Buchfink keeps such a low profile the rest of …

Buchfink keeps such a low profile the rest of the year, but when breeding season looms, you’ll hear his loud song more often than not. If you happen to spot him while singing, he may stop and look at you awkwardly.

Buchfink ♂️ (chaffinch) im Botanischen Garten der Universität Hohenheim, Plieningen.

After watching the fabulous documentary „Moder…

After watching the fabulous documentary „Modern Tide – Midcentury Architecture on Long Island“ I dug out this book again: Jake Gorst’s „Andrew Geller Deconstructed – Artist and Architect“, published in 2015 by Glitterati. Andrew Geller (1924-2011) designed a number of highly remarkable, very individual houses on Long Island, modest in size but incredibly playful in design. The book is a grandson’s account of his grandfather’s life, intimate, informative yet not hiding Geller’s struggles with the demands of clients and employers (one has to note that Geller worked in the office of Raymond Loewy for decades and e.g. designed the famous beach houses besides his daytime assignments). Besides the very entertaining narrative of the architect’s life the book also boasts with vintage photos (partly from the author’s family archive) and drawings that bring to life the leisure atmosphere of Long Island in the 1950s and 1960s. A wonderful book about an architect whose work never fails to enchant!