Saturday, 16 August 2008

Desperately seeking SPACE!

I'm not sure if it has anything to do with where I grew up - but I have a huge desire and yearning for space.  Lots of space, as far as the eye can see kind of space.  I wonder how this fits in with the urban me?  I've lived in large urban centers for the past 9 years, I grew up in suburban Calgary (bored out of my mind if I remember correctly), but now yearn for a bit of rurality.  The closest I got to the best of both worlds was Montreal - living in the urban part, but with easy access to the outdoors.  I understand the yearning for a McMansion - the idea that space is liberating, but my logic tells me they are a bad idea.  I know that sharing is good in theory (resources split between people etc...), but I don't really like sharing.  What's a girl to do?  If anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear them!

Sunday, 10 August 2008

The Olympics

I love the Olympics, I spent today watching BBC coverage online.  I wish I could get Canadian coverage here, as its weird not to have the Cdn focus of the commentary.   But no matter what I love it!  I basically spent the day watching online (which is fabulous, as you aren't limited by what the television shows, you can flip between events).  I wish I could go to the Olympics, hopefully my sister and I will get tickets for the winter Olympics in Vancouver - it'll be just like when we were little, but I won't be bored at Cirque du Soleil, and we'll go to as many events as we can get our hands on tickets for, oh how I can't wait, but I'm very excited to watch these ones, if only I didn't have to go to work.  Image for the opening ceremonies above comes from

Monday, 4 August 2008

Architectually Annoyed

I'm starting to get annoyed with architecture within the green blogosphere. It seems to be the major thing people talk about. I know its important, as a great deal of energy usage is dependant on buildings. As an avid reader of green stuff I'm just getting bored, annoyed, and hoping for something new. This image is from inhabitat here, and is a concept proposal by Juan Herreros Architects

Sunday, 3 August 2008

Summer of Hardly any Posts

Sorry about the lack of posts. It seems as if I've been rather busy (thank goodness for that). Spending lots of time gallivanting around London and elsewhere a little too. I've been busy working as well - you know jobs and stuff. I'm working on Nobel Textiles - very cool project, my job is organization for the exhibition, its sure a lot of work, but its very exciting. Its going to be amazing, I can't wait to see all of the designer's final exhibitions! If you want to check out my photos from some of my recent trips - check A Brave Toned Timid Girl. The summer has become very social - which is awesome, and I'm enjoying discovering the city, and all the fun things going on. I'll have more interesting posts soon - I promise.