Sunday, August 4, 2013

Was Adam Lambert in Vashon Washington August 3 With Katy Perry & John Mayer?

Screencap by @ScorioBert

Katys manager Steve Jensen owns or owned a house on Vashon...

This Jensen is also a founder of a businesstrip to vashon maybe?

Was Adam's Twitter Party from the airport?  Katy Perry & Adam are both at DMG.  I don't know if John Mayer is with DMG, but he is Katy's boyfriend of late. 

I love that everyone is tweeting about this but they all left very early and they are long gone now

Funny Farm 

American Goth: The "hovering" corner of the house shades the outdoor dining area below.
Published: August 29, 2008

There it stands, alone in a field against a backdrop of tall evergreens: a sweet little wooden farmhouse with a peaked metal roof and a diminutive concrete lean-to, looking like something from a children’s book. Well, almost.
A closer look reveals that part of the building’s second floor seems to be hovering in midair and a couple of its double-hung windows are folded crisply around corners, as if they were made of paper instead of wood and glass. Obviously, Roy McMakin was here.
McMakin, the artist-designer who is based in Seattle, is famous for tweaking archetypes of domesticity, from wing chairs to cottages, and blurring the lines between art and architecture in a variety of captivating and disquieting ways.
Set on 12 ½ acres on Vashon Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, this particular house was commissioned by Steve Jensen, a personal manager whose music-world clients include K. D. Lang and Katy Perry. Jensen, who has been collecting McMakin’s furniture designs since 1990, bought the land and hired the designer after visiting him at his weekend house on the island. Jensen told him that he wanted a house with a farmlike feeling — which included a basement with entrances both inside and out, like the one at his grandmother’s house in Iowa — and an open, loftlike first floor. The 3,000-square-foot house also has three bedrooms (each with its own bathroom) and a study on the second floor.
McMakin saw the house as a sculptural object in the landscape, which meshed nicely with his client’s image of it as looking like “the one in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ — after the tornado.” He sited the structure to take full advantage of the winter sun and to minimize the summer sun; this resulted in a living room with walls set at 110-degree angles. Moreover, McMakin developed the house’s interior independently from the exterior. The traditional double-hung windows became, in the designer’s words, “subservient to the programming” of the rooms inside.Because they are regularly spaced, the windows run into obstacles like corners or the staircase, which interrupts one of the views. “Every window is exactly in the pattern, even if something ‘wrong’ happens,” McMakin explains. There are other “wrong” things, too. For example, visitors approaching the front door see a concrete lean-to with charming diamond-pane windows and might expect it to house something cozy, like a library, but McMakin put the laundry room there.Other things that look wrong actually make sense: the “hovering” master bedroom on the second floor creates a covered open-air dining area below (and is actually supported by a slender steel frame).
McMakin calls it “a complicated house, but livable.” Jensen, who loves the contrast between his island retreat and Los Angeles, where he regularly travels for work, said that this house “is more my home than any I’ve had — it’s really me.” As someone who is used to working with artists, he acknowledges that collaborating with McMakin was difficult at times, but that “true artists are true to themselves.
And what better thing than to participate in a process with such brilliant people?


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