Now for our next installment of So Hot Right Now: BOOBS.∞
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.
Photo: Hatje Cantz∞
Nice detail from a new cafe in Marcel Breuer’s Becton School at Yale. Photo by Eduard Hueber/Arch Photo.∞
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.]∞
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 I: Pair of Plycraft Mr. Chair loungers, plus ottoman, designed by George Mulhauser.∞
Jill Lepore for The New Yorker, on what the gospel of “disruptive innovation” gets wrong. [Read the whole thing here.]
Can someone with a talent for baking try their hand at making a Memphis-style birthday cake? Asking for a friend.∞