Books,Web Sites »All The Buildings in New York

AllBuildingsAn attempt to draw all the buildings in New York by James Gulliver Hancock

All The Buildings in New York could really threaten make one sentimental about just having left the big city…

I love the drawing styles, the colors, and most especially recognizing a place from the decade we spent there.

It’s recently been made into a coffee table book (good for them!) but I personally haven’t seen it yet.



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Posted on May 1, 2013

Books »The House Book

by The Publishers of Phaidon Press (2001)

While I sometimes bemoan the waste of my days of dual incomes and thoughtless spending (where’d it all go??) it’s nice to still reap the benefits.

In particular I have a great collection of beautiful art books and Phaidon’s The House Book is one of my favorites.

It’s a comprehensive but friendly to limited attention spans with large beautiful photographs and brief synopsis of architects and architectural styles.

Heavy hitting household names like Frank Lloyd Wright and Frank Gehry are here as well as less well known masters like Daniel Grataloup and Osamu Ishiyama.

There’s plenty of fodder for dream house building in your mind though it might also make you feel dismayed that our country is such a wasteland of cookue cutter blandness.

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Posted on January 18, 2012

Web Sites »Tiny House Blog

Small Spaces, Big Dreams

I always prefer a small house to a large one. When many people crave open floor plans and sky high ceilings, I’d rather cozy into one of those hobbit holes (as long as I had a second hole to store my clothes).

But my love for small spaces pales in comparison to Kent Griswold’s. From yurts to cabins, campers to houseboats, if it’s tiny and it’s a house you can find it at his Tiny House Blog.

Ignore if you can that it’s littered in ads – the content is great. Most of the entries deal with serious information on how to build, live in and find your own little spaces. But for those of you who are, like me, less of the “doing” type, there are also tons of beautiful photos to browse whilst dreaming of hobbit living.

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Posted on March 2, 2011

Spend a Couple Minutes »The Bradbury Building

304 South Broadway

Famous for its ornamental iron work and iconic design, The Bradbury Building may not look like much on the outside, but it’s worth a stop if you’re for its stunning first floor (the only floor visitors are allowed on).

Featured in many films, it’s perhaps most famous as the setting for J.F. Sebastien’s apartment in Blade Runner.

Click here for the rest of The Bradbury Building

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Posted on March 28, 2010