Sunday, May 19, 2013

CBS Sunday Morning 19 May 2013

The showing of "Sunday Morning" on May 19 was "By Design," with Charles Osgood in a red sports shirt and no bow tie coming from Miami, FL. Osgood noted that Miami is "capital of the Americas" and the new world center. Osgood noted the art deco hotels of Miami Beach and observed "what's new is old," setting up a theme for the May 19 show. The first previewed story was "What's new is old" the cover story done by Tracy Smith. A more perfect version of the past. Second preview was Susan Spencer on "Color Me Happy," about psychological impact of color. Third preview was Lee Cowan interviewing Jennifer Lopez. Fourth, Bill Geist on mini-golf courses, in particular Barnacle Bill's. Other stories were by Martha Teichner, Seth Doan, Erin Moriarty, and Richard Schlesinger. Don Daylon, not Osgood, did the headlines for May 19. First, the commuter train crash in Connecticut on Friday. Second, deaths in Damascus, VA. [see Dozens injured when car runs into Virginia parade ]. Third, the death of Andrea Rebello [see

Cops fired bullet that killed Hofstra student Andrea Rebello during botched robbery: authorities
]. Fourth, Oxbow wins Preakness. Fifth, ticket for 590 million dollar PowerBall sold in a Publix in Zephyrhills, Fla. Weather: rainy in northeast.

Making the old new again, the cover story done by Tracy Smith. Osgood previewed the story in a blue shirt, and no bow tie. Miami Beach, a former mangrove island known only as the Beach, was a vacation paradise by design. Fontainbleu opened in 1954. Miami is the capital of design. Tracy Smith started with Grand Central Station in New York. Kent Berwick noted that historic preservation is a tricky business. Paul Goldberger of Vanity Fair talked about the demise of the old Penn Station and the creation of Madison Square Garden. Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch, of the design firm Roman and Williams. In 1998, did buildings meant to be torn down in the movie Practical Magic. At New York's historic Schemerhorn Building, the interior they designed for the brand new Lafayette Restaurant used the same materials that might have been found when the building was built in the 1880s. A more perfect version of the past. People want buildings that perform magic.

Susan Spencer started the second story with thehe Bacardi Building in Miami, designed by Enrique Gutierrez. Its blue and white ceramic tiles remind us of the importance of color. Putting a tree in a home. Design should hark back to favorite places. Played in woods as a child, says psychologist Israel. She says people should create worlds around them that have meaning, not follow routines of others, as does psychoanalyst Mark Gerald, also a photographer. Finding things that were there all along. A few psychoanalysts use color as a tool of the trade to elicit response. He uses Benjamin Moore "Sweet Innocence" paint on his walls. Blue is creative, red more vigiliant or sexy, green is calming, pink.... Drunk Tank Pink is a "magical" color that calms even most roudy of inmates according to experiments; Adam Alter. In college football, the University of Iowa has painted at opponent locker rooms in this particular pink -- possibly strong, healthy males may think of their softer sides and be rendered more calm, but analysts are not sure. What is on the walls may have an effect on what is on your mind.
A poll showed blue is the most popular color; yellow the least popular.

Richard Schlesinger did a story on Herman Miller and cubicles, past, present and future.
Brian Walker. Robert Propst. The action office. Walls easily movable. Propst idea was altered in implementation: cubicles as monuments to monotony. Laurie Gee, company VP.

Vizcaya, 35 rooms filled with antiques, was Dearings and is now a museum. Today's designers of multi-generational homes do with a lot less. In 2003, The Hererra's in CT built separate spaces for their multi-generation families. 50 million Americans live in multi-generation homes. Family is the most important aspect of life. Tom Moser, his wife and his father, Lee, live down the hall from one another in their 3100 square foot home with complete independence, yet very close proximity; for medical reasons, it works out very well. Lee's daughter, Diane, Tom's sister, liked the idea so well that they also moved in next door. 90 year old TW can also now stay with his wife, Millie, of over 70 years. Can spend his life with his beloved grandchildren and others and this makes families far closer, they feel.

FAMILY: Multi-generational homes
Contemporary designers of homes for extended families have to make do with much less. Anna Werner shows us how they do it. . 50 million now live in multigeneration homes. Tom Moser and father. Cost 200 to 400K.

Monticello, Falling Waters, Glass House, with Martha Teichner in segment entitled Feathered Nest. Bird houses made to look like the homes of the rich and famous, created and made by Thomas F. Burke. Martha Stewart's home is another. Many on display in Baltimore. Burke transforms many famous homes also including numerous Wyeth homes in and near Chadds Ford, Pa. Jamie Wyeth, also an artist, took one of the Burke's birdhouses from Delaware when he moved to another state. George Lucas' Burke birdhouse personalized from a movie. Burke's birdhouses are built for around $20,000; some who commission them do not want birds to live in them, so the openings must be blocked. One of the largest birdhouses ever built was around St. Petersburg for bald eagles: 9 feet by 20 feet!
One of Burke's birdhouses is at 995 Fifth Avenue, 17th floor.

Allen Pizzi on bells made in Italymostly made for Catholic churches through the centuries; must have perfect geometric proportions.

Gardens with Erin Moriarity showing gardens in the sky and others.

Moment of Nature. Spiriva. Peacocks in Davie, FL.


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