Friday, April 25, 2008

Haymarket Historic District

The Burkholder Project, home to artists studios and apartments.
The Haymarket District has several art studios that schedule
art shows every first friday of the month. Ann Burkholder,
who owns this building, is an excellent artist who depicts great scenes
of the Nebraska countryside.

A close-up of art on the entry porch of the
Burkholder Project.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Alley Walks - Part 2

Alley with pedestrian walkway to a parking
garage. The stone veneer on the adjacent building
provides a reflection that fools the eye...

Parking garage circular ramp, dumpsters,
transformers, etc

This office/apartment is accessed from the
alley but except for the entry and garage
everything is below grade. Yes, it's the home
of an architect.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Alley Walks in Lincoln, NE

Whereas streets are broad and clean, alleys are
narrow and contain all those things that are usually
kept from the public eye. Garbage, utility connections
and deliveries. This alley has an intricate stair that
is truly a work of art and worthy of the "front" of
the building.

Lincoln's own "bridge of sighs."

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Lincoln, Nebraska

The Nebraska State Capitol was designed by
Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue and built between
1922 and 1932. It is home to the only unicameral
legislature in the USA. The building is on the
National Register of Historic Places and features
interior and exterior artwork representing the
state of Nebraska.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Sunken Gardens in Lincoln, NE

Sunken Gardens in Lincoln, Nebraska was a trash dump
in a former life but is now a beautiful park that is private
and quiet because it is sunken below two busy streets.

Detail of the gazebo roof showing the State Capitol and
First Plymouth Congregational to the left.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Asheville, NC - A Final Look

Asheville is located in extreme western North Carolina
and the Blue Ridge Parkway runs right through the city.
This picture was taken from Craggy Point, about a 30 minute
drive from downtown Asheville.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

More from Asheville, NC

Creative signage for a coffee shop!

A Spanish Tapas bar/restaurant in Asheville, NC.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Travels in Asheville, NC

The Flatiron Building in Asheville, NC - notice the "flat iron"
sculpture to the left. Asheville has a very interesting and
vibrant downtown with a large assortment of restaurants and

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Inland Sea Redux

Street side view of the house from the previous post. The
client wanted a design that was "contemporary." This lake
has residences with styles from spanish revival to woodsy cabin.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Inland Sea

Not a tropical setting but this is how it's done in "Central America";
lots of glass to gaze upon the lake. Great in the summer but dread in the winter...

Thursday, April 3, 2008

wild imaginings

I'm From

I'm from lazy saturday mornings
I'm from bright blue skies
I'm from white christmas - at the beach

I'm from curried goat and rice
I'm from plantains, yams and breadfruit
I'm from tamarind balls, grater cocoanut and marzipan

I'm from doodles on the church bulletin

I'm from sandals without socks
I'm from cut-off shorts without a belt
I'm from combless hair

I'm from islands
I'm from prairies
I'm from town

I'm from soon come