December 4, 2014 § 1 Comment
Back to the mall today for some holiday shopping. In the winter, it’s an enjoyable place to take pictures of unordinary things and make them look extraordinary.
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January 16, 2014 § 5 Comments
A hole where the light fell through
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My friends Kris and Craig examine structures, patterns, and details through a different light and lens than most. Eclectic, artsy designers, they have an eye for whimsy and style. They make the functional fun and bold, splashing their playful ideas and amusements onto the walls, floors, and ceilings of their home.
I still remember the day years ago when they shared their plans for the new house they wanted to create. It took time to find a suburb willing to let them build a concrete house with artificial turf wallpaper and a goldfish bowl popping out from a bedroom wall. But they finally did, and it’s a superb fit for them and their daughter.
They and their home recently received a nice write-up in Modern Home Tours’ newsletter. Below is an excerpt from the story along with photos from their house.
Kris and her husband had a strong vision when it came to designing their home in Inver Grove Heights, a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota. The husband/wife team came up with the concept of a three-level, precast concrete home and drafted it out on paper themselves. They then handed off their specs to a drafter who helped develop the blueprints. Everything in the home is handpicked by Kris and her husband, who pored over the Internet to find kitchen appliances, plumbing, and light fixtures from all over the world.
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The light was sparse on Lake Calhoun tonight. Using some fancy manipulation, I brightened the image, creating an eerie, yet serene, scene: