Urban Alchemy

by bronxelf

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These are random moments in the life of an indecent designer and the city she loves.

To read my grudging babblings about design, click the button.

And can we really measure
If we think we're any better
than that skyline that goes on and on
forever, on and on...."

- Less Than Jake: Is This Thing On?

Everybody in this world wants the same damned thing-
just not at the same time.

-Chris Orbach: Jane

I could be condemned to hell for every sin but littering."

- Soul Coughing: Idiot Kings

I am a female, carbon based lifeform.
I am a New York City Native.
I am a Design Professional.
I take photographs.
I also sculpt, paint, create mosaics, and play with weapons.

And sometimes, I even dance about Architecture.

What I see, is what you get.

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Damned Good Design just got published again. :D

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Second time a project of mine has been picked up by the flooring company. I designed the whole room though-- it was a very complex installation in Virginia (yes, THAT one.)

if you want to see the actual page (and the other photos) this is the linky.
7th Oct 2005, 20:21   | tags:,,,

Viv says:

well done - like the damned good design tag!

8th Oct 2005, 03:20

Viv says:

just looked at link and realised its the name of your company - should have guessed

8th Oct 2005, 03:23

bronxelf says:

:) I was just about to say..."It's the name of the company..." Thank you!

DGD was also published by Globus last year as well, for a different kitchen installation in Washington, DC, which of I have a good before/after photo set here (linky)

8th Oct 2005, 03:36

Dhamaka says:

great work b'efl. But you know that *grins*

8th Oct 2005, 08:02

bronxelf says:

Yeah, this one was hard. It was a really complex installation and had several awkward design problems.

That, and this type of look is entirely *not me*. But it's not about me, it's just what the client wants. They have to live with it-- I don't. In the end though, I know theyre very happy, and their kitchen is much more effiecient and fucntional now.

8th Oct 2005, 08:07

Dhamaka says:

very professional. If I get the money and decide I wanna stay where I am (the latter is as unlikely as the former likely) I'll get you to sort the place out for me

8th Oct 2005, 08:16

bronxelf says:

the people In DC waited 14 years to have their kitchen done, and they're really, really happy they did.

8th Oct 2005, 08:19

Dhamaka says:

another success story by Bronxelf... *grins*

feeling any better yet?

8th Oct 2005, 13:04

daz says:

Very well done! :D

8th Oct 2005, 13:10

Viv says:

yeah I looked at links to that kitchen when I was stalker mum - an amazing project
good to be able to see it in the before after context

8th Oct 2005, 16:00

Joe says:

Aceness! :D

8th Oct 2005, 16:03

Dhamaka says:

Viv - makes it sound like you've had a Dr Who regeneration - 'Stalker Mum to Viv in the gap between series..'

8th Oct 2005, 16:45

bronxelf says:

Not really feeling better. I was going to go to the Met today with friends, but I just received a txt message that indicates I should cancel those plans and stay here. :/

8th Oct 2005, 17:47

Viv says:

Change was subtle D :)

8th Oct 2005, 18:37

Dhamaka says:

I'm sorry B'elf. Maybe it's for the best and will help you rest a little? I'm staying in because I'm exhausted and I've got work to do. Talking of which, I had better get on with it

8th Oct 2005, 18:39

Dhamaka says:

BTW, I'll take your word for it Viv

8th Oct 2005, 18:40

Geodyne says:

How did I miss this?

IMO. this makes it worth the pain this job caused you.

9th Oct 2005, 21:55

bronxelf says:

whooo that's a tough call, lady.

Also, Ive finally snapped. Please check the comm. where you proclaimed your love to a fellow aussie.

9th Oct 2005, 21:56

bronxelf says:

I will get some before/after shots of this one up. This one is really dramatic in terms of style change, as opposed to contruction, like in DC.

9th Oct 2005, 23:10

ed hardy(wanghuanju520-at-sina-dot-cn) says:

Fantastic design there Av. If I ever have a room that needs a redesign I know who to ask.

18th Oct 2010, 03:41

bronxelf says:

Thanks. :)

18th Oct 2010, 03:52