Thursday, July 30, 2009

Turks Head Building

Although, I haven't been to Providence in a few months... I feel it's important to confess my admiration for the iconic Turks Head Building. Designed by Howells & Stokes and constructed in 1913, the Turks Head Building is one of New England's coolest buildings. It has classical touches, beautiful proportions, and it's one of the only V-shaped (not flatiron, but V!) structures around. My note to aspiring architects: if you want win people over (or just me) just carve up a block of granite into an Ottoman Turk sultan's head and attach it to the façade.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Eccentric Architecture

Here is a small round-up of my favorite examples of eccentric architecture. I decided to consciously avoid including obvious buildings, anything by Gaudí, and items covered by other sources. I haven't been to Belgium yet, but have personally explored out in and around the "Crooked House" in the beautiful city of Sopot on the Baltic coast and also checked out Otto Wagner's floral ceramic covered Majolika Haus while in Vienna. As you can see, I'm largely drawn to art nouveau / jugendstil.

't Bootje

Architect: Frans Smet-Verhas
Location: Antwerp, Belgium

Krzywy Domek
Architect: Szotynscy Zaleski
Location: Sopot, Poland

Maison Saint-Cyr
Architect: Gustave Strauven
Location: Bruxelles, Belgium

Majolika Haus
Architect: Otto Wagner
Location: Vienna, Austria

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Esser - "Satisfied"

This is an incredible song by English musician Esser. The video takes inspiration from Georges Méliès's early film masterpiece "Le Mélomane". Great song, great video.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Interviewed by BMW Magazine

BMW MagazineI just had the honor of being interviewed by BMW Magazine. This publication goes out to over 3 Million readers in more than 120 countries and is published in 33 languages - nice! Hopefully in Polish and Czech, that'd be fun. What's it all about? You'll have to wait until September to find out.

Update from Ten Minute Media

Ten Minute Media has been busting out work for the TV-celebrity Cat Deeley, re-united Blink-182, buzz-worthy Shwayze, world's biggest DJ Paul Oakenfold, heavy-hitters Staind, indie rockers White Rabbits, and more. Stay tuned for more.