Spaces: Villa 1, Holland, by Powerhouse Company

. Thursday, July 30, 2009

"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

Listen: Lissy Trullie covers Hot Chip: directed by Richard Kern

. Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Via Pedestrian.

New Daft Punk Song for TR2N, a.k.a. Tron-Legacy

. Friday, July 24, 2009

A preview of the sequel, to the 1982 classic. I wait in eager anticipation.

Via Buzzendirekt.

Metropolis: George Nelson Associates

. Thursday, July 23, 2009

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.

Via Metropolis.

1stdibs feature: Eye on Design with Richard Wright

. Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Click the photo to see the inspiring story of Richard Wright, owner of Wright Auction House and Gallery.

Via 1stdibs.

The Art of Makoto Yabuki

. Tuesday, July 21, 2009

AS ONE from makoto yabuki on Vimeo.

White Box from makoto yabuki on Vimeo.

Discovered via Swiss-Miss

Listen: Passion Pit: To Kingdom Come

. Sunday, July 19, 2009

Passion Pit | To Kingdom Come from EFFIN' MEGA VIDEOS on Vimeo.

Farewell: Julius Shulman

. Thursday, July 16, 2009

"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

Fresh Finds: Gucci, Knoll, Raak, Eames, Lightolier, Iversen + More


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.

Farewell: Dash Snow

. Wednesday, July 15, 2009

From Pedestrian:

"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."

Days with my Father: Phillip Toledando

. Monday, July 13, 2009


Spaces: Philippe Stuebi: O House

. Sunday, July 12, 2009

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

Listen: Martin Solveig + Dragonette for Jean Paul Gaultier: Boy & Girls


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.

Frost Design : Cover Art

. Saturday, July 11, 2009

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Listen: Phoenix: One Time Too Many (Live Session on The Interface)

. Friday, July 10, 2009

Just got an email from Jenna at Glassnote, giving me the heads up on Phoenix's Live Session on The Interface. Three songs live, plus an interview, here's a sample:

Thanks Jenna.

Visit Glassnote.

Listen: Coconut Records : Any Fun: directed by Mark Gonzales

. Thursday, July 9, 2009

Any Fun - Coconut Records - Music Video

Co-starring Chloe Sevigny.

Via Pedestrian

Flashback: Eames + Saul Steinberg.

. Monday, July 6, 2009

Cat Chair by Saul Steinberg.

I am assuming these were taken at the Eames Office, 901 Washington Boulevard, in Venice.

Photo by Peter Stackpole for Life Magazine.


James Brown gives you dancing lessons.

. Saturday, July 4, 2009

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?

Via Monoscope.

Karl Lagerfeld + Friends: Maison Michel

. Friday, July 3, 2009

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.

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