Wednesday, September 30, 2009


PET Mardi Gras

Monday, September 28, 2009

Forum for Equality Event

The Forum For Equality Acclaim Awards XI for the celebration of the 20 years of service to Louisiana's LGBT community was a great time.
Silent auctions, great singers and entertainment, the honor of being the Master of the Ceremony and the enlightening speech by Leonard Pitts, Jr. made it an amazing night in which hilarious and serious moments blended together perfectly.

The awards:
Leonard Pitts Jr.Media Acclaim Award
Heidi Nagele ChapmanCommunity Health Acclaim Award
Ricky GrahamArts & Entertainment Acclaim Award
James WigginsPolitical Activism Acclaim Award
Judge Michael BagnerisPolitical Leader Acclaim Award
American Civil Liberties UnionChair's Acclaim Award

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Belle Reve Project

Home Crashers

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Forum for Equality & Chet Pourciau

The Forum For Equality is a statewide civil rights organization that, by educating our communities and making them participate in the political process, dedicates itself to the establishment of a society free from discrimination and to the support of good government.

Saturday, September 26, 6:30 pm the 20 years of service to Louisiana’s LGBT community will be celebrated and Chet Pourciau will be there to sustain the forum as the Master of Ceremony.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Green Trend

Going green with the energy usage in your home is a great way to invest in the future and this is being quickly and silently integrated into the design and structure of most modern homes. Wood coming from forests responsibly managed, lights and refrigerators that save up to 33% of the energy, cork planking milled from naturally regenerating tree bark containing no formaldehyde.

In the first image:
1) Walls: Western red cedar paneling by Eco-Lumber Co-op comes from forests that have been certified as responsibly managed
2) Lighting: Recessed LED lights by Permlight draw 33 percent less electricity than already thrifty compact fluorescents.
3) Refrigerator: is 16 percent more energy-efficient than federal energy-use standards require.
4) Heating: Radiant heating tubes—fed by an Apricus solar water heating collector on the roof—snake through concrete floors, warming the home's interior.
5) Floor: Cork planking from Natural Cork is milled from naturally regenerating tree bark and contains no formaldehyde.

In this second image:
Eco friendly building: Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). This art school blurs the line between landscape and building. The series of roofs create great green space and helps insulate the building. It also harvests rainwater for landscape irrigation. The high performance glass fa├žade reduces solar gain and heat load, while providing great views and loads of natural light for creative spaces.