Monday, February 22, 2010

Ryan McGinley's Olympic Portfolio

I'm loving Ryan McGinley's photographs of the 2010 winter games. He provides a fresh perspective to the genre of sports photography. To see me ore of his work visit:

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Fisher Building

Detroit has a lot of really great architecture. The Fisher Building has to be my favorite and I'm fortunate to work right next door to it. The Art Deco skyscraper was built in 1928 by Albert Kahn and has been surprisingly well preserved. There are so many great details in the building that I love including gold engraved elevators & letter boxes, catacomb like tunnels that connect the buildings underground, and amazing light fixtures.

An inside view of the light fixtures by William Zbaren.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Detroit Ice House

Artists Greggory Holm and Matthew Radune covered an abandoned house in ice to draw attention to the nation's housing crisis. They picked the house, which had been up for demolition, from Detroit's land bank. In return, they agreed to pay the back taxes on another foreclosed house so that a Detroit woman could move in. They have since finished their project and have stopped icing the house, but Trish and managed to visit the house before the sun took too much away.

To learn more about the project or to see amazing photos of the house fully iced, visit these sites: & Detroit News

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

We decided to spend Valentine's Day like most fourth graders would. We went ice skating and enjoyed some delicious concession stand treats. Anchorman was on and it reminded me just how fabulous Will Ferrell is.