Oculus Holiday Travels
Happy New Year, everyone! We hope you had a wonderful holiday, as did we! Some of our Oculus team members rang in the new year with new travels– here are a few recaps:
While in San Francisco for the holiday break, Business & Marketing Manager, Stephanie, went to Onedome’s LMNL, an immersive experience designed to inspire, amaze and transform. There are 14 interactive rooms full of multiple artistic forms of lighting and projection. She enjoyed playing around in each room, making her feel like a kid again.
Sarah traveled throughout Texas enjoying all of the sights. She visited the Kimbell Art Museum after dark and enjoyed playing with the illuminated wall and shadows. In Dallas, she visited the Thanksgiving chapel where she liked how the combination of artificial light and natural light at the Glory Window contributed to the special spirit of the space. Finally, she went to Tadao Ando’s Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth, where she appreciated the blue light from an art display that made the glass hall look like a crystal jewel box.
Archit and family drove up and down the State of California during the winter break. We spent a few days at Mammoth Mountain skiing and snowboarding (and catching up on reading and hot chocolate) and experiencing a white Christmas. Incidentally the Mammoth Mountain Canyon Lodge is also an Oculus project with Montalba Architects, where the first phase of work just wrapped up, so it was a good opportunity to experience our own lighting for extended periods (it looks good!).
While in the area, we visited Mono Lakes with the highly photogenic tufas (even in the hands of amateur iPhone toting visitors like us). On another Saturday day we decided to drive down to San Diego where the weather was perfect Southern California winter, clear skies and mid 60s. All in all a fun break, with a little work catching up, but a lot of time relaxing with family (oh and cleaning out part of the garage).