Tag Archives: architecture

Modern Monday

30 Apr

After my typical peruse of Architectural Digest online, I always find some inspiring spaces.  Recently, they’ve featured interesting restaurants and other modern kinds.  There’s something so exciting about the next cutting edge of an industry and I love the architecture of things.  I think I pick this up from my father who would always have Architectural Digest laying around the house.  I always loved the photos in these magazines.  All photos in this post are directly from the Architectural Digest link above.  It would be a dream to learn how to shoot some of these incredible photos, maybe I’ll put it on my bucket list 🙂

Mexico City – Tori Tori

Paris – Sur Mesure

Hong Kong – Ozone

Brooklyn – Isa

There are so many great aspects of architecture that I just am awe-struck by on this site.  I always gravitate towards the 10 greatest spans post on their site as well.  Here are some of my favorites.

Big Sur, CA

Fayetteville, VA

(near) Boulder City, NV

I could post pictures from this site all day.  It’s really amazing the things that can be created with a talented eye for design.  I hope everyone had a great weekend!

This place brought me back to Europe

28 Mar

I’d always seen pictures of the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco but had never actually been.  While I was out exploring with my friend over the weekend, we ended up right near the Palace of Fine Arts so I snapped some photos.  I’m sure many of you have been here before but if you haven’t it’s such a beautiful place to see.  The tall columns reminded me so much of Europe and the exquisite buildings that still stand.

The extremely large columns.

It’s this large, outdoor standing area.  It’s beautiful.

Gigantic.

I love the reflection on the water.

The inside of the roof of the main dome.

You know how I love curved arches.

There were tons of people cruising around this area and lots of photographers shooting engagement photos and other shoots.  There was also a group of break dancers performing right in the middle of the main dome which was so cool to see.  I was trying to snap some photos of it but by the time we got close enough they decided to leave.  I’d definitely recommend checking it out on a nice day!

Grand Central Terminal (Part 1)

21 Feb

My absolute favorite stop in New York was Grand Central Terminal.  Even with all of the hustle and bustle going on around me, I felt at peace in this very moment.  If I lived in New York, I would probably visit Grand Central Terminal at least once a week.  Here are the first half of my Grand Central Terminal photos.  Enjoy!

This brings a new definition to living on the water!

31 Oct

I’m sort of an architect dork that enjoys perusing Architectural Digest from time to time.  I think I got this trait from my dad who always had them lying around when I was younger.  There is just something so interesting about a home or space created “out of the box.”   Today on Architectural Digest’s website, I noticed this incredible looking home.

Can you imagine living here??

This is a 5 bedroom, 5 full baths, 2 half bath, 5,920 sq foot home for sale for a cool $17.5 million….

Pretty insane if you ask me but very cool to look at.  I can only wonder what would happen to this thing in a storm though!

I love modern

16 Sep

Here are some modern spaces I wouldn’t mind being in and around.

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I LOVE this interior space.  The cabinets all blend in and it’s just so clean looking.

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I’m pretty impressed with the over view of this work park/courtyard.

I don’t know what it is about modern art/architecture/design but I can’t get enough of it!

SF pics from last week

13 Jun

Sometimes I get so wrapped up in where I’m going, I forget to recognize the area that I’m wandering.  I love when I look up and see the light hitting buildings perfectly like the picture above.  This was around 5pm and what I also love about this building is the way it was built.  So symmetrical but modern, I really have a fascination for architecture.  It’s something that I seem to always notice in new places.

Here’s another building but I don’t even think this one looks like a building because of the windows.  I’d love to go to the top floor of these buildings and see their views.  I can only imagine how amazing they would be.

Some co-workers and I went to the Trademark one day after work.  It is in the cutest corridor (pic below) and really made me feel like I was back in Europe!  They people who work at the restaurants try to sell you on their restaurant and reel you in.  A co-worker of mine suggested this place and it was a great spot to enjoy the city.  I took the first photo of this post from the same spot as well.  You can sit in this corridor and just look up at the beautiful concrete monsters that surround you.

Here is part of the corridor lined in umbrellas.  There are about four or five restaurants in this tiny block corridor.

After stopping in the corridor, we continued on through the streets.  There are so many florists that line the streets and the flowers are always so pretty I have to stop and smell them.  Even though the weather has been crazy, it sure has brought some BEAUTIFUL flowers this year!