Several people have commented that I’m supposed to be on vacation, I should be relaxing, enjoying quality family time, etc. Well, I just returned from 10 HOURS at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia and I am SO TIRED. But I know I won’t be able to sleep if I don’t post something for you to […]
Last week I spent a couple of days in North Conway, New Hampshire, and I came back with some souvenir photos of the Doors Gone Wrong that were scattered around town. North Conway is a beautiful vacation destination and a fun place to visit, but I can find bad hardware in the most picturesque of […]
Last week I took a trip down to Providence to visit one of my recent projects, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island Headquarters. I had a heckuva time finding it since it was a new address that my GPS didn’t recognize, but I found a shuttle bus driver who not only pondered the […]
The picture at right has nothing to do with this post, but isn’t it BEAUTIFUL?! I had no idea that I had captured this sloth so well until I was putting a photo book together for my daughter’s preschool class over the weekend. I took the picture in Caño Negro, and the sloth was waaaaaaaaayyyyyyy […]
This building in Calcutta was involved in a fatal fire today, with 24 deaths reported so far and additional people still missing. The top floors of the building had been added illegally, but the building owner paid a fine and all was forgiven. The fire department reportedly had never inspected the building. Each section had […]
My daughter Norah and I went to New Haven yesterday for what will hopefully be our last trip to Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital. Thank you to everyone who has inquired about her…she’s doing great and is back to her old tricks. I saw this set of gates near the hospital and I immediately recognized that […]
Considering how many photos I took of doors during my Mommy’s weekend at Foxwoods, it’s a good thing I’m not a gambler. I wouldn’t have had any time to check out the doors if I was stuck at the slots. I can’t imagine what Las Vegas will be like…I hope I don’t get arrested like […]
I love photography and I’ve always wanted to learn how to use all the fancy buttons and dials on my camera. My “big” camera (a Canon T1i) takes great photos but I knew it could do so much more if I only knew what all those settings meant. Well, today I finally took a class. […]
This is a tough one. It’s for a project currently nearing occupancy, so I would love any comments or thoughts you have on a solution. An automatic operator is required because of maneuvering clearance / level landing issues. The gate is already in place. A low energy operator is preferred. The gate is exposed to […]
Following up on my last post about the beautiful brass door on the Bok Tower, I promised to post some photos of the wrought iron gates and bridges over the moat surrounding the tower. The gates and bridges were also created by Samuel Yellin, the renowned metalworker who created the brass door. I was curious […]
I love hardware ingenuity, especially when it’s code-driven. I’ve spent this week in Orlando with 500+ of my coworkers, and although we haven’t had a whole lot of time to hang out by the pool, I had to go check out an application that was spotted by one of our specwriters – Matt Wildman. According […]
Here’s a tough one… The fire marshal wants panic hardware (a panic on one leaf may suffice). The facility wants access control. What would you do? Please leave a comment if you have any ideas. . Photos submitted by Sharon Ashton of Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies.
I’m looking for some ideas to help a designer with the gates in the sketches below. Here’s the scenario: The gates lead to/from an area of a children’s museum designed for young kids, and the museum is looking for a way to limit access to the area so that only parents can enter with younger children. […]
I’m in Dallas this week to teach DHI’s COR140 – Using Codes and Standards and then attend the DHI Conference – CoNEXTions 2014. It’s a crazy-busy week, so it may be a full week of reader photos. If you’ve been hoarding your awesome door photos, send them along!