Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Never seen before picture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Imperial Hotel


I was looking at a friend’s facebook photos and he had an album up of photos his dad took in Japan while in the military.
The cars in the photos are pre-1955. Enjoy!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Where the heck have you been????

We are a very small Family business with only 5 staff between two locations. We do it all from office work, design, fabrication and installation. We have been blessed since this past spring to be very busy with several long stints where we worked 20-30 days strait with no days off. While we love blogging our customers come first.

Not to worry we have a long list of blog subjects we will be posting soon.
Happy holidays!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

PART 2: New from Siematic “Beaux Arts o2”






PART 2: New from Siematic “Beaux Arts o2”

This is a two part post enjoy the Pics. Photos via Siematic and Kitchen Hip.

www.siematic.com

www.kitchenhip.com

New from Siematic “Beaux Arts o2”






New from Siematic “Beaux Arts o2”

My understanding is that this line was previewed at Mick DeGulios’s downtown Chicago showroom during KBIS 2010. I didn’t make it there but photos are just getting out on Siematic’s second take of the Beaux Arts line.

A cleaner transitional look with the introduction of polished metal and metal framed doors.

This is a two part post enjoy the Pics. Photos via Siematic and Kitchen Hip.

www.siematic.com

www.kitchenhip.com

Thursday, January 27, 2011

2011 NKBA design competition finalists


The first look at 2011 NKBA design competition finalists. HGTV is hosting the "peoples choice awards" on its website. Vote for your favorite kitchen or bath at :
http://www.hgtvpro.com/hpro/pac_ctnt/text/0,2595,HPRO_20196_101345,00.html
My favorite (pictured) by:
Designer Dana Jones, CKD
The Kitchen Consultant, Long Beach, CA
www.kitchenadvice.com
Photograph by Armen Asadorian Photography

Sunday, January 9, 2011

The "Nashville" Parthenon






The Nashville Parthenon was built in 1897 for The Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition. Extensively rebuilt in the 1920’s. Located in Nashville's Centennial Park. Replicas of the Elgin marbles were are cast from the originals which are in the British Museum. I have been to the British Museum twice and they are amazing but there are people that would like to see them return to their original home.

The interior has a recreation of the statue of Athena. Sculpted by Alan LeQuire in 1990.

The basement of the building houses an art gallery. (Does the real Parthenon have a basement?) The gallery has a permanent display of paintings, the “Cowan Collection” which spans the years 1765-1923.

The Parthenon was recently used in the movie Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.

www.alanlequire.com

www.nashville.gov/parthenon

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Louis Sullivan Documentary comes to St. Louis


The Documentary "Louis Sullivan: The Struggle for American Architecture" comes to St. Louis!
I've been waiting for this film to come to St. Louis. It has been touring the country for some time. It will be showing Sunday November 14th at the HI-POINTE Theater.
The architectural firm of Adler & Sullivan built four projects in St. Louis and three of them still stand. Frank Lloyd Wright and George Elmslie worked on these projects as young Draftsmen.
St. Louis is also home of "The Sullivan Collection" at SIUE in Edwardsville and the St. Louis Library owns the original tracings of the Wainwright Tomb.
I'll be front row center....can't wait!!!