By Sheena on Apr 13 2012 |
We at EOA are architects but also artists, designers, tango dancers, woodworkers, rock climbers, yogis, foodies, cyclists, and bird watchers. We have long embraced the fact that our work is influenced by things outside the world of architecture. The ribbed hull of a wooden boat or the elaborate folds of a Dior dress can motivate the structure of a building. The slithering quality of rising smoke can inspire the flow of spaces on a floor plan. Here we will share some of the ideas and images that are, just like us, not strictly architecture, but that inspire and amaze us nonetheless. A dynamic young conductor, a photographer who is examining the world in a unique way, or simply a beautiful spoon; nothing is off limits.
As you may have read in our news section, we are currently designing a series of stores for Free People. This week Robin is in India with the Free People crew visiting suppliers, craftspeople and workshops. She is sending images of her journey via iPhone and I will post them here this week. Stay tuned!
By Sheena on Apr 10 2012 |
If you’re over here in West Chelsea you know that good, affordable lunch options are few and far between - even with the newly-opened Subway on 10th Avenue. If the idea of a $5 footlong was at all appetizing we would nonetheless stick to Bottino, our go-to takeout place for fresh and affordable sandwiches, salads and if we’re feeling really indulgent, lasagna. The ingredients are simple and fresh and if you don’t see exactly what you want on the menu, they’ll whip up any combination of components your heart desires. We’ll order from Bottino for important lunch meetings, cappuccino breaks, or mid-afternoon cookie cravings. Our favorites are the Tuscan Tuna and Fennel Salads, sandwiches on olive bread, and seasonal ingredient lemonades. While Bottino takeout is consistently delicious and quick for lunch we also love sitting in their well appointed next-door dining room for after-work libations and small plates.
Bottino's dining room
Bottino's bar area
By Sheena on Mar 09 2012 |