colorful outdoor places around the world

Everyone needs a little color in their Monday, so I decided to post these beautiful travel pictures I found recently. Wouldn’t it be cool if there were more “Umbrella Sky” walkways? Who knew laundry could be so beautiful? Against the … Continue reading

overgrown architecture makes great photography

I love this photography by James Griffioen  entitled Feral houses. He captures the overgrown dilapidated houses of Detroit. The photographs are the wonderful dichotomy of man and nature and their complex relationship with one another over time. I have blogged … Continue reading

post 100, a few new doors

I have been lolly-gagging on writing my 100th post because it seems like it should be something special or profound as it is a small milestone for me! Anyhow, I thought what better way to commemorate post 100 other than … Continue reading

ghost buildings, they aren’t scary

Ghost Building Photography- José Antonio Millán

Last week, I started blogging a little bit about Architectural Ruins and this week I would like to share with you some photography by Jose Antonio Millan entitled Ghost Buildings that I have come across while further researching this very interesting and open-ended genre of architecture. I am so intrigued by these spaces because they are such large portraits of history, building technique and immense thought process– in short, they house an untold story.

Ghost Building Photography by José Antonio Millán

In these photographs, Millan brilliantly captures what was and what could have been in otherwise abandoned and uninhabited architecture. Dilapidated buildings offer so many questions and can often be stark reminders of a time and life that once was.

Ghost Building Photography by José Antonio Millán

Here lies the place where color, texture and wear converge from the inside out and this can seem daunting, frightening and undesirable.. or it can be seen as art such as captured by Millan. I see this kind of architecture in cities all over the world, what once was new and shiny now stands abandoned as a reminder of failure, of closed doors, but it could also be a simple suggestion of hope.

Do ruins intrigue anyone else? If so, why? I am really seeking some input on this topic, it is so fascinating.

architectural graveyard, it’s not ruined

Some of my favorite architectural spaces are ruins. I have been contemplating why, lately, and I think the reason lies in the way the Earth takes back its space so there exists in one moment, two distinct pulls, that of … Continue reading

how to choose paint colors that mean something

Choosing paint colors can be daunting to some but I think it is fun and a great expression of your style. Nothing can uplift your environment as much as a new paint scheme. To choose colors for your rooms first … Continue reading

a statement piece, every room needs one

A statement piece is the object that all design in a room or quite possibly an entire thought of architecture can be derived and developed from. These paintings by Sharon Cummings are truly beautiful pieces of work and I can see … Continue reading

creating an entry way….

My current home does not have a dedicated entryway space so I am ready to create one off to the direct right of my front door in our office. So to create an entry way out of the entry might … Continue reading

adding color to a room…

The best way to add color to any room is in bits and pieces. Check out how this bucket sets this counter top apart as country and unique. Using bright and unexpected colors but sparsely is the way to go. … Continue reading

the soul of place…

Last night, before bed I was pondering what makes space into place. This is one of my favorite things to think about architecturally speaking. I came up with soul. I am going to define the soul of place as: the … Continue reading