September 30, 2010

Gareth Pugh

Spring Summer 2011. Just stunning.
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Bartender, I'll take mine with a shot of PINK.
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September 29, 2010

Modern Views:


MODERN VIEWS: A Project to Benefit Farnsworth House and the Glass House invited some of our era’s top creative minds to continue one of the twentieth century’s great cultural dialogues: the historic exchange reflected in the Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Farnsworth House (1945–51) and the Philip Johnson Glass House (1949). See bit of the film here.

You can find out more information about the project, artists involved, and the book to be published by Assouline here.
~T Magazine

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Viking Professional

I love the look of the Viking Professional Coffee Machine. I'm assuming it makes a good cup of coffee too.
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September 28, 2010

The High Line





As I mentioned in my previous post below, my husband is just back from New York and boy was he excited to tell me about The High Line. It is my son's favorite book, The Curious Garden, come to life!

The Curious Garden is about a little boy named Liam, and how he discovers a struggling garden and decides to take care of it. As time passes, the garden spreads throughout the dark, gray city, transforming it into a lush, green world.

The High Line, is an elevated park built atop an abandoned railway running thru the Meatpacking District to 34th Street in Manhattan, NY. Transformed by landscape architects James Corner Field Operations, with architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro and maintained by Friends of the High Line, the rehabilitated space provides a lush, green, elevated paradise for Manhattanites and all its visitors.

Check out filmmaker Austin Dill's short video of the park here to get a virtual slice of it for yourself.



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September 27, 2010

Max's Kansas City





So, I won't be in New York by Oct. 9th when the exhibition for Max's Kansas City ends, but my husband was there last week and he got to go. He brought back a signed copy of the book, and it does not disappoint! It's really the next best thing. Check out these shots!
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Powers of Ten

In 1977, Charles and Ray Eames made a nine-minute film called Powers of Ten that still has the capacity to expand the way we think and view our world.

Powers of Ten Day, 10/10/10, will be a special day of screenings, workshops, and events around the world — not just October 10th, but throughout the month. It is all part of the Eames Office’s commitment to Powers of Ten thinking.

We believe that much of the magic and many of the problems of the world are matters of scale, and yet that we are not really wired to understand the extremes of scale — or even exponential change in general.

We believe that having a deep understanding of scale makes us all better citizens of the world.

We believe that creating ways for people to have hands on experience with scale makes that understanding possible.

We believe that this website can be a powerful tool in achieving that understanding and giving individuals around the world new ways to understand the relative size of things.

Best,
Eames Demetrios
Director, Eames Offce
& Scale Exponent


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September 25, 2010

1st Dibs Finds

Rare Aluminum Chess Set by Austin Enterprises for Alcoa, 1962
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September 24, 2010

Loud Flash: The Art of Punk on Paper





Loud Flash: The Art of Punk on Paper opens today thru Oct. 30th, at the Haunch of Venison Gallery in London. Curated by artist Toby Mott, the show exhibits his collection of British punk paraphernalia that includes fanzines, flyers and posters that he started collecting in the 70's as a teenager.

What interests Mott most about his own collection, though, are what he calls "the anonymous artefacts" produced in small numbers by fired-up teenagers. To this end, he has included crudely made Xeroxed fanzines like Sniffin' Glue, Alternative Ulster, Ripped & Torn, London's Burning and the wonderfully named Chelmsford's Dead. "In a way, these are artefacts left over from a dead culture," says Mott, "but they speak more powerfully about what punk was really about, that moment of momentum and self-empowerment. It was not about making a profit or building a fucking brand. It seems odd now that the establishment were so threatened by it, but they were. You can't imagine a pop group today being a threat to the nation. Back then, we thought we were all about the future, but punk really was the last gasp of postwar radical culture."~taken from Sean O'Hagan Interview w/Mott-The Observer

If only I still had all my flyers from my punk days. Memories.

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of just a few cool mags I check out.
Click on covers to see which have digital versions
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September 23, 2010

Amenity Afghans





I've always loved the homey, hand-crafted quality of afghans, but because of my not-so crafty nature, you won't be seeing me knitting one of these anytime soon. That's why I really like these 100% alpaca wool dyed, hand-knitted afghans from Amenity Home. Love the yummy colors they come in and putting them to use in a cool way. Doesn't that fort look great?
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