Meet the only shark in Lake Michigan! He (yes, it’s a boy!) is one of many ‘painted rocks’ that grace a .75 mile stretch along Northwestern University’s lakefront campus. This limestone seawall was developed in the 60’s as a means of protection against the elements. Over time, this stretch of natural beauty continues to serve as a rendezvous point and is an iconic symbol of campus pride, a rendezvous point and token of gratitude, loyalty, and love.
Douglas House by @richardmeierpartners in Harbor Springs, Michigan, 1973 | From the architect: Hovering over the shores of Lake Michigan, the Douglas House was built by Richard Meier in 1971-1973 for Jim and Jean Douglas. The house is gently placed on a steep slope over the water, almost as if it is floating amongst the trees. As Meier stated about the house, "So steep is the slope to the water that the house appears to have been dropped into the site, a machine-crafted object that has landed in a natural world. The dramatic dialogue between the whiteness of the house and the primary blues and greens of the water, trees, and sky allows the house not only to assert its own presence but to enhance, by contrast, the beauty of its natural environment as well."