Architecture & Design

It took 18 years of rural living for Guerrilla Art for Curious People to surface. The idea popped into my brain because I love nothing more than discovering public art in unexpected places. Every time I'm surprised by an installation ...
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What I See When I See Smiths Falls - Part 2
This is the second in a series of visual love letters to Smiths Falls, one of my favourite towns in Eastern Ontario. You can find the first installment here ...
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What I See When I See Smiths Falls - Part 2
This is the first in a series of visual love letters to Smiths Falls, one of my favourite towns. I'm from Vancouver, and while there are great things about the westcoast, I have called rural Ottawa home for the past ...
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MTA Underground Art Museum - Part 1
I love riding New York's subway system - just not as much as I love walking the city. Riding necessitates paying attention to lines and stops and tracks - my mind can't wander for fear of ending up in who-knows-where ...
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The Sham of Best and Highest Use
This triplet of houses in Québec City defies the modern logic of "highest and best use" and its inherent rule of being "maximally productive." It flaunts every last morsel of economic thought except one: It is a keeper of history, ...
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Capital Building: A View from Washington - Part 3
Click here for Capital Building: A View from Washington - Part 1 Click here for Capital Building: A View from Washington - Part 2 Not Set in Stone: Memorials for the Future The National Park Service (NPS), the National Capital ...
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Capital Building: A View from Washington - Part 2
Click here for Capital Building: A View from Washington - Part 1 Having finally seen Washington, DC for myself this summer, it was great to connect with this presentation by Marcel Acosta, Executive Director of the National Capital Planning Commission ...
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Capital Building: A View from Washington - Part 1
In spite of the oppressive heat and humidity of August in Washington, D.C., I did what I like to do best: I walked around, looked at things and talked to people. This being my first trip to the capital, I ...
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Giving Grace to Utility
Excerpt: John Ruskin ~The Relation of Art to Use, 1870 Our subject of enquiry to-day, you will remember, is the mode in which fine art is founded upon, or may contribute to, the practical requirements of human life ...
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For the two years I attended trade school at Algonquin College, Perth became my second home. Between classes I photographed the countryside, explored abandoned buildings, foraged in antique shops and became a regular visitor to Riverguild's mezzanine, concocting a mental ...
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