November 5

1. Architecture: 
I've been super impressed by Irving Smith Jack Architects after coming across one of their projects earlier this month; offSET Shed House, I quickly looked up more of their work. offSET Shed House has a floor plan that responds well to both life and the environment; the house opens to the south coast and invites one outside in the warm summer months, controlling the amount of solar exposure through external shades, but then enables an internalisation in the winter, providing shelter from the southern exposure by the offset form, and opening up to the precious northern light. I love the materiality both inside and out, it appears to be built to last through harsh elements, but not at the expense of either beauty or comfort in any way.

offSET Shed House - Irving Smith Jack Architects


offSET Shed House - Irving Smith Jack Architects

offSET Shed House - Irving Smith Jack Architects


offSET Shed House - Irving Smith Jack Architects

offSET Shed House - Irving Smith Jack Architects

offSET Shed House - Irving Smith Jack Architects

offSET Shed House - Irving Smith Jack Architects


2. Design: 
Ferrolic
A Ferric Clock designed by Zelf Coleman, quite possibly the coolest clock I’ve seen.  Using embedded electromagnets, it controls the displays ferrofluid to show the time. The ferrofluid is a black liquid that is made up of suspended magnetic particles that respond to the electromagnets, and they look like little swimming organisms. So cool. 





3. / 4. Art / Music:
Rolling Art and Music into one, I came across this great track by Movement called 5.57. Loved it. So, as one should always do when they find something they love, I looked a little deeper. I was rewarded when I found this wicked video by Kevin Millet that explores fruit picking in the Okanagan Valley. I found it fascinating, beautiful portraits of some very interesting people, an overall exceptionally video.  Not to mention its one of my favourite parts of BC.


S W E E T C H E R R Y from Kevin Millet on Vimeo.


5. DesignDad:
"Facet Deer" is a painting I recently finished up, the first I've completed in a line of study I’m working on called Fascinating Animals, using acrylics on 36” x 36” canvas. It seems that as soon as it was completed, it was off to a new home (some paintings are harder to release than others), but I'm happy in knowing it has a great new family, and a nice wall to rest on. 

"Facet Deer", Acrylic on Canvas, 36"x36", by Jay Meyer