A recent Design Within Reach DesignNotes newsletter article pays tribute to photographer Julius Shulman, who passed away on July 15, 2009, at the age of 98. Shulman was THE catalogue-r of the mid-century modern architecture and furniture movement, and his photos of Case Study homes and iconic interior design are regarded as authoritative. There are countless books and ads featuring his work, as well as the documentary Visual Acoustics.
Lego's architecture series is perfect for those of us who had trouble giving up the blocks as kids. The collection now includes the Guggenheim in all it's crazy-shaped glory (it looks particularly sci-fi in Lego).
Falling Water is also in the range, (though not available yet) and it has me cooing like a lovestruck pigeon (it's like a perfect storm of awesomeContinue Reading
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With just a bit of cyanotype paper, wonderful, natural modern prints are just a walk-through-the-park away. The Light Garden offers their experience with this fun old-school craft here, here's a bit of the science behind the process, and a link to the supplies.
I realize that walking around in Mobius Architect's edge house doesn't necessarily demand one has to lean at a thirty degree angle, but I like to envisioning its inhabitants doing so. The Edge House will sit upon a excavated limestone hill, and "aside from its site, the Edge House’s most striking feature is a front elevation dominated by a steep, shingled roof, pierced by windows and a large terrace jutting over the site of a former quarry. TheContinue Reading
Knoll Furnishings, the manufacturers of classic pieces by Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Alexander Girard, Maya Lin, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (nearly all the MCM heavyweights besides the Eameses and George Nelson), is getting smaller.
"Created for the ones we love, knoll kids™ is a collection of spirited, modern furniture scaled for a younger generation. Each piece reflects our belief in the utility of modern design and commitment toContinue Reading
We've all seen pictures of 'themed' hotel rooms before, but the Fox Hotel in Copenhagen has done something that should really set the standard for all those other ambiance-attempting options. What Fox did was enlist the help of 21 street artists, illustrators and graphic designers from all corners of the world. The result is a very unique and stylish collection of 61 rooms. Okay, so they aren't at theme-y as say an Arabian Nights room....I'llContinue Reading
Design Tavern did some investigating and found some lovely images of a property featured in the movie Twilight. Fans will know it as the place where dreamy Edward Cullen lives. Or...not lives? Anyhoo, the house is as dreamy as Robert Pattinson, but for completely different reasons.Continue Reading
It's heartbreaking to come upon, consider and ultimately pass up a behemoth like a fab retro TV cabinet or stereo console due to the logistics of hauling it away and extracting the innards. Our friends over at ApartmentTherapy found photos of this clever TV to dry bar conversion that some brave souls undertook. Continue Reading
So you found a fabulous chair by the dumpster. It's unique, solid, and the price was right. What a find! The only problem is that you need to rebuild the entire chair seat, jute webbing and all.
Where do you begin? This is fairly simple if you can see how it breaks down in three parts.Continue Reading