Architecture

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 […]

Zumthor’s Brother Klaus Chapel… or how I ended up on a farm in Germany

Zumthor’s Brother Klaus Chapel… or how I ended up on a farm in Germany

One of my favorite experiences on my recent trip was discovering the Bruder Klaus Kapelle by Swiss Architect Peter Zumthor, recent winner of the Pritzker Prize, one of the highest honors for an architect. Since 1979, Zumthor has run a small practice in a remote village in the Swiss mountains and takes on very few […]

Royal Monogram

Royal Monogram

I just got back from London and found my monogram all over the city… these are some favorites.