2010

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The Lautner House featured in "A Single Man"

You Could Live Here Too… The House from “A Single Man”

Run, don’t walk to see Tom Ford‘s visual masterpiece, A Single Man. The styling and photography are breathtaking! In addition to the always fabulous Colin Firth, the other star of the film is the house Firth’s character, George, inhabits. I did a little online¬†research and found out that the Schaffer House was designed by architect […]

Entering the house on a rainy day

You Could Live Here…The Louis I. Kahn Esherick House

We often put great architects on a pedestal and view visits to their buildings as pilgrimages… at least I do. While visiting my family in Philadelphia over the holidays I was able to view the work of architect Louis I. Kahn in a much more intimate setting. I had visited Kahn’s masterpiece — the Kimball […]

Design in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward

Design in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward

Last month on an appropriately rainy day in New Orleans I had the opportunity to tour the Lower Ninth Ward, one of the areas most affected by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. I was amazed by the resilience and dedication of those involved in rebuilding. Five years later large spray-painted “X”s still adorn many doors indicating […]