From the monthly archives: "August 2011"

my work  Japanese Trash masculine design inspiration

My brother’s latest book has just been published as an Amazon Kindle offering and he very kindly allowed me to design the cover. After authoring a successful series of Texas-based murder mysteries, this is his book that sprang from the day that changed all our lives. Jim was on the 66th floor the south tower of the World Trade Center on 9/11.

“The mystery writer James Hime made his mark with The Night of the Dance (an Edgar finalist) and Scared Money, both heralded by other novelists and reviewers for memorable characters, taut prose, and a comedic take on how things and people work. Hime nailed dialects as if no one else had ever listened to Texans talk, and readers settled back to await more adventures of Jeremiah Spur and Clyde Thomas. Adventures will follow, we are assured, but Three Thousand Bridges is of a different order of achievement, not a mystery novel but a novel with mysteries. Its unlikely and at first unlikable hero, a Viet Nam veteran, is the outrageous and outraging Texas oil supply man, Cole Simms–a belated cousin, we recognize, of Mark Twain’s Pap Finn. In sculpted prose, pacing his revelations, Hime traces his bedeviled hero’s journey across the South just after 9/11, toward Ground Zero and toward self-insight. Hime, who escaped from the South Tower of the World Trade Center with a printout of The Night of the Dance after witnessing the crash of American Flight 11 into the North Tower, has created a classic narrative of transforming American experiences, personal and national. After its wide initial popularity, I predict, Three Thousand Bridges will endure in college classrooms as a powerful, accessible testimony about an unthinkable time.”

Hershel Parker, Melville biographer.

Via James Hime.

modern lamp industrial dining concrete chair art  Japanese Trash masculine design tastethis inspiration

This tasting room at a Napa winery would make a wonderful dining space.

Via Remodelista.

wood texture staircase lamp dining brick  Japanese Trash masculine design tastethis inspiration

All these terrific textures, the whitewashed brick, the wood, the metal staircase, the lighting… it all works.

Via Spooky Home.

 

wood steel outdoor modern industrial glass exterior architecture  Japanese Trash masculine design tastethis inspiration

wood steel outdoor modern industrial glass exterior architecture  Japanese Trash masculine design tastethis inspiration

wood steel outdoor modern industrial glass exterior architecture  Japanese Trash masculine design tastethis inspiration

The materials and design here create a beautiful desert home.

Via ChicTip.

wood texture modern living room furniture fireplace art  Japanese Trash masculine design tastethis inspiration

There’s wonderful texture going on here. I would want more color, personally, but this is a great set of layers to start with.

Via remash.

lamp industrial bedroom  Japanese Trash masculine design ymmv tastethis inspiration

Really love the headboard treatment and pendants.

Ashe + Leandro via A Tall Drink.

mix industrial dining chair  Japanese Trash masculine design ymmv tastethis inspiration

I’ve been scouting for ideas on changing my dining chairs, but had never seen or thought of this as an option. I really like it.

Via French By Design.

texture mix minimal MCM lamp kitchen color art  Japanese Trash masculine design ymmv tastethis inspiration

There’s a lot to love about this space, from the mix of a dark table top with bright yellow chairs to the soaring volume and gallery wall. The kitchen finishes and fixtures straddle a line between minimal and MCM, making such an interesting room.

Via A day in the land of nobody.

pool modern exterior  Japanese Trash masculine design tastethis inspiration

This place doesn’t look completely real to me, but I want to go there anyway…

Via theSteward.

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