January 17, 2014

eliz:

Brothers Khodi and Reza Feiz at Reza’s studio, Phase Design, for Dwell’s February 2014 issue

Los Angeles, CA

Sometimes, you  happen upon a photographer whose portraiture you really love, and then you figure out she’s shot your friends, and then you realize your other friend is her agency rep, and then you discover she’s just been hired to shoot (again) for a story you edited for your magazine.

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December 16, 2013

Holiday gift guide inspired by modern artists from Sheila Hicks (top) to Dan Flavin. 

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December 6, 2013

Nelson Mandela memorial covers from around the globe [via NYMag]

Nelson Mandela memorial covers from around the globe [via NYMag]

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December 2, 2013

Memphis group member and industrial designer Nathalie du Pasquier is still working today; check out some of her paintings from 2012.

Memphis group member and industrial designer Nathalie du Pasquier is still working today; check out some of her paintings from 2012.

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November 4, 2013

blakegopnik:

DAILY PIC: One of the sexiest centerfolds, no?, from the history of Playboy: A bunch of mid-century modern designers, including Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia and Charles Eames, pictured in the July 1961 issue. It starred in a recent lecture at the Artist’s Institute by the great architectural historian Beatriz Colomina. Colomina presented research by her team at Princeton showing how, throughout the 1950s and 60s, Playboy magazine was a crucial promoter of modern design…. Any architect featured in Playboy – Mies and Wright and Bucky Fuller, but also the radicals at Ant Farm and Yale’s dean of architecture  – “becomes a model poised at the very heart of the Playboy dream,” said Colomina…. Rather than pretending to buy the mag for the writing and really ogling the girls, which was the classic Playboy-reader excuse, many playboys were pretending to buy for the babes, while actually hunting for decorator tips. “Architecture turned out to be much more seductive than the Playmates,” Colomina said.

blakegopnik:

DAILY PIC: One of the sexiest centerfolds, no?, from the history of Playboy: A bunch of mid-century modern designers, including Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia and Charles Eames, pictured in the July 1961 issue. It starred in a recent lecture at the Artist’s Institute by the great architectural historian Beatriz Colomina. Colomina presented research by her team at Princeton showing how, throughout the 1950s and 60s, Playboy magazine was a crucial promoter of modern design…. Any architect featured in Playboy – Mies and Wright and Bucky Fuller, but also the radicals at Ant Farm and Yale’s dean of architecture  – “becomes a model poised at the very heart of the Playboy dream,” said Colomina…. Rather than pretending to buy the mag for the writing and really ogling the girls, which was the classic Playboy-reader excuse, many playboys were pretending to buy for the babes, while actually hunting for decorator tips. “Architecture turned out to be much more seductive than the Playmates,” Colomina said.

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October 30, 2013

digitizingmillerhouseandgarden:

Jack Lenor Larsen designed the textile “Jason” (on top) for curtains in the Miller House’s Living Room, Dining Room, and Den (TV Room). The textile on the bottom, also designed by Larsen, was used to make sheers or “glass curtains.” For more on Larsen’s design process, see the recent Q&A with him in Dwell magazine.

Textile sample (11.5 x 11.5 in.) of hand-woven vertically striped fabric (“Jason”) designed by Jack Lenor Larsen; textile sample (11.5 x 11.5 in.) of hand-woven fabric designed by Jack Lenor Larsen, 1956, 91/57, Miller House and Garden CollectionIMA Archives, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana. (MHG_IVi_B091_f057_001, 003)

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October 21, 2013

Last week in Austin I had the chance for a little architecture sleuthing. Since I was reporting a home designed by local architect A.D. Stenger, a friend drove me around to find other Stenger homes in the area. My favorite was this glass-walled beauty (which you can see straight through!) with a simple floorplan and covered carport at right. Turns out this home at 1904 Arthur Lane was Stenger’s very first, designed in 1949 for his family while he was still in school at UT Austin.

Last week in Austin I had the chance for a little architecture sleuthing. Since I was reporting a home designed by local architect A.D. Stenger, a friend drove me around to find other Stenger homes in the area. My favorite was this glass-walled beauty (which you can see straight through!) with a simple floorplan and covered carport at right. Turns out this home at 1904 Arthur Lane was Stenger’s very first, designed in 1949 for his family while he was still in school at UT Austin.

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October 9, 2013

MAXIMALISM: The great Max Clendinning at home, shot by photographer Anna Huix (here and here).

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September 19, 2013

Luscious Norman McGrath photos of the house Charles Gwathmey built for his parents in Amagansett. This never gets old.

Luscious Norman McGrath photos of the house Charles Gwathmey built for his parents in Amagansett. This never gets old.

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August 19, 2013

Via subscription to We Think Alone, the email project by Miranda July. 
Image credit: Gjon Mili, Picasso Uses Light Pen and Pablo Picasso, 1948, Getty Images.

  • Via subscription to We Think Alone, the email project by Miranda July. 
  • Image credit: Gjon Mili, Picasso Uses Light Pen and Pablo Picasso, 1948, Getty Images.

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August 2, 2013

About that time Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown built a McDonald’s in Florida…
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About that time Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown built a McDonald’s in Florida…

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July 31, 2013

[Wednesday wanna-be-weekend summer post]
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[Wednesday wanna-be-weekend summer post]

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July 12, 2013

Cheeses on marble backgrounds. 

Cheeses on marble backgrounds. 

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June 18, 2013

Design legend Milton Glaser has a new piece in Dwell’s July/August issue. And with it, he sent along a documentary on the Color Fuses mural he designed for a federal building in Indianapolis, Indiana. Here are two still images, shot by the filmmaker Mark Williams. (Watch the 14-minute-long mini-doc here.)

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