Visions of Earth – @NatGeo

A breath-taking collection of images from National Geographic. My favourites include the raccoon ambush, the butterflies, the polar bear, frosty trees and red fox. How many favourites am I allowed? Images: National Geographic This post also appeared on SovereignProfessional.com.

The iconic Fallingwater featured in @Dezeen

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday is this week (apparently). Dezeen has a review and great pictures of his iconic Fallingwater, here.   Photograph by Robert P Ruschak, courtesy of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

The Ned – this looks superb

The Ned is a new hotel in the City of London, carved from the former Midland Bank designed by Sir Edwin “Ned” Lutyens. The public areas look fantastic:   The full story and images are on Dezeen.com, here.

Make (good) art – it’s what weekends are for – Nicholas Bate

Nicholas Bate exhorts us all to release the artist within and make art, in three easy steps: View lots of other art. Read lots of other art. Listen to lots of other art. Consider lots of other art. … The other two steps, here. It reminds me of Neil Gaiman’s address to the University of Arts […]

Make (good) art – it's what weekends are for – Nicholas Bate

Nicholas Bate exhorts us all to release the artist within and make art, in three easy steps: View lots of other art. Read lots of other art. Listen to lots of other art. Consider lots of other art. … The other two steps, here. It reminds me of Neil Gaiman’s address to the University of Arts […]

Trees

Fantastic photographs of tremendous trees: A forest-full, with info and credits, here.

Amazing staircase by Oscar Niemeyer

Isn’t this simply, elegantly beautiful? photo: todd eberle The Palace of Itamaraty, Brasilia, Oscar Niemeyer, 1970 From Exercices de Style, via Madame Scherzo

The illustrated alphabet of architects…

The alphabet was designed by Federico Babina and the full alphabet is featured on dezeen.com, here.

Reflections on Majesty

From Apricots and Apples, via Madame Scherzo

Boxy but Beautiful Buildings

If you love contemporary architecture then Contemporist is for you… …and some not so boxy:   Technorati Tags: Contemporist.com,architecture

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