Are you afraid of taking Rover with you on your next flight because he might have to go potty in the airport? Well, pet-packing passengers flying through San Diegoâ€™s Lindbergh Field can rest easy. The airportâ€™s recent $1 billion â€œGreen Buildâ€ Terminal 2 expansion includes the nationâ€™s first and only â€œpet reliefâ€ comfortÂ station. Located between gates 46 and 47, the 75-square-foot rest room is deckedÂ out with features to get your four-legged friend in the mood to go, including ersatz grass and a fire hydrant. This may be the first, but it wonâ€™t be the last. Tom Rossbach, director of aviation architecture at HNTB, told the San Diego Union-Tribune that the firm is offering the amenity to its other airport clients.
Architects, designers, and a few sharp Irish guys who knew someone at the door converged on the Tribeca Grand Hotel last Wednesday night when Winka Dubbeldam of Archi-Tectonics and Cinzia Fama-Agnolucci of CFA Design threw a bash in The Salon.
The Archi-Tectonics-designed space, provided a sultry backdrop to this family affair. Fama-Agnolucciâ€™s mother kept watch from a low perch at the entrance as someoneâ€™s toddler made a beeline for Dubbeldamâ€™s dog, who promptly snubbed her, preferring the company of a low-lying plate of hors d’oeuvres.