All Work and No Play Makes Chris a Dull Architect!


I woke up at 4:30 in the morning to embark on recent fishing excursion here on the Connecticut River.  I was justly rewarded for my efforts.  This whopper is a Pike. After admiring (and documenting) my catch I released him back into the river unharmed.  I have been wetting my line in village ponds, rivers and lakes since I was a lad on Long Island.

There’s always some new place to try out.  Last weekend was the first time I fished in the legendary Beaverkill River, located in the Catskills of New York. I landed a 14 inch brown trout.  Don’t believe me?  Photos to follow.  For now…I’ve gone fishin’………..

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International Contemporary Furniture Fair



The 26th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair, North America’s platform for global design, will map the newest frontier of what’s best and what’s next at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, May 17-20, 2014.

peel-fame-7059_0  This interesting chair is from Inside Norway.  My heritage is Norwegian and Scandanavian design is typically clean and comfortable.  Just what I like!

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Nautilus Architects is a finalist for the Innovation In Design 2014 Award



Nautilus Architects has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 Connecticut Cottages & Gardens Innovation In Design Award for architecture.

Design submissions will be judged by an exclusive panel of judges comprised of key influencers in the design industry of their respective fields.

I will be attending, and the winners will be announced, at the Awards Gala scheduled for May 2014 at the Greenwich Country Club. Winning projects will be featured in the July/August 2014 issue of CTC&G.

I am genuinely excited to be a finalist for the Innovation In Design 2014 award for architecture.

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A little light over here please!



These paper bubble lamps were designed by George Nelson (see below) and are available through DWR (Design Within Reach).  I’m considering using them in a current project for a family that loves modern design.

Architect, George Nelson

Architect, George Nelson

Architect George Nelson, who was Herman Miller’s design director from 1946 to 1972, said: “Every truly original idea seems to find its most important expression in a chair.” And then he blew the doors off lighting design. When Nelson was outfitting his office, he coveted a silk-covered Swedish hanging lamp but found it prohibitively expensive. He then recalled seeing a photo in the paper of Liberty ships being mothballed “by having the decks covered with netting and then being sprayed with a self-webbing plastic,” said Nelson. “And then, Whammo!” Inspiration struck, and by the next night, Nelson had designed his first Bubble Lamp® (1947), using a spray coating of translucent plastic polymer over a skeleton of steel wire. “When you put a light in it, it glowed.”

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