Wednesday, October 19, 2011

On The Road Again...

This week I am being a good son and headed down to Jacksonville FL to give my parents a bit of design help for a project that has been 7 years in the making.  They bought a large fixer-upper and have yet to complete it, mostly because they need help focusing their energy.  But, that is not the topic for this post!

What I found interesting is the new design (or redesign) of the Delta terminal at La Guardia airport in NY.  I am not a fan of air travel for the most part unless I am in first class which is pretty much never.  I always feel claustrophobic in the terminals with all of the people and the luggage milling about and I can't understand why there hasn't been a better designed (ie, more European designed) airport in the US.  On this trip however, I did notice little changes in some of the eateries that I appreciated.
WorldBean had taken over for Sbucks it seems and they are doing a pretty good job.  I had a great latte and a croissant here.
This is a rendering of the new WorldBean place that they just put in...
And the actual place, complete with this very cool metal lattice work that came out of the kiosk and wrapped up to the ceiling.  I love it.  I understand that space is limited so rebuilding a terminal is probably out of the question, so I appreciate the lengths that Delta or WorldBean or whoever is responsible has gone to to make flying not so much like Satan's butthole.