In Portland, located between a landfill and an oddly placed Whole Foods, is Kennebec Street. Once a shipping and warehouse center of Portland, it is now broken down, decaying, and neglected. The pavement is cracked and worn away from years of disrepair, revealing the old cobblestone pathways that used to cross through Portland. Though not a destination, and certainly nowhere one would want to be at night, there is far from nothing to see there.
Miles away from the interstate, hidden in a small, mountain town in Maine, is something quite remarkable. Behind two sets of fences stare two giant, endangered beasts: Rosie and Opal, the two residents of the Hope Elephant Preserve. These Asian elephant matriarchs, saved from abuse at circuses, now call this small town home. At the facility, they are given proper diet and exercise, which they likely have not had in their entire lives.
They are the spokes-elephants of Maine’s fight against poaching.
A collection of hanging tubes and the wires that support that. Almost sounds like a political insult.
This installation was yellow, but I thought the stark contrast between the wires and the tubes was more interesting than the color.
Snapped this pic at a booth at the ADHDS 2014. Despite a large collection of glasswork there, this particular booth showed some of the most impressive combinations of glass and backlighting.
Met this skinny gentleman at the Architectural Digest Home Show. One of the exhibitors painted this skeleton (real, mind you) with one of their newest paints. He was kind enough to pose for a portrait.
Makes me wonder if he would have minded in life.
Over the next three days, Bertoni Media is in New York shooting for Lori Morris Design at the Architectural Digest Home Show.
Featuring floral design by Preston Bailey, the centerpiece is an elaborate rose tree that has been garnering stares and wonderment.
They are also running a contest to guess the number of roses used in the display, simply tweet with the hashtag #HowManyRoses to enter for a chance to win a Pebble Smart Watch.