"Set in the woodlands of Holland, the program of Villa 1 is oriented optimal towards the views on the terrain and the sun. Half of the program is pushed below ground to meet local zoning regulations. This creates a clear dichotomy in the spatial experience of the house – a glass box ground floor where all mass is concentrated in furniture elements and a “medieval” basement, where the spaces are carved out of the mass."
Via Jamie @ Design Milk
A preview of the sequel, to the 1982 classic. I wait in eager anticipation.
Click any of the photos to reminisce with some of the Associates from George Nelson Associates. From the development of the Marshmallow Sofa, to grabbing lunches at a nearby Hamburger Heaven, to meeting Marilyn Monroe. An engaging look at what life was like, at what was destined to be one of the most prolific design firms of the last century.
"Julius Shulman, whose luminous photographs of homes and buildings brought fame to a number of mid-20th century Modernist architects and made him a household name in the architectural world, died Wednesday night. He was 98."
Via Los Angeles Times
An early Tulip dinette table for Knoll Associates.
A rare 3 pendant chandelier by Raak of Amsterdam.
A nice pop-era yellow Eclipse lamp by Lightolier.
A vintage teak City Chair from Norway's Oivind Iversen.
A set of 4 Herman Miller side chairs in cream fiberglass.
A set of 4 teak dining chairs attributed to H.W. Klein.
Vintage 80's Gucci Glasses with tortiseshell earpieces and horsebit hinges.
All via Modern Love.
"Polarizing New York artist Dash Snow has been pronounced dead after a drug overdose on Monday night at Lafayette House, a hotel in downtown Manhattan.
Snow first came to prominence in a lengthy New York Magazine article in 2007. Known then for a raw and brutally honest photography style Snow's work much like his contemporary and close friend Ryan McGinley captured the sex, drugs and violence of a revolving cast of artists, musicians, drug addicts and fellow downtown denizens.
He would later go on to experiment with collage and art pieces which used his own semen and draw acclaim in the world of high art gracing the pages of magazines such as Purple. His wild-natured lifestyle was marked by the founding of legendary NYC Graf crew Irak (where he tagged under Sace), run-ins with the law, heavy drug use and an almost mythic presence in the downtown New York scene. This of course betrayed his privileged upbringing as the Grandson of noted art collector and philanthropist Christophe de Menil (actress Uma Thurman is also his aunt). It almost sounds cliche doesn't it? Rich kid rejects his aristocratic pedigree, runs away from home and lives on the streets at 14, becomes an art star somewhere in between and dies of a drug overdose at 27. It's a terrible waste of talent but the real tragedy here is that Dash's young daughter Secret Snow will never know her Father - only the myth of an off the rails artist."
Though friends at Things I Have Seen see an Oscar Niemeyer influence, I see Jean Prouve (specifically his doors.... and the Charlotte Perriand lounge chairs may have helped steer me in that direction as well). Click the portrait of Prouve for a tour of his Maison Tropicale.
Via Things I Have Seen, Philippe Stuebi
Martin Solveig with Dragonette‘s Martina Sorbara for Jean Paul Gaultier’s Ma Dame fragrance titled Boy & Girls. JPG is in it and it was filmed at his headquarters in France.
Via I Want I Got.
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The Godfather shows you how to do some of his most famous moves, including the best pre-hiphop Robot I've ever seen. Michael who?
Karl Lagerfeld gets behind the camera and shoots his friends for Chanel's Maison Michel Fall/Winter 09 LookBook.
"Erin Wasson, Irina Lazareanu, Oliver Zahm, Sasha Pivovarova, Milla Jovovich, Lou Doillon, Lara Stone, Sean Lennon, Andre+Uffie and Milla Jovovich to name a few, and his photo pal just happened to be none other than Karl Lagerfeld. AKA this latest lookbook for Fall/Winter 09 is a PR person's wet dream."
Via Pedestrian, via Maison Michel.