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Gray Metal – jewelry cast from beach plastic

January 6, 2019

Gray Metal – jewelry cast from beach plastic

Well before the most recent wave of coverage of the crisis of plastic accumulating in our oceans, jeweler and artist Jesse Gray of Gray Metal started picking up beach plastic on Vancouver Island and casting some of it into jewelry.

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Eileen Gray – Transat Chair

April 7, 2013

Eileen Gray – Transat Chair

 

Superb modern chair by Eileen Gray, featured in a Guardian list this this week. It’s the Transat Chair (1925-30).

“The Transat chair is from the late 1920s, when Marcel Breuer, Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand were forging in tubular steel assertive icons of the machine age.

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Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright

January 8, 2012

Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright

Photography is only minimally allowed at Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter house in Arizona, Taliesin West, so most of these photographs are only exterior shots. I confess I’ve always been less impressed by FLW’s work that most are, so this post is not in praise of FLW or Taliesin West.

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The Man with the Golden Gun – James Bond

October 27, 2010

The Man with the Golden Gun – James Bond

So this is how the last energy crisis looked, in spy fiction anyway. The James Bond film The Man With the Golden Gun, 1974, which unfortunately starred Roger Moore rather than Sean Connery, revolves around the capture of an innovative solar energy device funded by the villain Scaramanga and coveted by MI5, which desires the world-dominating powers it confers for itself.

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A-frame Maritime Museum by CBK Van Norman

April 2, 2010

A-frame Maritime Museum by CBK Van Norman

I’ve always loved this building. It’s part of the Vancouver Maritime Museum and was built in 1966 to house the icebreaker St. Roch. You can just see the top of the mast through the upper window.

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