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Abandoned Ellis Island buildings


Ellis Island, once the first stop for most immigrants to the United States, is now a tourist attraction and, as these pictures show, a partial ruin. At least the so-called ‘baggage and dormitory building’ is.

Ellis Island abandoned ‘baggage and Dormitory’ building Photo: Ian Ferrence

Millions of immigrants started their American Dream here. It’s hard to imagine these abandoned stairs, bathrooms and halls were witness to hopefuls from all parts of the world as they waited to be let in… or to be sent back to where they came from.

Abandoned bathroom on Ellis Island photo: Ian Ferrence

Ian Ference, urban archaeologist and photographer, posted these, and more, amazing shots on his blog. Check them out!

Abandoned wash basins at Ellis Island’s baggage and Dormitory Hall photo: Ian Ferrence

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Stunning bathtub views from 432 Park Avenue New York City; the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere


It has yet to be completed, but the artists impressions alone make for a big wow. 432 Park Avenue in New York’s swanky midtown area will be the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere once completed in 2015. Yes, that’s right, 2015. All images below are rendered images of what the building will, and interior could look like. The views will be hard to beat, that’s for sure. But I’m already dizzy with vertigo just THINKING of taking a bath there, so not for me.

images © dbox for CIM Group and Macklowe Properties

432 Park Avenue

Bathroom view in 432 Park Avenue

Artists impression 432 Park Avenue

I told you so…. bright pink and royal blue all the way


So yes, this happened.

Remember I told you about the exam I took a little under a year ago? I designed a twenties/Art Deco revamp of a dated house with great character. The lady examiner that graded me said that she loved my drawing style and gutsy design, but she detested my colour scheme.. bright fuchsia pink and royal blue. I knew for a fact that my colours were right on, especially considering the brief. But I kept it to myself as this lady was still to grade me. I passed, but with the extra remark that I needed to be aware of colour trends.

Imagine my pleasant surprise when I saw this post about a table revamp by Naomi Stein over at Design Manifest. I don’t want to say it but can’t help it…

I TOLD YOU SO!

Table revamp by Naomi Stein in post on Apartmenttherapy.com

My design for a revamp of a 1930’s house

 

My design for a revamp of a 1930’s house

 

Masculine Pinks? Valentine inspired interiors


I was going to call this post just ‘masculine pinks’. But I must admit that it is pretty hard if not impossible to find pink interiors that are not feminine. Alas, it’s Valentine’s Day and I must be able to ride the waves of commercialism too so here we go; 5 Valentine inspired interiors. Happy inspirations!