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Window to the past ~ Budapest Kerényi Zoltán

Posted in architecture, photography, retro on November 8, 2013 by bettiemuldoon

Posted by proxy on a rough day, while health matters persist. Dana can still see your comments, but cannot reply. Thanks for your continuing presence here! 

These images of Budapest are simply wonderful juxtapositions of old and new, (nearly) seamlessly brought to life by Kerényi Zoltán. Marvel at the effort it took to find the same place of the original photos in order to inset the old photos.

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Thanks, Everyone, for your continuous support of Dana and her blog!

Mita Makura (?)

Posted in architecture, art with tags , on July 2, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

I have no information on this artist (nor am I even certain I have the right name), but I nonetheless became captivated by these incredibly detailed structures.

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It’s like MC Escher on digital steroids…

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I feel like I need to take a good while to get lost in each one, exploring all of the objects, angles, shadows and surprises.

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A few more here.

Cannot type/talk due to severe illness (all words courtesy of voice software or kind typing helpers)…I read and appreciate all comments…Apologies for not being able to respond.

Style Your Garage

Posted in architecture, art, home, humor on April 7, 2013 by bettiemuldoon

Posted by proxy from Dana’s “stuff to blog” queue while she is on medical hiatus. She reads and appreciates all comments…and apologizes for not being able to respond at the moment.

Those of you who do not have garages should count your blessings. Garage doors are unsightly atrocities, but a necessity nonetheless. But wait! Style Your Garage has a solution for your garage door woes.  More than one–in fact more than we can decide to post here. By no means our favourites, these would be sure to raise eyebrows from passersby; and perhaps irk the neighbours more than the debauched orgies and rocket launches they already have to put up with:

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Go pick out which ones you want below:

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Peter Callesen

Posted in architecture, art, decoration, design, paper on March 11, 2013 by bettiemuldoon

Posted by proxy from Dana’s “stuff to blog” queue while she is on medical hiatus. She reads and appreciates all comments…and apologizes for not being able to respond at the moment.

–paper, scissors! Peter Callesen’s paper cutouts are darned cool. See:

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**My daily request to send Good Thoughts, Positive Energy, Prayers, and ANY means you may have of conveying support and healing to Dana is the biggest reward I can ask the Readership for at all times. She has had a rough week, and it means the world to her loved ones that so many people share in well wishes. THANK YOU! The Proxy Blogger**

 

Bill Pechet’s Emptyful Sculpture

Posted in architecture, art, design, science, sculpture on February 16, 2013 by bettiemuldoon

Posted by proxy from Dana’s “stuff to blog” queue while she is on medical hiatus. She reads and appreciates all comments…and apologizes for not being able to respond at the moment.

Bill Pechet’s sculpture installation “Emptyful” stands in the Millennium Library Plaza in Winnipeg, Canada. It is one huge beaker of light and mist. And of course, something that Dana loves, and wants to share through her blog.

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Read and see more of Emptyful at the Contemporist

12/21

Posted in absurd, architecture, christmas, comics, decoration, geek, humor, space, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , on December 21, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

Medical hiatus no-typing mix…I read and appreciate all comments…Apologies for not being able to respond at the moment.

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Eszenyi Gábor

Posted in architecture, craft, sculpture with tags , , on September 4, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

Wow…Eszenyi Gabor’s architectural sculptures are rather amazing.

Strange collages of style and form blend together in these creations (though I do have a predilection for odd angular towers). Perhaps my favorite attribute is that these structures look cobbled together with real materials…a far cry from un-textured architectural models that may be gorgeous but lack a certain “lived in” quality that makes one almost believe an imaginary troupe of tiny builders is responsible.

In addition, they cast shadows which are in and of themselves works of art.

See more here.

Renovated Church House

Posted in architecture, home with tags , on August 7, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

I have a bit of a thing for renovated church houses. Practicality aside, the architecture, spaciousness and design…transformed into a place of residence…can be quite a sight to behold.

Here is a particularly nice one.

A nondescript exterior and a yard dominated by headstones give no indication of the residential nature of this historic church in Kyloe, Northumberland. A couple decided to purchase and readapt the structure, investing nearly three times the purchase price into renovations over the course of several years.

Restoration is more prevalent than renovation, with original stained glass windows throughout, and repurposed church fixtures abounding. Much of the original seating in the church was refinished and placed throughout the home.

The outside:

See a few more images at the source.

HR Giger Museum Bar

Posted in architecture, destinations with tags , on July 29, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

I have always wanted to visit the HR Giger Museum but there is entirely too much to post about there. So today I’m going to focus only on the museum bar.

The womb-like interior of the otherworldly environment that is the H.R. Giger Museum Bar is a cavernous, skeletal structure covered by double arches of vertebrae that crisscross the vaulted ceiling of an ancient castle.

With its bone-colored furniture and awe inspiring interior design, the wing of the castle that houses the Museum Bar has a a truly organic feel. The cast concrete surfaces of the bar furnishings have been polished to the point that they are skin soft to the touch, enhancing the impression of being inside a once living creature, of sitting on something, perhaps less than alive, but very warm and enveloping just the same.

Has anyone been to this marvelous place? If so…please tell me about it!

Read about the bar (and see some other pictures) in this article.

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Gerard Trignac

Posted in architecture, art, decay with tags , , on April 29, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

I just spent a while letting my eyes wander in Gerard Trignac’s galleries.

Much of his work is centered around architectural structures.

They are shadowy mixes of classic form and industrial grit, often devoid of human inhabitants; abandoned, yet complex and teeming with life.

Such beauty mingling with decay…

See more here.

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