Watch: Barry Jenkins: Tall Enough

. Saturday, October 31, 2009

A short film by Barry Jenkins.
Presented by Bloomingdale's.

A lost medium....


The Archive from Sean Dunne on Vimeo.

From Portable Film Festival:

"True dedication is evident in the form of Paul Mawhinney who has given his entire life to amassing what has become the world’s largest record collection. Mawhinney has over a million albums in his possession, including the world’s 1st flat record made in 1881. Due to health issues and a struggling record industry, Paul is being forced to sell his most prized collection. Director Sean Dunne saw an opportunity to tell a larger story by telling the Paul Mawhinney story."

Via pacific standard

Fresh Finds: A Graphic Modernist Desk lamp from the 80s


Just added to the online gallery, this graphic desk lamp featuring height adjustability via a lattice framework of enameled steel.

Via Modern Love.

Creative Halloween Costumes by Nicole Magne

. Friday, October 30, 2009

Artist Nicole Magne's Halloween costumes are on another level (this year I will be a robot).

More at her blog:

Watch: James Franco for Gucci.... for Funny or Die....


James Franco spoofs his own commercial for last years Gucci campaign.

From the same folks who gave us The Landlord (did anyone else notice the Hans Wegner lounge chair and the Jean Prouve barstools?).

Via Pedestrian.

Favorite Picks: Pierre Bergé & associés: Design scandinave: Paris

. Thursday, October 29, 2009

Some nice pieces are being offered in an upcoming all Scandinavian Design auction at Paris based Pierre Bergé & associés. Favorite picks from the collection:

A tufted sofa by VIGGO BOESEN.

A desk and chair by BORGE MOGENSEN.

A set of 4 rare JH701 by HANS WEGNER.

An even rarer JH701 in rosewood.

A sweet pair of FINN JUHL NV 46 lounge chairs.

View the full online catalog here.

A Primer on the Arco Lamp by Achille + Pier Giacomo Castiglioni


Check out a nice retrospective on Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni's iconic Arco Lamp at Apartment Therapy.

Daria Werbowy by Inez & Vinoodh

. Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Beautiful work by Dutch photography super-duo of Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, for Vogue Nippon. I recently learned the two met in the late 80's while Inez was studying at Gerrit Rietveld Academie, then becoming partners in both their professional and private lives. The rest, as they say, is history.

See the rest of the shoot at Fashion Gone Rogue.

Favorite Picks: Della Rocca Casa D'Aste: Italy


Some rare Italian lighting is being offered at today's Design auction from Torino based Della Rocca auction house. Favorite picks from the collection:

A biomorphic glass table lamp by CARLO NASON for MAZZEGA.

A Gherpe table lamp by SUPERSTUDIO.

A murano glass table lamp by ADALBERTO DAL LAGO for VISTOSI.

A chandelier of sculptural crystal + bronze by FONTANA ARTE.

A JOE COLUMBO Flash table lamp.

A Arabesco illuminated wall panel by GIACOMO BENEVELLI + GAETANO MISSAGLIA.

A folded steel floor lamp by LORENZO BURCHIELLARO.

A rare GINO SARFATTI Moon lamp.

A pair of ANGELO LELLI brass table lamps with adjustable star perforated shades by ARREDOLUCE.

View the full online catalog here.

Tapio Wirkkala Hourglass

. Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A beautiful minimalist design I've never seen before. Very nice, I'll be on the hunt.

From the Swimsuit Department archives.

Old School Hip Hop All Stars


As a young lad, skateboarding the mean city streets, these artists created the anthems of my youth. True hip-hop.... before bling ruined everything.

The tape glitches and VCR prompts add a cool authenticity I think.

The date was May 27, 1994.

Spaces: Calio Design: Apartamento bella Cintra: Brazil


This is Apartamento bella Cintra, which features a huge undulating wall of shelves, and a fine mix of contemporary and 20th Century modern furnishings. Works in this collection include lounge chair variations by Jean Prouvé, a daybed by Poul Kjaerholm across from a Gerrit Rietveld chair, an Eero Saarinen/Charles Eames Organic chair, a Sori Yanagi Butterfly stool, an Eero Saarinen Tulip dining table used as a desk, and purple Verner Panton Heart chair sitting beside a pair of contemporary Chair Ones by Konstantin Grcic.

The long row of Sori Yanagi Elephant Stools in lieu of a coffee table is an interesting application.

Via Calio Design.

Anja Rubik by Alex Cayley

. Monday, October 26, 2009

Great work from Alex Cayley of CBA.

Click here for the rest of the shoot.

Via Fashion Gone Rogue

Zimoun : Sound Sculptures


Zimoun : Sound Sculptures & Installations | Compilation Video V1.0 from [ ] on Vimeo.

I've blogged a couple times before about Harry Bertoia's sound sculptures, but now Swiss artists Zimoun and Pe Lang take the concept to new heights, with graphic compositions tempered with an elegantly minimalist approach.

Via Swiss Miss

Listen: Warpaint: Stars

. Sunday, October 25, 2009

"Waves of buzz have been steadily surrounding all female LA trio Warpaint. And rightly so. They're about to drop their Exquisite Corpse EP on the 10.11.09 via Speak N Spell. The first track "Stars" for example, is a softly spun gem that deals in haze, introspection and yearning and sounds like the tomboy little sister of School Of Seven Bells. "

Directed by Adam Harding and Burke Roberts.

Via Pedestrian, via Speak N Spell.

Spaces: Shelton, Mindel + Associates: Residence 0804


Known as Residence 0804 on the Shelton, Mindel + Associates website, this beautiful space features an informed blend of French and Danish 20th Century furnishings, including a Jean Prouvé Bahut Sideboard, Charlotte Perriand coffee table and stools, Finn Juhl Pelican lounge chairs, a Poul Kjaerholm daybed, Alvar Aalto lounge chairs, barstools by both Jean Prouvé and Harry Bertoia, Poul Henningsen Contrast chandeliers, a pair of Arne Jacobsen Egg lounge chairs, an Eero Saarinen pedestal table, and a rare and majestic Phillip Lloyd Powell table.

This is some beautiful photography, note the shot of the bedroom with the Richard Schultz patio set visible through the sheer window treatment. Very clever.

Via Shelton, Mindel + Associates.

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