13 12:17 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.

Mar 1, 13 10:18 am
Sarah Hamilton

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.

Mar 1, 13 10:36 am

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