|Cookin' in Brooklyn - Before and After |
project of the month
Not enough counterspace or storage. Sink too small. Window looking onto back garden too small. Side window looks across an empty lot to an apartment building.
While keeping the character of the 1905 Brooklyn home, this 142 square foot kitchen was modernized and made more functional. Features include eco-friendly hand painted & glazed custom cabinets, soapstone countertop, marble topped baking station, and wide plank wood floor. For more info and photos, click here
I am quite inspired by new interpretations of a traditional form whether in home design, music or as in this month's feature, the performing arts. I love seeing boundaries expanded to create something completely new. Matthew Bourne reimagined the classic ballet Swan Lake with male swans. Not campy men in drag, but fierce, feral, aggressive wild swans. I saw the performance about 10 years ago in NY, and again earlier this month. It was just as brilliantly awesome as I remembered it.
Swan Lake website
Video interview with Matthew Bourne
| Mindful Living & Green Design --|Eat local and organic
A very articulate and passionate 11 year old Birke Baehr speaks at the TED convention about mindful farming and eating. Watch the 5 minute video here.