Soft and sleek. Designed in 1965 by France's Pierre Paulin, this is the definitive 1960's Pop Era lounge chair.
"As if Pierre Paulin had premonitions of Flower Power, the Tulip spreads its simple, half-open petals around the sitter, inviting and warming at the same time. "
Seen in situ at the London home of handbag designer Anya Hindmarch, via Vanity Fair.
Video co-directed by Neil Pollock and Jonathan Bekemeier.
"The fifth track on their 1989 album Doolittle. Written by Francis as a teenager, "Here Comes Your Man" was recorded for the band's 1987 demo tape, but not included on either Come On Pilgrim or Surfer Rosa; it was seen as an anomaly in the band's repertoire by their producers. Critics saw "Here Comes Your Man" as the Pixies' breakthrough song; Jon Dolan of Spin magazine commented that it was "the most accessible song ever by an underground-type band.""
From Creative Review:
"Craste was briefed by agency RKCR/Y&R to create a film based around a legendary quest, where an Inuit hero retrieves a spiritual stone that has been stolen from a mystical totem by a giant bear. While performing his mission, our hero reveals some pretty nifty sporting skills that would prove useful at the Olympics, including skiing, snowboarding, and CR's personal favourite winter sport, curling."
My favorite comment someone left on the video:
"did...did they just make curling awesome? "
Via Creative Review, and Studio AKA. Thanks Craig for the tip.
The Ansley Glass House is beautiful modernist home merged with a traditional street front facade, similar to a project by Matt Gibson that I previously posted. Unfortunately there are no photos of the front of the home which would have been interesting to see. From the site:
"The Ansley Glass House is located in an historic downtown neighborhood, with a mature tree canopy and direct views to the immediate city skyline. The project replaces a series of additions to a 1910-era house with a new glass-lined living space including a garage, kitchen, family room, library, and a new stair linking three levels. The structure is capped with an occupiable roof deck surrounded by glass guardrails and clerestories, offering diagonal sightlines up to the midtown skyscrapers beyond and into the living spaces below.
The clients expressed a strong desire to have their domestic spaces perceptually lodged in the out-of-doors, and to have the visceral presence of the city skyline both night and day. The interior spaces are arranged as a series of split-levels, each spiraling around a new central stair. The stair, with no visible stringers, is suspended from adjacent and overhead structure, and uppermost rooms are cantilevered and suspended over lower ones. This spatial arrangement is in stark contrast to the historic front half of the residence, creating a dialogue of space types. The use of glass curtain-walls as a cladding material establishes a permeable boundary between the house and its immediate context, provides for light and views, and materially engages the glass skyscrapers visible on the immediate horizon. This combination—offset and cantilevered interior spaces viewable through a transparent exterior cladding—proposes a residential experience which is both spatially and visually suspended within the very close context."
Furnishing the home are some nice pieces of 20th Century modernist design, including a Jens Risom lounge chair and ottoman, and a beautiful set of Eero Saarinen wood-legged executive chairs surrounding a George Nakashima inspired dining table.
Continuing our Creative Spaces series is the home/studio of artist Matte Stephens, recently featured on the Herman Miller blog. This small space is a shrine to the American Modern Movement, loaded with a museum worthy collection of furniture and graphic art.
"Do you feel that your working environment has any influence over your painting?
To me it’s the most important thing when working at home to have an inspiring workroom. I spend a lot of time in the room so I have tried to make it as inspiring and comfortable as possible. As you can see I love mid century design and I feel its one of my main influences. Being able to live with and work with good design makes everything more efficient and it’s just great stuff."
Here's an interview with Matte on Grain Edit.
The New York residence of Canadian interior designers George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg. Their first major commission was in 1984 when they were hired by Joseph Mimran and Alfred Sung to design their new Toronto store Club Monaco. They have since earned their place among the world's foremost luxury hotel and retail designers, with offices in both Toronto and New York.
This amazing interior features a carefully selected collection of fine 20th Century modernism, including a beautiful polished brass pendant lamp by Paavo Tynell, a Gio Ponti coffee table, a Nanna Ditzel lounge chair, and a set of 8 vintage T-Chairs by Katavolos, Littell & Kelley surrounding the dining table.
Via Yabu Pushelberg.
A superb pair of leather lounge chairs designed by Paul McCobb for Directional.
A high glam Gaetano Sciolari chandelier in chrome and enameled steel.
An early expanding dining table by Børge Mogensen.
A finely crafted minimalist bench made out of solid teak.
A Finnish modernist occasional chair featuring an arching molded plywood backrest and tapered dowel legs.
All via Modern Love.