Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Bay Shore: From the Air

Aerial shots of this solar powered residence on the Great South Bay, Long Island.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Olana on Foot

A couple of weeks ago, we took a minor detour off the Rip Van Winkle Bridge and visited Olana, artist Frederic Edwin Church's lavish Byzantine- inspired mansion. With its breathtaking views of the Hudson River, it's easy to see why the artist was duly inspired to create such equally captivating works of art. After a quick walk downhill to the education center, the kids were provided with backpacks for field notes and illustrations. Olivia worked on a nature sketch and Jackson did some architectural drawings-- both of which were added to the the center's walls.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Captree Interiors

Same view, same family, different interiors, both breathtaking. James took a ride over to Captree Island this morning for a site visit of the beachfront family compound and brought along his camera. These interiors offer two different decor interpretations-- one light and airy, the other, smoldering and cozy. Both, however, demonstrate the value of a limited palette and attention to detail.