- The Studio Shops At Warner Bros.: The Dream Factory (apartmenttherapy.com)
With Fresh Market Cafe in Tupelo, I was dealing with a MESS of an existing building. So our first job was to measure it and photograph it (yuk). _A very greasy, grimy, dirty job, but we did get it done. Next– get it into AutoCAD and begin space planning.
It was a scary scene reaching over and under all the old spaces from the original Bumper’s fast food space. Not easy. I”m showing you the “good” shot. AAAHHH the glamorous life of a designer…… But I don’t mind. Now comes the fun part.
We are completing the FRESH MARKET cafe’ in Tupelo, Ms this week. I’m very excited about their opening. We have gone through a lot to get there, but it has been a great experience. We were given a building that, in any other circumstance, would be a tear down situation. It was a mess! A big one. It had been a fast food restaurant and ignored for a year or two after it closed. I will tell you about the phases of this exciting but crazy project. This first photo, if I can find it, is the way we found the building.
This is actually showing the “good” side of the building.
We did reuse the structure. Gutted the interior and started over. So I suppose one would call this an adoptive reuse? Maybe not. But it is a very good “redo”.
I hope you enjoy the journey.
It is September 11th. 11 years ago I had an appointment in the World Trade Center, Tower One. My client’s secretary, who misunderstood my client’s instructions, mistakenly changed my appointment the evening before, to noon. So I was on the Upper East Side instead. Thank you, God. Let’s pray for our country and let’s make sure we do not forget.
New colors. New schemes. New patterns. What I am seeing are wild patterns, loose and organic. In this one I have added a more geometric pattern with it to hold it down and give it stability. The colors are sophisticated and fresh. Charcoal grays and paler grays are my neutrals. I’ll show you soon where these will be utilized. Upscale and fun. Yellows, grays, charcoal, off whites….simple.
The upcoming production of William Faulkner‘s novel “As I Lay Dying” has brought Faulkner back to life. According to Wikapedia, he wrote the novel in six weeks and he did not change a word of it. It was Faulkner’s fifth novel and consistently ranked among the best novels of 20th century literature. Recently, Faulkner came into my life as I designed the lobby for the New Albany, MS, Holiday Inn. He was born there, I was told. And so I used quotes from his novels and writings as the artwork for the hotel.
“Given the experience between pain and nothing, I would choose pain”. Wow.
Can’t wait to see what James Franco does with the movie.
Here is the link to the last TV segment.
How to update our homes with a bit of a contemporary touch. Just a few quick tips. FYI – graphics posted incorrectly: The blog is www.designer-diner.com
Hope you can check it out. The tips are good and easy to do.
Just to through it in, these are really neat. Yes, it looks like chicken wire with glass! I love the other two also. Looks like old, blown glass. And the “old look” light bulbs are about as new and hot as can be. Has a soft elegance about it, doesn’t it. Thomas Edison would be proud.
Yes, SNAKES! The latest and hottest look for your interiors is a snake-skin print. Whether it is vinyl, wool, or the real think(ugh), the look of a snake is it. And guess what. I like it…..a lot….. It can be so beautiful and so elegant.
And crocodile skin….also Yiks!
But so very elegant and rough at the same time. We are using this one in a hotel lobby in Austin, Texas. It will be perfect. It has just a subtle reference to an upscale cowboy boot. and look at these colors and texture. Can’t beat it.
You can add just a throw pillow and it will give you an updated look. Very nice.