miércoles, 28 de diciembre de 2011

helen frankenthaler

Was an american abstract expressionist painter, considered one of the most important american artist of the XX century.
Trained by the mexican artist Rufino Tamayo.

She worked with a technique, known as "soak stain" which consists of heavily diluting the oil paint with turpentine so that the color would soak into the canvas, giving it the effect of watercolor, a technique also used by Jackson Pollock.

"A really good picture looks as if it's happened at once. It's an immediate image. For my own work, when a picture looks labored and overworked, and you can read in it—well, she did this and then she did that, and then she did that—there is something in it that has not got to do with beautiful art to me. And I usually throw these out, though I think very often it takes ten of those over-labored efforts to produce one really beautiful wrist motion that is synchronized with your head and heart, and you have it, and therefore it looks as if it were born in a minute."
 Frankenthaler (New York: Harry N Abrams, inc 1975, p.85)

Helen Frankenthaler, died yesterday, so this post is for her.
She left us her beautifull work.

martes, 27 de diciembre de 2011


It's been a while since I wrote something here, with the holidays there isn't much time.
I wanted to do a post about shoes, but  I found this amazing chair that I wanted to share with you.

This is the "fox & freeze 1" designed by fox and freeze.

It consists of two twisted parts assembled together (the base and the seat), made of one square sheet of synthetic felt, with rope to keep everything in place.

A simple chair made out of the same material, with some holes and twists, yet so complex, I wish I could understand the structure of this chair.
Can you imagine all the things that could be done with this same principles?
I can't wait to try it, if something good comes out, I'll show you how to do it.

miércoles, 21 de diciembre de 2011

my house

ok, so it's not really my house, but I could totally live here.
The woodwork is awesome.
This is an intervension by Tadashi Yoshimura Architects, what they did was a void in order to form a central porch that could connect the original structure of the house ( made 200 years ago), and the existing gardens with the new renovation, this also allowed natural light and ventilation throught the house.

For me this is good architecture, they perserved what was important (like the facede and structure of this japanese house), and they did only what was necessary.
A lot of architects would have teared the house down and would have done something completely diferent, in order to show that THEY did the house.
We architects have to have respect for the things that were there before us and we have to be patient.

convertible design

I love everything that converts, clothes, spaces, furniture, everything, they  save space and are functional.
Here`s a cool dress from Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony.

lunes, 19 de diciembre de 2011


what do you think of this stairs?

casa C-51 Abaton arquitectura.
It's floating in the middle of the room.
Looks like a sculpture.
I dont think the space needs the table, it distracts your view from the important thing.
Even though I like this, I dont think this is a space for a home, it looks more like a museum, and I would like it even more there.

black and white

black and white

Even thought I love colors, black and white are the ones I wear the most, they make me feel comfortable.

I think this coat is great, all the convertible things are.

lunes, 12 de diciembre de 2011

turquoise and black

turquoise and black

I love dresses, I love the way you put it on and you're all set theres nothing more to do.
Wish I could wear dresses everyday, but since I'm an architect, I have to go to the site a lot, I wear mostly jeans.

karl lagerfeld

Since I just posted a picture from Karl Lagerfeld, have you seen the new coleccion " Paris Bombay" from Chanel?

"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. 
Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, and what is happening."
-Coco Chanel

luis barragan

This is going to be a quick post. 
Here are the pictures of Luis Barragan's work.

 Casa Estudio Luis Barragan 1948

Convento de las Capuchinas, 1952

Casa Gilardi, 1976
Beautiful colors and space.
I'll talk more about this later on, I have to get to work.
Just wanted to leave this last picture.

This was taken in Torres de Satelite, (another work by Luis Barragan with Mathias Goeritz) by Karl Lagerfeld, I'm going to try to find more information about this, I couldn't find much right now.

viernes, 9 de diciembre de 2011

turquoise and orange

Turquoise and Orange

This drees and the one from yesteday are from designer Mary Katrantzou.
I really like the colors, all the posibillities they give you, so your outfit never looks the same.
What I like about this designer is that she is an architect grad who later on studied a master in textiles.
It's funny how sometimes you can end up doing something diferente from what you studied at first.
And it turns out you're great at it.
The greatest architects didn't even study to be architects.
And since I'm talking about colors and people who end up doing something else, I`ll show you the work of Luis Barragan, a mexican architect.
I don't even have to tell you how good an architect he is, you'll see it for yourself.
He has one of the most inspiring and mind blowing set of work where the key aspect of his spaces is the way that he handled form and colors just like the dresses from my last two posts have shown.

jueves, 8 de diciembre de 2011

x-mas me

X-MAS ME This could be the perfect outfit for christmas.


"Eventually everything connects—people, ideas, objects... the quality of the connections is the key to quality per se... I don't believe in this 'gifted few' concept, just in people doing things they are really interested in doing. They have a way of getting good at whatever it is".
Charles Eames
Charles and Ray in 1944 Christmas Card

I really look up to these people.
This quote is everything I belive in.
Doing whatever you're interested in.
And since it`s December I'm leaving here this picture.
A more extensive post about them later on.

miércoles, 7 de diciembre de 2011


This bag is the best.
Convertible straps.

 Erin Templeton

I think I found my christmas gift.


It seems as if the wall folded to become the stairs.

Haack House / 4D-Arquitectura


This is my first time in a blog.
Just wanted to share this chair that has been in my head for some time now.
It's the zig zag chair designed in 1934 by the dutch architect designer Gerrit Rietveld.