Started the week off well, the new apartment is now a reality and I am slowly but surely moving stuff in. It's been a mission that's for sure. Lots of energy in the office at moment with some really nice and some exciting work coming through, so that's always a bonus. Jobs of all different sorts, large open plan office to be done, building frontages in Northland, call centers to be re-modeled and 600 plus staff to move around, so all in all a pretty busy old time. Plus we turned a very heady 25 years old this week too. Hard to believe that really. So enough prattling on here's this weeks installment for you all. Take the time to have a look. I do know some people send this home and look through it there, so if you don't have the time, well take it home, and spread the word, it's all about being inspired and motivated enough to actually make a change. Last week a friend of mine from an architectural firm called me up and said that one of the images from last weeks blog has inspired him enough to making a change in his own office. That's pretty cool.
Open plan in a church, it's great to have height it adds so much to a space.
I just love the images that come out of Santorini.
The Sistine Chapel, Vatican City, an awe inspiring place to be be. I'm not a religious type of chap, but there is something here that you can feel.
Not normally my thing, but I had an uncle who lived in exactly this, he had his house full of Hotere's and other very expensive NZ art, it was a nice place to visit. he's gone now, pity.
I like the way these open plan offices are all different, beautiful space to play with.
Planet Design was 25 this past week, can you believe that, and did you know we still have our very first client as a current client. Grant, Paul, Justine ( over Paul's shoulder), Debbie ( our new young graduate who was 3 when we started) Kathryn who has been here since the start too, and Patrick who has been with us for 21 years. Kirsten is out of shot because she took it.My oh my where did the time go?
For those who have been waiting, here are the first images of my new apartment, it's a long way from being finished, but I am in and I am starting to get used to the space a bit more
Use big mirrors to make a space seem more open and larger then they actually are. I've also used a tin splash back in here as well which I'm really liking.
And lots of art, photos, painting, and even some knives ( I collect them as they are just stunning)
Check out the detail in this image
Clever little beach house
Love the work that has gone into these tables, just beautiful
Burning man they build the most amazing sculptures and then burn them down after the festival. It is visible from the space shuttle when the do it.