Today’s newsletter’ installment brought a welcome surprise: Epiphany hotel in Palo Alto.
I gotta say: it is rather pleasant, to see drawings and pictures living in one’s mind – being implemented into reality. Of course, I also see “value engineering” at work: several rather nice features that we conceived few yrs ago got vanished (angled wood accent wall at Reception, f.ex, the tray-over-settee in the guestrooms, or the spiral stair treatment – that I spent so much time over!) On the other hand, other items got developed into a nicer, cleaner statements – like forged steel screen at the restaurant’ entrance, and a cute “round bar section”/button in seating group upholstery.
You can find more pictures here. I do, of course, have my own drawings in portfolio – which I show only to potential employers and clients, and only for the purpose of illustrating my skills.
But, oh, how these pics brought in the memories of that difficult year!