Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Someone cut my feet off

Because I've been standing on them non-stop, 11 hours a day, and they hate me for it. I apologize for the lack of posts. Work has eaten my life, and has apparently crippled my legs and feet. We've been doing this huge jewelry trade-show, which starts at 9 am and ends at 7 pm. Which means that I'm awake at 7 am, then standing on the metro for an hour to get to the show, then packing things up and leaving at 8pm, arriving home by 9, falling into bed, eating like a wild boar, wanting to cry but being to tired to cry, attempting to fall asleep but instead envisioning jewelry on plexiglass, and waking up to do it all over again. Well yesterday was the last day of that routine, THANK GOD. THANK YOU THANK YOU.

I woke up yesterday morning to the dark of the Paris dawn and the glow of white snow piled high on the surrounding rooftops. It looked sort of creepy and haunting against the dark blue morning. Anyway, I trekked to the metro, and I kid you not, I had this moment on my ride to work where I was like, "Is it morning or evening? Am I going to work or am I coming home?". I literally had no idea where I was in space or time. Rock on.

Well, that's the story of my last week and a half. It's not very exciting. But the following pieces of architecture are... They were my escape from work. I used them as my inspiration when I did my first architectural model at 16. Luis Barragán and Ricardo Bofill. I don't know who to credit the pics for as they've been in my computer for ages.

I'll start with Barragán:

These buildings (many of them were homes) were designed in the 60's in 70's and built in Mexico. I'm dying to take a trip to check some of them out. Barragán played with light, water, and color, which adds a light and soothing element to his designs.

And Bofill. The first time I saw this hotel I freaked out. I just think that it's pretty bad-ass. It's called "La Muralla Roja":

I think it's just so striking against the Spanish coastline.

Okay, hopefully I'll have some pics of my own to show you soon! My best best besty in the world is coming to Paris verrrrry soon and I'm freaking out in anticipation. I'm sure she and I will take pictures galore, so... yeah.
I'm going to go back to sleep now. It's a "Dreamy Tuesday" as Tara might say, and I'm spending it in bed and off of my feet.


mag100fou said...

Oh Texas is back! See I'm a regular reader :)
What a hellish you had, glad you're done with it...I'm not..plus I've been having major sleeping disorders..
Anyways, those pictures are amazing, just by looking at them, you feel like you're already somewhere else...I would kill to stay in that hotel!!

MrsKatherineA said...

Wow that hotel really is badass - all those pics are!

feeling for you with the trade show babe - I know those are so brutal! xoxo

Anonymous said...

That hotel is amazing, but I'm pretty sure that first shot is the Salk Institute by Louis Kahn.