The Cool House: California
Showing posts with label California. Show all posts
Showing posts with label California. Show all posts

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Santa Monica Evening

The quintessential Santa Monica beach experience in four shots:

Santa Monica Pier

Filming an Italian movie on the beach - the girls in red swimsuits, the boys playing volleyball and all Frankie Avalon look-alikes - Baywatch with a touch of sixties teen Beach Movies

One of a whole salad of vegetable-mimicking seaweed

Dipping toes in the cold Pacific ocean
Have I mentioned how much I love the west coast?

Friday, November 13, 2009

Getty Museum

With all the reupholstery/renovation/yard/maintenance drama that's been happening on the home front I completely forgot to post some of the photos from LA where we ended up after our trip to Palm Springs. So, with minimal commentary, this is what we packed into 4 hours one afternoon...

The breathtaking architecture that is the Richard Meier designed Getty Center

The juxtaposition of rough and smooth surfaces

The Robert Irwin designed Central Garden at The Getty Museum - a growing maze in a water-filled arena. Stunning!

More hard/soft shapes and textures

Feeding my Magritte obsession

The plaza at the end of the day.
That's just the exterior, the Getty collection is just as stunning - as anyone who saw last week's Project Runway 6 will attest to. More from California tomorrow.