Monthly Archives: May 2012

OFF THE WALL LIGHTING DESIGN

What about a wall that appears to be cracked open to reveal a bookcase inside? Cool! But check out what happens to this Tembolat Gugkaev designed wall feature after dark…I love it, do you?

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GONE FISHIN’ (For Wild Aquarium Design!)

Having gold fish in your home or office is great for your feng shui. I’m not so sure about keeping them in your toilet tank, however. Check out deMILKED for a wonderful post of 14 of the coolest and  most unusual fish tanks you’ll ever see. Pictured above is the Fish ‘n’ Flush and below is the Infinity Tank. The others include a sofa tank, a sink tank, and some very unusual designs you won’t want to miss.

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HEY HEY: AI WEI WEI @ DC

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I had the great good fortune to visit Washington, DC last week to get my art fix for the season! This Chinese Zodiac (Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads) installation by China’s preeminent dissident/artist Ai Wei Wei is breathtaking, don’t you think? BTW to discover what your Chinese zodiac sign is click here.

The piece below is a temporary exhibit from Ai Wei Wei and I didn’t get the name of it but it was a very powerful installation. When viewed from above one can see it is a map of China.There were a chair and a table imbedded into the support beams. You felt oppressed as you walked under the beam energy and I believe that was the artist’s intention.

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NATURE IN ARCHITECTURE

Here is the magnificent staircase of The Peabody Institute of the John Hopkins University in Baltimore. The architecture has wonderful feng shui. Do you think the architect was inspired by nature? This cross section of a nautilus shell should help you decide.

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WEBSITE COLORS ARE KEY TO GOOD FENG SHUI

I stumbled across an informative article about choosing the right color for your website. Jump here to read the article. I do strongly agree that color is a key feature in website design and feng shui design. Did you know you could feng shui your website? Feng Shui By Fishgirl not only does feng shui consultations on homes, I do websites, too. Contact katyallgeyer@mac.com today.

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WINSTON SALEM FUN DAY

Out of my skull waiting for my Skippy’s hotdog!

A perfect day in Winston Salem, NC includes a trip to Skippy’s Hot Dogs. I’ve written about them before and their quality is so consistently good it’s a no brainer…to avoid the inevitable lines go before noon. We arrived at 11:30AM and I ordered a Chicago classic dog even though I didn’t know what banana peppers are. The dog is so big I could only photograph half of it!

Chicago dog at Skippy’s in W-S.

Next on your agenda should be a trip to the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art. Currently they are showing some amazing works done by several artists all using paper as their medium. My favorite artist in the show was Simryn Gill who made “pearls” from entire copies of books or like this one below that was NOT in the show, National Geographics.

Simryn Gill’s “Pearls” made from an entire copy of a National Geographic magazine.

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OH MORROCCO!

Here’s a great example of how you can still have a predominantly neutral color scheme in your home but with accessories like pillows, lamps, or window treatments you can add a burst of color that transforms the space into WOW! Pictured here is one of many Morroccan design ideas (click the link to see more) from Inter4Designs. If you get tired of this theme, it’s super easy to switch out your cushion covers to another color or pattern with the seasons or with your mood.

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