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6th Annual Dallas Modern Home Tour

We attended the White Rock Home Tour last year and really enjoyed it. Unfortunately we can't make it this year. Bummer!

For 2011 the tour features five modern homes, an opening reception at Design Within Reach and meet-and-greets with notable architects. Plus, the proceeds benefit an area school, Hexter Elementary.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the event. For more details and ticket locations visit the website...

6th Annual White Rock Home Tour
April 16-17, 2011

Speaker Reception- April 15

Roadtrip Adventures: Plan a roadtrip and find things to do plus great deals on hotels stays at Expedia!

Weave a New Fender

Concept cars are cool. But where does "concept" end?

The idea behind most concept cars is to prove feasibility or test new design ideas. Constructed mostly of bamboo and rattan, the Phoenix is intended to offer a glimpse of sustainable car design. I think this project might be more accurately described as a "fantasy" car.

The gearhead in me wants to dismiss this effort, by furniture designer Kennith Cobonpue, as merely art masquerading as a car. But I applaud his effort to explore new materials, as well as some really old ones.

Here's more info from our friends at Unica Home...

Concept Car by Kennith Cobonpue


Goff Exhibit at Price Tower

Hey gang, here's a great idea for anyone who hasn't seen this excellent exhibit yet- drive to Bartlesville! That's right. You've got a month left to see this unique glimpse into the far out world of Bruce Goff.

Jackie and I ran up the turnpike last October to see Bruce Goff: A Creative Mind at the Fred Jones Museum in Norman, OK. The exhibit is currently at the Price Tower Arts Center through April.

The exhibit is dedicated to Goff's designed-but-never-built projects. Visitors are taken on a virtual tour through the magic of fancy computer stuff! Projects never realized come to life through photo-realistic 3D renderings. Even the ill-fated Shin-enkan (lost to arson in 1996) has been reimagined for this show.

A selection of Goff's original drawings are also on display, but it's the 3D animations that kick it up a notch. The video creations, made by Skyline Ink Animation Studios of Oklahoma City, are truly the main event. Watching as the "camera" fl…

Historic School Threatened

We first told you about the unique Phillis Wheatley School in New Orleans, and the efforts of the World Monuments Fund to save it, back in October 2009.

The good news- the building is still there.

The bad news is the structure isn't getting any better, and a permit for demolition was recently requested.

A petition asking the Mayor of New Orleans, Mitchell Landrieu, to stop the plan to demolish the school building has been circulated. The letter cites the school's importance to the black community as well as its unique architecture. Currently the petition has nearly 1100 signatures.

Built in 1954, the school's cantilever design is unique to say the least. It takes advantage of its own footprint to provide much needed shade from the noon-day sun. A plan for a possible re-use of the site has even been proposed by DOCOMO-Louisiana.

You can help by signing the petition...

Save the Phillis Wheatley School

Photo Tour: Various Tulsa Homes

A few snapshots of our favorite houses in T-Town. This is not an exhaustive list- just a selection of cool pads that we thought were worth sharing.

Somewhere west of Lewis.


University Club Tower isn't Tulsa's only modern high-rise. The award-winning 2300 Riverside from 1963 is pretty mod too!

This displaced motel is actually a home in Johansen Acres.

This is a great house located near 31st and Lewis.

One of my all-time favorites- the Sanditen House on South Utica.

This is a pretty neat house- but that's a really awesome roof! It's just west of Harvard behind Edison High School.


Another modern little abode near 43rd and Harvard.

And let's not forget the Lustron on North Harvard!

This house has some killer curb appeal.


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