Sunday, September 7, 2008

My City

I'd like to thank everyone who takes the time to read my blog. You have no idea how much it means to me. And thank you for all of the kind emails I receive.

I've been thinking about design a lot lately. Actually, this is nothing new, I tend to obsess about design. I started to prepare a boring treatise about design as art. As I looked over my writing, I grew weary - I can be so opinionated when it comes to design. There comes a time when we need to get beyond our positions and just be open to the beauty that is all around us. So today, instead of presenting too many words on a tireless subject, I'd just like to show you some of the beauty of my city. Hope you enjoy.

Cleveland. I never grow tired of her.

Last weekend my nephews visited and we went for a ride on the rapid. Have you ever thought about what a marvel the rapid is? Just look it at through the eyes of an eight-year old. This wonderful graphic pic was taken by my eight-year old nephew.

I noticed this cool ad as we waited for our train. Would make a great poster.

All the rapid stations have art displayed. I love these glass bricks.

The Chicle building is a fine example of post-industrial living. The nice guys who were washing their car told me that the building is made of recycled materials. I would love to see what the lofts look like.

A pizza shop had poetry all over its windows.
At the science center.

Kind of a boring Cleveland pic, everyone takes this pic. But it's still cool. The Rock Hall looks like the needle of an old-fashioned record player.

Cleveland's sky is a never-ending source of fascination. This day the sun shined gloriously on the soldiers' monument. While looking at this sky, I prayed for all the soldiers in Iraq. Please let them all come home safely.

There's a lot of new sidewalk art. This piece says: Things Change ... or .... Change Things ... depending on how you look at it.

These pods are made of solar panels and are the perfect mix of science and art.

There are so many fine artists in Cleveland. These were hand painted on the walls in a store in Tower City. I love them. Wish I'd painted them. It seems even hooded sweatshirts have been elevated to fine art. This one looks good enough to frame.

These lovely ladies are in the window of a new Vietnamese restaurant.

I discovered a new shop called DuoHome. They had many beautiful things, and reasonably priced. Things with yellow dots were on sale.

Love these!

My readers will not be surprised to learn that I could not resist this white vase. $16.00, not bad. Love the matte white finish. Think I'll go back and get that green one for SNL.

They have cute art. And just look at this fab light fixture.

Wouldn't this look great in an industrial loft, hanging over a large farm table? Think I'll make an appointment to see the Chicle lofts. And I'll be sure to take my camera with me.


Anonymous said...

That light fixture is hands-down one of my favorites. I'm going to have to find a way to craft my own. I'm thinking of christmas twinkle lights, some metal tubing and reusing the scraps from an old chandelier I bought.

Peggy said...

Hi Chrissy - thanks for visiting! I would love to see what you come up with! I'd like to take a stab at making something too!


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