He was described by the Smithsonian Institution as "America's most renowned contemporary furniture craftsman" and People magazine dubbed him "The Hemingway of Hardwood." But his business card always said "woodworker." "I like the word," he told a Los Angeles Times reporter, his eyes brightening behind large, owl-eyed glass frames. "It's an honest word."
Born: January 24, 1916(1916-01-24)
Died: May 21, 2009 (aged 93)
See more at the Oceanside Museum of Art.
A Toronto 1970s brutalist modern home renovated for the 21st Century. Sculptural classics like the Norman Cherner armchairs, Eero Saarinen Womb Chair, Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair, and Sori Yanagi Butterfly stool, echo the spiraling staircase. And with Maarten Baas Smoke Chair, provide nice contrast to the interior's strong and graphic linearity.
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Design Team: Pat Hanson, Anthony Provenzano
Structural Engineer: Blackwell Bowick
General Contractor: Jens Nielsen
Project year: 2006-2007
Budget: US $500,000
Constructed Area: 185.8 sqm
Photographs: Ben Rahn
Via Apartment Therapy, via Design42day
"Tucked away in the woods of Chicago, this four-bed, four-bath is a modernist masterpiece, but might be more well-know for its starring role in the painfully infamous car scene of the feature film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."
Its reprise on the web currently comes from its recent listing on the market for $2.3 million.
Two steel-and-glass buildings make up this peaceful palace with the garage celebrating the automobile by showcasing the cars within. Architects A. James Speyer and David Haid built the structures on steel beams, creating a Jetson-like pod above the ground. The home also has stunning panoramic views, with floor-to-ceiling glass walls spanning 5,300 square feet and lending an affect much like Philip Johnson's famed Glass House."
"NYC residing, DFA affiliated duo Holy Ghost! achieve the impossible and remix a Phoenix track so it's more joyous than the original. Hard to believe I know but we're talking hands in the hair "I'm gonna hug some strangers" type euphoria and while it doesn't quite reach the blissful groove of "Hold On" this disco reworking of the sunniest band on the planet certainly comes close."
A sleek chrome Alpha pedestal table by Hans Eichenberger for Stendig.
A rare and magnificent pair of Henning Kjaernulf armchairs executed in richly pronounced Brazilian rosewood.
A chic 1970s chrome and tufted velvet occasional chair by the renowned French firm Airborne.
From the co-founder of Dazed and Confuzed, a nice collectible copy of Rankin Works.
All via Modern Love.
Favorite Picks from the upcoming June 3rd auction:
An incredible set of POUL KJÆRHOLM armchairs, model no. PK 11, in original custom zebra hide.
A GIO PONTI Coffee table, from the Giulio Cesare ocean liner.
An important GINO SARFATTI chandelier, model no. 2068.
VLADIMIR KAGAN "Tri-Symmetric" stool.
A Monumental GEORGE NAKASHIMA "Conoid" dining table.
See the complete online catalog here.
Favorite Picks from the upcoming June 12th auction:
An Ico Parisi lounge and ottoman.
A set of Hans Hansen boxes in rosewood and silver.
A Maria Pergay fossil lamp.
Andre Arbus stools in maple and ostrich.
A Jean Prouve dining table and set of 6 standard chairs.
See the complete online catalog here.
Favorite picks from the upcoming June 4th auction:
A motorized sculpture by Julio Le Parc
Collapsible Jitterbug Atom sculpture by R. Buckminster Fuller
Andy Warhol's $1
Marilyn Minter limited edition skateboard decks for Supreme
Photos by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin
David Lachapelle photo of Helena Christiansen
Painting by Barry McGee.
See the full online preview here.
An interview with the multifaceted Mike Mills. Filmmaker, graphic designer, photographer. Illustrator, musician, painter. One of the most important creative minds to rise out of the last decade.
Via Lodown Magazine
A Rare Brazilian ALPHA Lounge Chair by MAURICE BURKE.
A set of 5 poster prints from MIKE MILLS' 1996 A Visual Sampler for Mo Wax.
Via Modern Love.
Produced by Kin Woo for Dazed Digital
Directed by Bogstandard(Dylan Byrne and Ben Strebel)
Editor Prano Bailey-Bond
Camera assistants Borja Martin & Carlos Galdon
'Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix' out on 25 May.
Todd Selby takes a peek inside the ever chic Julia Roitfeld's New York home, featuring a collection of family and fashion photographs (they are seemingly one and the same), an assortment of luxury items and accessories, and classic marble and chrome Florence Knoll tables and credenza.
Via The Selby.