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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Danish Modernist Transplants to Florida

A Homage to Danish Furniture Designers

Kim and Olga Nielsen have furnished their couplet of Siesta Key homes with chairs, tables, sofas, and other designs in nothing less than the designs of their fellow Scandinavians. Walking through the main and the guest houses feels like walking beside Arne Jacobsen, Nanna Ditzel, and Poul Kjaerholm, while the architecture envelopes the experience in Sarasota School of Architecture style.
Poul Kjaerholm image from

One piece most revered by the couple, who own a Scandinavian furniture store in Sarasota, is an Indian Summer red Egg sofa by Arne Jacobsen.
Photo credit: Modern Design
Hickory and other light woods used on the floors and baseboards soften the austerity of the furniture, 11-foot ceilings and an open floor plan expand the interior dimensions, and walls of sliders and French doors encapsulate views of the Gulf of Mexico. 

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Originally published in Housetrends magazine, Sarasota edition, Jan/Feb 2007 issue.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Catchup on blog: Writing and Peruvian Culture

Yes, there has been a lag time in my blogging as of late. It's time to search again for writing that pays, to consider ceasing writing altogether to simply go teach English as a Second Language, to improve my Internet savvy. Actually, while I am doing those things, I've been working on some things for this very blog.
A notice will appear in the near future.
Host family mother, Ingrid
Meanwhile I'm going shopping at Wong, a major Chinese grocery chain here in Lima, with my host family mother, Ingrid. Tamales and tilapia are on the shopping list. She has also told me, in Spanish of course because she has no English, that Wong carries soy products. Veg food, here I come!