Monday, September 24, 2007


one of my favorite organization, that I am involved with is putting on a home tour to raise money. For more information go to :

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Somerset Maugham:

"It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it
Earlier today, I was talking to a friend ( Terry)... a long a lengthy discussion, and as we were talking this quote pomped into my is one of the BEST quotes!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Seeking Knowledge

On Monday, I was a guest Crit at ASU College of Design. It was a lot of fun, going back to the university and studio atmosphere and seeing what others are doing. As I was sitting in reviews, one from another - I came to think that no matter what level in architecture one might be we all are always seeking knowledge. After pondering this thought for a while, I came to wonder does education end after we graduate from college, or does our real education start when we start our jobs and are out in the real world?

I know that personally, after graduating my yearning for knowledge and seeking it has increased. It might not always be in architecture, but it is about other things in life.

A couple of weeks ago I had the a chance to visit the great Artist Mahmoud Farchian studio and see some of his work at first hand. I was intoroduced to his work when I was 15 and had seen a couple of his work in The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and at the Smithsonian Institute in DC. I love this piece. It says alot... how every day we seek. We seek in books, we seek for knowledge, we seek in our souls, and we seek in each other to find our selves and to make our selves better.
This image reminded me so much of Shel Silverstein and the book the missing piece meet Big O. I love that book so much. I wish that I could get a copy of it ( it is on my wish list). This story is the BEST, and it means so much to me.

As we end the day, and lie in bed at night, we must end on a note - what did I accomplish today and what did I learn? Who did I meet that I can learn from and that I can roll with?

Sunday, September 09, 2007

the bourj Milad.... a beautiful piece of Architecture

the bourj while driving @ the speed of 65mph @ 2.30 am

the groom's car... only in Iran would a girl have flowers put on a car

Designers anyone?

for everything else thier is Mastercard... it is everywhere you want to be

D-Z...hmmmm delicious!

Me working the D-Z in a traditional place... this place was gorgeous

catching up on my Daily show even in Iran... and then watched the Departed
Bourne Ultimatum and Borat

On the train @ 5am...

Highrises and skyscarpers everywhere you go...check out the plasama tv...

water? or should i say VATA, the world's strongest man drinks VATA

the Shah's Royal Royce... felt so sorry for them

The Shah's bathroom... I wonder which one he would use know which one i used!?

Tehran's Contemporary Art Museum, and my mom OBESSION with this piece

Found a street that belongs to me... MARYAM ST

Iran trip: captured in time