c o n t e m p l a t i o n s a n d i n s p i r a t i o n s o f a n a r t i s a n j e w e l r y d e s i g n e r

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Stormy Skies

A momentary break in the storm last evening resulted in an interesting sky.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Best Of :: Travel Photos

Just spent some time looking through old travel photos (great reminiscing!) and thought I would share a few favorites from over the last few years. Travel continues to be one of my greatest sources of design inspiration.

 Bridge in Hoi An, Vietnam

 London Bridges, early morning over the Thames

 Young Monk Silhouette, Hue, Vietnam

 Sunset on Halong Bay, Vietnam

Evening in Valparaiso, Chile 

Buddhist Temple, Hue, Vietnam 

 Dusk in Istanbul, Turkey

Sunrise behind the Moai at Ahu Tongariki, Easter Island

Buddhist Temple, Luang Prabang, Laos

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

London :: one more

Took this early morning photo as the fog was lifting over the River Thames. 
I really like the atmospheric quality and the architecture of multiple bridges, 
including Tower Bridge in the distance.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

London :: iPhoneography

Just spent a few days across the pond in London. I lived there 35 years ago attending the University of London and spent some time this trip wandering down memory lane, as well as partaking of some of what is new in London. Unusually good weather accompanied me as I visited museums, did some traditional London-type things like tea at Fortnum and Mason, and ate at some wonderful places like Ottolenghi and Fifteen.

Didn't bring my big camera this trip and relied on my iPhone as my sole camera. Here are some of my snaps...

View of the Eye and the River Thames from the Westminster Bridge.

When I was a student at University College, University of London I did my Art History research in this library at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

This lovely walk through a stand of trees is in front of the Tate Modern.

The iconic red telephone booth! I was delighted to see that they have survived in this day of cell phones (or as the Brits say mobiles).

Another iconic piece of London architecture - Big Ben.

A pedestrian bridge across the Thames from St Paul's Cathedral by Sir Christopher Wren which connects to the Tate Modern and a nice walk to Burough Market.

This is the massive Chihuly installation at the Victoria and Albert. Ironically the day before I saw Dale Chihuly at the David Hockney exhibit at the Royal Academy.

English muffins in England! At the Burough Market.

Tea at Fortnum and Mason.