July 28, 2014

Ikko Tanaka, Japanese graphic designer 

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July 21, 2014

Redecorating, with help from Johanna Gullichsen and Vallila.

Redecorating, with help from Johanna Gullichsen and Vallila.

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Rennes made this table using oak and a Kreg jig—I’d love the same, but narrower and vertically oriented, as a beside table.

Rennes made this table using oak and a Kreg jig—I’d love the same, but narrower and vertically oriented, as a beside table.

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More monstera deliciosa, AKA split-leave philodendron, this time in wallpaper form via Aimee Wilder. [Related.]

More monstera deliciosa, AKA split-leave philodendron, this time in wallpaper form via Aimee Wilder. [Related.]

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July 16, 2014

Now for our next installment of So Hot Right Now: BOOBS.

Nude planter pot by Group Partner / Gravel & Gold pillowcase / Wary Meyers boob print

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The striking thing about Danish designer Finn Juhl’s furniture designs is how ahead of their time they are. Imagine that the exuberant, curvy, often-brightly-upholstered Pelican Chair was done in 1940, the Poet Sofa in 1941. Now compare those to the political and social austerity of the era. 
Here’s a tour of Finn Juhl’s house outside of Copenhagen, now open to the public as a museum. [Pro tip: Make the trip a two-fer and hit Louisiana Museum of Modern Art on the same day.]
Photo: Hatje Cantz

The striking thing about Danish designer Finn Juhl’s furniture designs is how ahead of their time they are. Imagine that the exuberant, curvy, often-brightly-upholstered Pelican Chair was done in 1940, the Poet Sofa in 1941. Now compare those to the political and social austerity of the era. 

Here’s a tour of Finn Juhl’s house outside of Copenhagen, now open to the public as a museum. [Pro tip: Make the trip a two-fer and hit Louisiana Museum of Modern Art on the same day.]

Photo: Hatje Cantz

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July 9, 2014

Currently accepting stray delicious monster houseplants.

Currently accepting stray delicious monster houseplants.

(Source: jimmyfairly)

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July 8, 2014

411 on the George Mulhauser-designed Mr. Chair for Plycraft

June 30, 2014

Nice detail from a new cafe in Marcel Breuer’s Becton School at Yale. Photo by Eduard Hueber/Arch Photo.

Nice detail from a new cafe in Marcel Breuer’s Becton School at Yale. Photo by Eduard Hueber/Arch Photo.

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June 27, 2014

My friend Amy has diligently archiving all the riches at Miller House in Columbus, Indiana—and yesterday was her last day on the project. She saved a great post for last: a rundown on the fantastic Alexander Girard-designed monograms that Xenia Miller had her church sewing circle embroider on seat cushions for the family’s Saarinen Tulip chairs. 
[Fun fact: I snapped Amy’s Twitter profile picture on a trip to dive into those archives, following an earlier trip to the Holy Grail itself.]

My friend Amy has diligently archiving all the riches at Miller House in Columbus, Indiana—and yesterday was her last day on the project. She saved a great post for last: a rundown on the fantastic Alexander Girard-designed monograms that Xenia Miller had her church sewing circle embroider on seat cushions for the family’s Saarinen Tulip chairs. 

[Fun fact: I snapped Amy’s Twitter profile picture on a trip to dive into those archives, following an earlier trip to the Holy Grail itself.]

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June 25, 2014

Things I Wouldn’t Mind In My House, Part II: Office chairs by Charles Pollock for Knoll. [More ogling right this way at Wright’s annual no-reserve auction, and head here for more top picks plus a few brief history lessons.]

Things I Wouldn’t Mind In My House, Part II: Office chairs by Charles Pollock for Knoll. [More ogling right this way at Wright’s annual no-reserve auction, and head here for more top picks plus a few brief history lessons.]

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Things I Wouldn’t Mind In My House, Part I: Pair of Plycraft Mr. Chair loungers, plus ottoman, designed by George Mulhauser.

Things I Wouldn’t Mind In My House, Part I: Pair of Plycraft Mr. Chair loungers, plus ottoman, designed by George Mulhauser.

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June 18, 2014

"The eighteenth century embraced the idea of progress; the nineteenth century had evolution; the twentieth century had growth and then innovation. Our era has disruption, which, despite its futurism, is atavistic. It’s a theory of history founded on a profound anxiety about financial collapse, an apocalyptic fear of global devastation, and shaky evidence."

Jill Lepore for The New Yorker, on what the gospel of “disruptive innovation” gets wrong. [Read the whole thing here.]

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June 17, 2014

Digging the mosaic work of Tennessee artist (holler!) Drew Tyndell, courtesy of COS’s 50 Things project

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