Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fall Home Tours

If you are looking to avoid the chaos that is TX/OU weekend, the Austin AIA Home Tour is this weekend. New to the tour this year is cell phone audio tours and its own iPhone app. I will be tweeting from the tour this weekend. You can find me @4squaresperinch.

Also mark your calendars for the Dallas AIA Home Tour on November 6-7, 2010. Yours truly and The Architect will be volunteering on the tour this year, so be sure to come say hello.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Architectural Webcams in Dallas

Bored one night and looking for something do on the internet? Want a mid-work break?

Check out the webcams for two of Dallas' architectural projects:

1. You can watch the construction of the Calatrava Bridge (aka, Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge or bridge to nowhere) here.

2. Or you can check in on the Woodall Rodgers Deck Park progress and the traffic scene here.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Music Philosophy Posters

Typography + Design + Music Quotes = Music Philosophy.
Each week a new music quote is posted. You can download the images as an iPhone wallpaper or purchase posters to hang in your home, office, etc. You can also submit song quotes you would like to see as a graphic.

To the right is a quote from one of my favorite Smiths songs, "There is a light that never goes out."

Image from Music Philosophy.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Potential buyer for the Statler HIlton?

According to Unfair Park it looks like Plano, TX based LIG Assets Inc. is putting together an offer to buy the Statler Hilton from its Hong Kong owners. LIG says they plan on turning it into a mixed use development with an "adult arcade." Whatever that means.

Read more about it here.