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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Nora.

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As promised, this is the only photo of Nora I believe I have.

I didn't take it- I think one of her kids did. She had given it to me to use for a design
project (I was designing an assisted living facility at the time.)I'd known Nora my whole life. And in the past several years, though her mind was perfectly fine, her body had begun to become more and more fragile. She had help at home for a few hours a day, but eventually, it was safer for her to move out of her apartment (She'd probably been there for near 50 years.) and into a care facility.Though the people who moved into her apartment are very nice, it's just not the same. And now that she's really gone, I'm just very sad. :(
22nd Oct 2006, 10:48   | tags:

Geodyne says:

Such kind eyes.

22nd Oct 2006, 10:52

bronxelf says:

She was a smart, funny lady. Didn't take any crap from anyone, either. :)

She played a mean piano. And for some reason, had a completely incongruous chartreuse lamp in her living room (that she kept insisting I should have, but I never took.)

22nd Oct 2006, 10:54

Xochizlan says:

She seems like such a wonderful person. I wish I could have met her.

22nd Oct 2006, 18:48

bronxelf says:

And of course it couldn't be the one person on my floor I don't like... It had to be someone I like.

22nd Oct 2006, 22:10

Viv says:

Just be grateful for her life and glad that she remained herself until her death
hope it was a peaceful going

23rd Oct 2006, 18:09

Caine says:

What a lovely lady. It is very sad she's gone, but it seems she left many a memory behind, and had a good life.

24th Oct 2006, 00:45

factotum says:

*raises a glass to Nora, her chartreuse lamp and people we've known our whole lives!

24th Oct 2006, 00:57

EVILMINK269 says:

*Hugs* for your sadness....

25th Oct 2006, 06:45