March 30, 2012

IF - Return

Dust to dust

Fort Worth

This last weekend we drove over to Fort Worth to show off the museums to a friend of ours from Korea.  It was a great weekend to go visit.  Some pics:

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth designed by Tadao Ando

Book with Wings – Anselm Kiefer

Aschenblume – Anselm Kiefer

The Etruscan – Michelangelo Pistoletto

Ladder for Booker T. Washington – Martin Puryear

Vortex – Richard Serra

The Kimbell Art Museum designed by Louis Kahn

Sundance Square Downtown Fort Worth

Water Gardens designed by Phillip Johnson

Mid Century Lego House

Dwell Magazine just hosted a contest in which the objective was to build a mid-century Californian house out of legos.  Here is my entry (which was inspired by Case Study House #22 designed by Pierre Koenig):

Comparison to the famous photograph of #22 by Julius Shulman 

March 26, 2012

IF - Swamp

Swamp Squad 163 Special Division 

March 21, 2012

March 14, 2012

Panem Map

I just finished the Hunger Games, the novel by Suzanne Collins, which was enjoyable if not exactly high fiction (or even medium fiction such as The Road).  Still always fun to run around in a dystopian future.  However it lacked a good map.  And all the internet’s homemade maps were less than stellar.  So I made one myself:

March 12, 2012

Bridges, Gardens, and Spring

In the past two weeks we have celebrated the opening of the Margaret Hill Hunt Bridge, planted gardens, bought a bike, and enjoyed the spring weather here in Dallas. 

First up is some photos from the Party on the Bridge celebration which opened up Dallas' new bridge designed by Santiago Calatrava for a pedestrian street fair.

Our Vegatable garden out back by our deck.  Three tomato plants, two pepper plants, and lots of green beans.

Jamine vine from Laura's Dad planted on the side of the deck (thanks Grace for the help with the edging).

Herbs and succulants planted on the front porch.

Some wild onions found in the yard.

Some general Spring pictures:

New Bike

And finally some pics of our newly planted Mexican Plum tree in bloom.