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One of my favorite parts in the Interior Design process is drawing the renderings. After working with the client and learning their style and what they gravitate to, I come up with a variety of options of materials, colors, and layouts for them to pick from.  The renderings really help the client understand their space. Together we narrow down the different options and I do a final rendering for them. The renderings have also helped the contractors see the space in perspective and they seem to like to refer to it along with their construction documents. Below is a rendering for a kitchen renovation that I am working on in Sanford, Maine.

Rendering (zoomed in)

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A few weeks ago I was off to a good friends wedding in South Carolina and decided I would try sewing my own dress for it (even though I am still a rookie seamstress with only three other pieces under my belt.)  I figured since it was going to be a casual beach wedding it would be the perfect venue to experiment.   I have learned that I am not a pattern follower at all so for this dress I bypassed a pattern altogether and came up with my own design.  Here is the end result.

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Along Spain’s northwest coast in the town of A Coruña, Ensamble Studio designed and built a 270-square-foot guest house that blurs the lines between nature and architecture. Their process was extremely imaginative with a touch of humor and an element of surprise.  They used hay bails to create the cavity for their concrete rock cave. Once the concrete was hard they punctured an opening and brought in a hungry calf to eat its way through the space.  The hay left behind beautiful impressions on the walls and crazy stalactite formations on the ceiling. This must have been a fun project to work on. Amazing results!

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Looking at George Steinmetz ‘s photographs brings back that longing inside me to travel, to experience the beauty of the world and the excitement of the unknown. And boy does he do it in the most unusual and interesting way…photographing while piloting a motorized paraglider.  “This experimental aircraft enables him to capture unique images of the world, inaccessible by traditional aircraft and most other modes of transportation.” He is a regular contributor to National Geographic and GEO Magazines.  What a dream job! Definitely check out his website to see more of his incredible work. here

Salt making –  northern Niger

What amazing colors, shapes, and textures!

Teguidda-n-Tessoumt – Niger