Saturday, October 9, 2010

New Bosch Compound Miter Saw

Had a great radio show this morning!  I want to thank those of you that got up early and tuned in.  For those of you that found the Tool segament compelling with our discussion on the new Bosch Compound Miter Saw I'm testing.  Check out this video.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Vegas Ideas..

Yep. I find inspiration everywhere. I'm always on the lookout for something, anything, that looks good in structure. When I'm in a city I'm always at the ready to shoot a pic of something architecturally worthy. There is a reason they call Las Vegas the 'Architects Playground'. I didn't have alot of time to look around, but almost everywhere we went, I saw something I could incorporate into the new showroom. Here's some of my favorites.

This is a recycled lumber wall.  Not like this is super original or anything.  What made this stand out was the environment it was in.  This is in the new Aria Hotel.  Super Futuristic and modern, with this rustic wall right in the middle of it.  Love the contrast.
Then there is this magnificent structure in the middle of the shopping mall.  This is a restaurant.  Al made of wood engineered beams.  It is gigantic.  See that little spec of spec at the bottom left hand side?  That's a woman.  I stared at this thing in awe for an extended period of time.  Can you say Holy Boat building Batman?

Then of course, the over the top stuff you can only get away with in Vegas.  Like this ceiling, in the carport of all places in Cesaers Palace.  It hurt my head looking at this hungover after a long night, but there is one thing for certain, somebody spent an awful lot of time painting that ceiling.

Vegas Baby!

So last week we went out to Las Vegas as one of our friends was competing in the Ms.Olympia Figure Championship!  We are all so proud of Carin Hawkins amazing rise to stardom in the world of fitness.  She placed 12th!  That may not seem like an impressive finishing position until you consider that this is the biggest event in bodybuilding, it's basically the World Championship, and just getting on the stage at this uber prestigious event is an accomplishment conquered by only the elite of the industry.  So WAY TO GO CARIN!!!
So of course while we are there, I'm checking out every architectural detail in the Playground of Architects.  I saw so much neat stuff I got architecture overload.  I got a ton of great ideas for the new showroom and just can't wait to put them to use.  So much cool stuff.  I don't have time to upload all the images right now, but I'll get a few up soon.  Let's just let this post say Yeaaaaa!!! CARIN!!