Fallen Star

I first saw the large scale installations of Korean-born artist Do Ho Suh at the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle. And now, with the opening his Fallen Star in San Diego, it seems another West Coast trip may be in order…

I’ll let the photographs speak for themselves, but you can read more about Do Ho Suh and Fallen Star (which rests seven stories up, atop the University of California/San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering) here.

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An Inspiring Place for Play

I would love to have this playground in my neighborhood.

And yes, it is as it looks: a limited edition bronze sculpture designed as a functional playground!

Created by artist Tom Otterness, the piece above was commissioned as a private installation in Massachusetts. But, Otterness has done public playgrounds as well, including the Big Girl Playground in Yonkers, NY Continue reading

housestory 2: A Contemporary Home for Artists

A burst of modernityI love this house! It’s a little burst of modernity on Columbia Street, among the many Victorian and Craftsman homes of downtown’s Patty Jewett neighborhood.

And it recently got a facelift, so I decided to celebrate by researching its housestory. The current owners have done a fantastic renovation, enhancing the home’s original clean lines and boxy shape. And the story of the home’s original owners is interesting as well… Continue reading