June 26, 2010

personal values

Rene Magritte is one of my favourite artists. As a young teenager, his work made me sit up and take notice of art as something that had the potential to be intelligent, political and witty - not just pretty pictures people stick up on their walls. I've seen many of his pieces in museums over the years and was thrilled to find this painting on exhibit at the San Francisco MOMA when we visited in April. Something about his work just tickles my brain.

Les valeurs personnelles, 1952

June 10, 2010

living room

Plans are finally afoot for a rather substantial addition to our house. Come next spring, we'll be adding a whole new structure pretty much replicating the main living space in the marvelous Eames house, aka Case Study House number 8. Don't quite know how we'll pull off any kind of R-value out of all those windows, but that's just pesky details.