Final Boards

May 10, 2013 § 1 Comment

In an attempt to avoid writing about them, here are my final boards (minus the materials board, which I stupidly deconstructed prior to photographing). Explanations… forthcoming?

On Literature and Interior Design

Penguin Hotels

A Room with a View

Methodology... or Madness?



Orientation / Guest Rooms

Guest Rooms


Bar +

The materials board in progress, at least:

Thank God for Gorilla Tape!

Thank God for Gorilla Tape!

Drawing-Room sketch

April 22, 2013 § 2 Comments


NEXT and a bit more

April 15, 2013 § Leave a comment

Draft for the NEXT exhibit at the Corcoran


(The Revit model is just a placeholder for the time being. Drawing Room rendering in the works! (Soon.) And that text… oh that text. Another placeholder while I attempt to work with the 144 character limit.)



Here is the first sketch of reception. Note that the “view” isn’t really a view at all, but a live-stream projection… or just a custom wall covering (there’s some theoretical VE for you).

Salon 03: Sneak Preview

March 28, 2013 § 2 Comments

Salon 03 Sketches


March 15, 2013 § Leave a comment

Three C's

Because when you haven’t read the book, the book doesn’t matter.

Find the difference

March 6, 2013 § Leave a comment

Which of the following doesn’t fit?

  1. Know thyself.
  2. Beauty is chaos.
  3. Only connect….

If you chose “Beauty is chaos,” then you’re absolutely correct! “Know thyself” and “only connect” are actionable themes, whereas “beauty is chaos” is merely a statement—and an incredibly ambiguous and subjective one at that.

The inspiration for this outlier came from page 136, when Lucy tells Charlotte:

‘It makes such a difference when you see a person with beautiful things behind him unexpectedly. It really does; it makes an enormous difference….’

This idea is also supported by an article in The Independent, wherein Jay Merrick writes:

There is no ideal, dictatorial beauty in architecture, nor a precise definition of beauty—our experience of it is often momentary, unexpected, and contradictory. […] Beauty in any form always causes some form of emotional or intellectual chaos.

Nevertheless, a good verb is required. Something to do with muddle, perhaps? (And putting the quotes together for the first time, it becomes apparent that unexpectedness is key.) Whatever the final verbiage, though, the goal tied to this particular theme is to frame guests in momentary vignettes (à la Wes Anderson). Here’s a basic sketch to give you a better idea of what I mean:


Not beautiful yet… but they will be!

Simplify, simplify, simplify!

March 1, 2013 § Leave a comment


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