Saturday, August 22, 2015

Universal Design and Harvard

I attended some continuing education about Universal Design Friday. I got to sample some great food and learn more about Universal Design. In case you don't know, I was invited to speak at a Harvard GSD Executive Education course on Universal Design this summer, right in the middle of my trip to Europe.  I still had a fabulous time everywhere I went. No complaints here.  I will be back in Europe this October as a mid-term visitor at TCU's study abroad program in Florence. We are working toward a full semester faculty exchange; I'd be teaching and living there for about 4 months!


Monday, August 17, 2015

Palma de Mallorca with my son Alec!


Marvelous Summer Escursion

After a family Mediterranean cruise, including Rome, Pompeii, Cagliari, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, & Monacco, mike and I continued our travels about 2 more weeks. We took a driving tour following the work of 2nd generation modern architect Carlo Scarpa and Renaissance architect Palladio. 

We had the most fabulous time celebrating or 25th wedding anniversary. Watch for more pics & posts soon.  This image was taken in Vicenza at the Castelvecchio.  Also found a great Furla handbag and Trussardi fragrance Donna. Love it all!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Family Christmas


I am so happy spending time with my family at the ranch in Santo! Alec, Mike, John, Daddy, 6 dogs and 2 cats!  I got some rest, watched movies, played 42, and spent quality time. I am so blessed and grateful for time with family!  Merry Christmas! 


Monday, December 22, 2014

New Music System

Listening to Christmas music on our new wireless system. It replaces our Bose that stopped working for the 30th time.  It is so cool!  We can listen via WIFI to music on our computer, Pandora, our cells & tablets.  Amazing! Great sound!  It's our gift to each other this year. 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Great Day

I had a hugely productive day today and it ended on great notes.  I administered a final at TCU, drove to Dallas and found great materials for an interiors project.  OMC, Of Many Colors, is a jazzy vocal and instrumental group, performed at and is a spinoff from our church, University Christian Church.  My husband is part of this ensemble. Their performance this evening was uplifting, joyful, inspiring - I was so moved and enthused!  We all met at a terrific bistro afterward. The people were every bit as enjoyable as the concert. So amazingly talented. 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Light Studies: Light Filtering Screens






Here are some of my 2nd year interior design students work.  The assignment was to utilize architectural precedent and a natural alive or once-living object for creating a light filtering pattern.  Students could use all sorts of design operations; folding, shifting, layering, bending, folding. repetition, rotation, gradation, etc......

Good job TCU 2nd year interior design students!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Bath Remodel

Someday, hopefully before I'm too old to enjoy it, I want to remodel my bathroom.  It is yellow tile from the 60's.  I saw this stand lavatory today that would be just about the ticket. Not so crazy about the faucet, but I like the rest.