I was so enthralled during my one-on-one tour of this Frank Lloyd Wright house in Phoenix that I walked away with way too few written notes and quotes for my liking. I’d showed up with a laptop, expecting to sit down for the interview with architect Victor Sidy and tap away the transcription, but instead I spent almost all of the 2½ hours on my feet, perusing the property and peppering him with questions about the site.
I am an unabashed fan of modern architecture,* so whenever I get to interview homeowners who live in modern houses, there’s always some envy involved. And I always admire how the best architects like David Webber are able to marry an artist’s eye and an engineer’s brain to conceive such a beautiful, functional result.
That said, though, whenever I see a sleek, minimal line of kitchen cabinets, it makes me wonder where the homeowners keep all their paper towels and bottled water when they come back from Costco (especially if their garage is really just an enclosed carport).
“Across Japan, chefs at The Ritz-Carlton consider every component of the dishes they create to ensure that only the finest, freshest ingredients are incorporated into dishes that also pay deep respect to the region in which they’re served.”
“For thousands of years, people have used fire to cook. Only more recently has its aromatic essence, smoke, begun to infuse dishes and cocktails with its heavenly flavor, elevating classic recipes to new heights by infusing them with unique depth.”
A few of my favorite former co-workers just celebrated the two-year anniversary of founding their own boutique content agency. Check them out, if only because every once in a while they throw me a writing gig. This one profiles a home outside Santa Fe that went through a stellar remodel, thanks to French & French Interiors.
I’m particularly pleased that they let me use the word fenestration. I don’t think I’ll ever be writing an article that naturally incorporates defenestration,* so this shall suffice as my close happy second.
* It means “throwing someone (or, less thrillingly, something) out a window.”
Who decided that needed its own word?
“When news broke that streaks and slope lines on the surface of Mars might have been caused by water, it revitalized discussion about whether the Red Planet could also be sustaining some forms of life. It also inspired us to take a look some 37 million miles closer to home to spotlight some of the most extraordinary sights and sites on Earth … all made possible thanks to good old H20.”
Head here for the full piece (and look at some amazing photos)
at Delta Faucet’s “Inspired Living” site.
“No more ‘Bless This Mess.’ It’s time to repress it.
We’re not advocating a full-on KonMari kitchen.
But only the items below truly merit permanent
residency on your countertops; the rest should
probably be stowed in a cabinet or drawer until
you actually need to use them.”
Head here for the full piece at Delta Faucet’s “Inspired Living” site.
“We’ve all heard the joke: The doctor poked and prodded someone’s backside, ‘and he didn’t even buy me dinner first!’ ” After a colonoscopy, “You, my friend, have earned that nice dinner. ” Vim & Vigor magazine, Spring 2016
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