These are the bones that made the modern day racehorse.
Lexington was incredible on the racetrack, winning six of his seven races. Many of those races were contested at a distance of four miles! He had to retire at the peak of his career because he was going blind.
Retirement wasn’t too bad, though. Lexington was the leading sire 16 times! No sire has even come close to beating that record.
His son Preakness became the namesake for the @preaknessstakes after winning @pimlicorc’s Dinner Party Stakes. Lexington sired four Belmont Stakes winners and three Preakness Stakes winners. He never directly sired a Kentucky Derby winner, but his name is in the pedigree of a lot of them!
Lexington’s skeleton is on display at the @kyhorsepark. 💙 #VisitLex#ShareTheLex
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Baby, it's cold outside! Let this brilliant image of frosty whiskers warm your heart on a cold day in the bluegrass. 📸: Anne M. Eberhardt (@takechargelady).
Heart Shaped Ornaments that can store a surprise! These are the cutest! The ornament color options can be viewed in our story! Purchase an ornament and then fill it with a cute pair of earrings or a bracelet! Such a fun gifting idea! 💗🎀🛍
COTD: Peninsula Golf Resort
This Pete Dye course in Central KY needs to be on your list if you’re in or traveling to the Lexington area. Just 30 mins south of Lexington, this course stretches out to 6700 yards and is a par 72.
The natural rolling terrain combined with pot bunkers and collection areas make this course fun but challenging!
24 stay and play villas are available as well! 📸: Peninsula Golf Resort
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🔊 Check our these insightful thoughts by @templegrandin_ on how our brains are utilized in different ways, especially for those with Autism. What are your thoughts on this quote?
Come meet Jordan Hines from Informal Office who will be at the exhibit panel and discussion.
————————————————— Memorial to the African Americans Enslaved by William and Mary
William & Mary campus, Williamsburg VA
International Competition Third Place
The Memorial to the African Americans Enslaved by William and Mary Memorial rises among the trees in the center of the historic campus area like an occupiable totem. The tower forms a vertical room where one can stand at the bottom, look up to the sky, and feel the weight of the silence. The interior walls use traditional bricklaying techniques to provide openings that are partially filled with patinated steel name plaques for the known and unknown persons enslaved by William & Mary. The traditional symbolic imagery carved into totems is replaced with the texture of intricate brickwork that uses the symbolic and atmospheric qualities of light, shadow, and void to blend West African patterns with the patterned herringbone of the William & Mary walkways.
Erin graduated with an MArch from Rice University and Jordan with an MArch from the University of Kentucky College of Design. Jordan also teaches Design Studio and Structural and Material Concepts at the University of Kentucky in the School of Architecture. ————————————————- Exhibit Columbus Viewing Wall
An unselected proposal for the 2019 Exhibit Columbus program we made that focused on a thickened wall with deep openings used for framing and viewing the secrets held between buildings. We were inspired by Saarinen's other work at UPenn and the fun fact that every wall has two sides...or more if the wall is free standing!
lnformal Office is a small design office comprised of Jordan Hines and Erin Ruhl in Lexington KY. While maintaining a desire for conceptually rigorous work, we seek to develop projects that carefully and thoughtfully engage communities and enhance the existing built environment. For every project, we strive to find specific meaning in how narrative, form, and, material meet. ————————————————————-Accessory Dwelling Unit
First place competition winner
Memory House, is an ADA accessible Accessory Dwelling Unit that uses storage as a spatial organizer. Objects that are necessary to daily life are kept in the same framework with keepsake objects that bring an individual joy. The project is featured in the ADU design manual for the City of Lexington.