Archive for the architecture Category


Posted in anatomy, architecture, art, instagoodies, installations, street art with tags , , , , on April 18, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Just got out of the hospital very early this morning so I’m a little behind on posting, but here are some Insta-Goodies…






Desktop Goodies 3/10

Posted in absurd, architecture, Books, candy coated nightmares, cats, humor, illustration, monsters, nature, photography, sci-fi, skulls and skeletons, space, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2016 by shewalkssoftly


Let’s take a moment to ogle the beauty of nature…


For some reason, people feel slightly uneasy in this chair.

A tad crass…but definitely my favorite faux Rand McNally cover:

Couldn’t they have thought of more appetizing adjectives than “semi-liquids?” I suppose it beats “lumpy, congealed and vomitous.”

Dana, Don’t make a joke about this car being cheesy…Don’t make a joke about this car being cheesy…Resist!

Did anyone have this as a kid? It looks awesome.

How can I get my hands on this book? This woman absolutely has life figured out.

Incredible building of unknown origin.

Gorgeous modern interpretation of Danse Macabre!

The old one was no fun at all…

A children’s book illustration. I’m sure no one had nightmares or anything.

Gorgeous Architectural History of Iran

Posted in architecture with tags on March 2, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

M1rasoulifard’s Instagram account is filled with gorgeously intricate tessellated ceilings of Iranian mosques.


The kaleidoscopic arrangements of spiraling geometric shapes and indentations are simultaneously hypnotic and mildly disorienting due to the sheer amount of visual stimulation.


Despite not partaking in any organized religion, I’ve always been rather awestruck by religious architecture, as it involves a level of artistry, design acumen and craftsmanship not often seen in other standard buildings.

Whether you worship or not…what’s the most beautiful place of worship you’ve ever seen?


Elaborate Door Embellishments

Posted in architecture, sculpture with tags , on November 4, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

A post on Dark Roasted Blend inspired me to go down a mad rabbit hole of door embellishments (I know…around the Internet I can’t be trusted not to research some of the most useless but fascinating collections on earth).


These images are from the source post, because they did the beautifully convenient job of combining more than one per image, but a vast wonderland of heavy, metal sonorous sculptures awaits if you poke around online.


This woman hanging on as her body gets blown away, washed away or otherwise horizontally whooshed is one of my favorites.

Check out that one on the left! Undoubtedly it is one of the most complexly designed mechanisms for the simple purpose of knocking on a door.

Because the Internet has thought of everything (and thought of everything a lot), a quick search on Pinterest reveals hundreds of boards dedicated to door adornments. I had to yank myself away from the screen to stop looking! And while I never thought I’d ask anyone “Sooooo, what’s your favorite door knocker?” please feel free to share if you do have a preference in this arbitrary category.

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.





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.


It’s like MC Escher on digital steroids…


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.



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:





Go pick out which ones you want below:

Style Your Garage

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