|This British Indian Style, or Anglo-Indian, based interior offers subtle elegance while remaining simple in its rustic, lodge-like nature. Global elements, such as the Indian frieze fragment displayed on the hearth and the traditional Indian octangular table juxtaposed against the modern, Phillipe Starck designed, molded plastic accessories and the contemporary blown glass pieces, give the space rich character, while also staying true to the style’s attribute of mixing forms and cultures. Sensitive use of color and the exceptional, Taj Mahal inspired, Tibetan rug heightens the sophistication of the room while other selections, such as the ample, 1920?s English leather armchair and patinaed trunk add an air of old world romance.||Sensitive use of color and the exceptional, Taj Mahal inspired, Tibetan rug heightens the sophistication of the room while other selections, such as the ample, 1920?s English leather armchair and patinaed trunk add an air of old world romance.
~ Prisma markers and colored pencils on vellum ~
Gracieux, French for “graceful”, is a fictional 1950’s era recording label of Parisian and New Orleans’ Jazz. Purchased by Asum GmBH of Augsburg, Germany, the label will begin remastering original recordings. The fictional client’s desired to have Beiedermeier furniture incorporated with that of the 50’s Jazz era.
Fluid, elegant & alive, Gracieux Recording’s skybox emphasizes not just Jazz as music, but Jazz as a way of life.
Inspirations are: Jazz, Mid-century Parisian design, American Creole design, 50’s Mod, Frederic Mechiche, a contemporary French designer, and John Vaccari, a contemporary New Orleans designer.
The photography incorporated is my own of New Orleans, the wallpaper is vintage hand stamped paper, and the elevations and plans were drawn in AutoCAD and rendered in PhotoShop.
I designed the logo from a photograph I took of an old record covers and ink smudges.
Library and Entertaining Space Samara Retirement Community Grand Rapids, Michigan
Samara Lake Retirement Community is a contemporary reflection of rich histories, and full lives, as residents are welcomed home to an environment that reflects nature through cool hues, natural textiles and materials, and expansive views of lake and woods. Clean, uncomplicated lines allow for the beauty of the natural honed architectural features to emerge in this Cape Cod-inspired setting that builds on the principles of New Urbanism. An immediate sense of community is established with the lakeside town setting of “main street” gathering spaces that provide group areas as well as “side street” areas for quiet, tete-a-tetes. Samara Lake is a place to call home that not only offers relaxation, but also inspires its residents for the next chapter in life.
These renderings are created in Google Sketchup and rendered in Photoshop.
Minimal, modern and thoughtfully designed, the Steel Case House is a “MoCo” update of Ray and Charles Eames Case Study House #8, built in the late 1940’s and 50’s by Arts and Architecture Magazine. Based around a “simple box” plan and combining readily available residential building components against a steel frame, the Steel Case House is an example of an open-to-the-outdoors, durable, long sustaining design. With today’s strong emphasis on conservation and unique home solutions, the Steel Case House sets precedence asa a blend of old and new, function and form, and modern but comfortable. The furnishings compliment the modern design and the artwork softens and personalizes the space.
These renderings are all created via Google Sketchup.
This rendering is done in pencil and Prisma markers and colored pencil on copy paper. The original drawing was done on vellum.