Libeskind @ Strand

Last night Rich and I went to see Daniel Libeskind get interviewed at The Strand bookstore.  Here are a couple of interesting anecdotes: Amongst his commissions, he designs private residences, but he’s never lived in a house – only apartments It took him 12 years to get his Jewish Museum Berlin built.  It opened at… Continue reading Libeskind @ Strand

Sydney’s Unique (Architectural) Style

Sydney has its own style – of architecture that is.  This post is going to be about architecture-I’ll save a bitchy Mr. Blackwell-style rant on some of the bad fashion I’ve seen here for later. It’s not just monuments like the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, rather there are a few neighbourhoods with a… Continue reading Sydney’s Unique (Architectural) Style

The Great Dane

Wendy and I are currently in Australia visiting her parents who live on Sydney’s Manly beach.  The easiest way to get to Manly from downtown is via the ferry – which happens to give you a phenomenal view of the Sydney Opera House.  Sadly, just after we got here we learned that John Utzon, the… Continue reading The Great Dane