Living Well in Westchester

Dilemma Redux

Yes… today is the day to use that room you have been dusting for the past 11 months. You know, that room between the kitchen and living room (the other room you haven’t used much lately). In honor of this annual festive day of dining, I direct you to one of my very early posts; The [...]
Posted by Mark r. lepage, aia
over 12 years ago

Masters of Photography

If you liked the photos of Shaun O’Boyle, you’ll love the portfolio of Bernd and Hilla Becher. From Fine Art of Photography: Bernd Becher was born August 20, 1931, in Siegen, Germany. He studied painting and lithography at the Staatliche Kunstakademie Stuttgart from 1953 to 1956 and studied typography at the Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf from 1957 to [...]
Posted by Mark r. lepage, aia
over 12 years ago

Buzz. Buzz. Buzz.

Bjorn sent me the link to this great store. If you’re into modern design, you should take a peek. From HiveModern.com: Hive was founded in 2002 with the idea that Good Design can and should be presented in an inspired, knowledgeable and friendly manner. From humble beginnings fueled primarily on inspiration, hive has grown to inhabit its [...]
Posted by Mark r. lepage, aia
over 12 years ago

Bannerman’s Island

I remember being awed by Bannerman’s Island as a kid. Dad took Mom, my brothers and I for a boat ride up the Hudson and there it was. It’s not everyday one sees an abandoned castle. It’s was really, really cool… a site not easily forgotten. BLDGBLOG has a great post about Bannerman’s Island and the [...]
Posted by Mark r. lepage, aia
over 12 years ago

House Wrecking

Looking for a nice Sunday drive? Wind your way up the Merritt to Stamford, Connecticut and check out United House Wrecking. Give yourself lots of time to browse and bring plenty of cash. They’re not cheap, but they have an incredible selection of antique furniture, woodwork (I’m always attracted to the elaborate designs of the vintage [...]
Posted by Mark r. lepage, aia
over 12 years ago
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