Flashback: Gang Starr: Mass Appeal: 1994

. Sunday, February 28, 2010

Guru of Gang Starr has recently suffered a heart attack and is currently in a coma. Our thoughts and well wishes go out to this legend and his family.

Noot Seear by Matt Jones

. Thursday, February 25, 2010

Model turned actress Noot Seear wears the spring trend of head to toe denim in February’s Elle Italia.

Beautifully shot by Matt Jones, see the rest of the shoot here at fashiongonerogue.

Spaces: Herzog & de Meuron: VitraHaus: Weil am Rhein


Vitra continues to astound with their latest showroom by Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, built on the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein, Germany.

"a combination of furniture showroom, museum and resource centre, a trip to the 'vitrahaus'
is like traveling through design history..."

Take the tour at Designboom, and at Dezeen.

A great follow up to the previously posted Marco Kogan Volume B.


. Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Workspace Perfection


Cute puppy!

Photo: Jan Bengtsson.

Via Sköna hem, FlourishDesign+Style.

Spotlight: Gadi Gilan of B4ItWasCool


Visit with Gadi Gilan, owner of New York's B4ItWasCool Antique Gallery, and see his passion for the American Industrial aesthetic.

Presented by ACL x Cole, Rood & Haan Co. from Michael Williams on Vimeo.

Thnx Abi for the link.

Watch: The Exploding Girl

. Monday, February 22, 2010

In her first leading role, Zoe Kazan plays Ivy, a twenty-year-old college student home for Spring Break. Shes excited about a developing romance back at school and life is seemingly perfect. When her longtime friend Al finds himself without a place to stay during the break, Ivy and her mother take him in and Al and Ivys friendship strengthens while her boyfriend grows more and more distant. Increasingly distressed about her conflicting feelings, Ivy struggles to keep control, not wanting overwhelming her emotions and trigger her epilepsy. Restrained and meditative, THE EXPLODING GIRL is the exquisite portrait of a young girl coming of age and finding a deeper kind of love in New York City.

In theatres March 12, 2010

Directed by: Bradley Rust Gray
Starring: Zoe Kazan, Mark Rendall, Franklin Pipp, Maryann Urbano

Thnx Linds for the link.

Flashback: Helena Christensen by Michel Comte: 1993

. Saturday, February 20, 2010

Can't wait for Phillips de Pury's next photography auction coming in April. In the meantime, here's a look back at a favorite from one of their recent sales. Helena Christensen in 1993, an icon in the making.

Via Phillips de Pury.

Spaces: 7 Great Modern Dining Rooms


Seven different interpretations of the modern dining room. Featuring design classics by Arne Jacobsen, Charles + Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Achille Castigliano, Poul Henningsen and Paolo Rizzato.

Compiled by RUM.

Fresh Finds: Charles+Ray Eames, Paul McCobb, Helen Webber + more


An early series production Eames Aluminum Group Chair for Herman Miller, with original chocolate brown naugahyde.

An occasional table from Paul McCobb's Planner Group, with trademark tapered and splayed dowel legs.

A refined Italian serving tray in brushed brass and smoked glass.

Four jazz-themed screenprints by Helen Webber, published by Tom Tru and distributed by Raymor.

All via Modern Love.

Meet James Zemaitis, director of Sotheby's 20th Century Design


In a previously posted video of Sotheby's George Nakashima: Soul of a Tree, James Zemaitis' passion for the subject is immediately evident.... and infectious. His passion for Modernism and creative approaches to promote it, has helped him propel the market for 20th Century design. Read about his story on 1stDibs here.

Flashback: David Bowie Responds to his First American Fan Letter: 1967

. Friday, February 19, 2010

Click for a better look at David Bowie's letter to a young Sandra Dodd, who was then 14 years old. Fascinating. See the rest of the package at SandraDodd.com.

Watch: Join the Fight

. Tuesday, February 16, 2010

In one of the most powerful spots ever produced by the Canadian Cancer Society, 8 people share their real experiences and emotions, inviting and inspiring others to join the fight for life.

There are also 8 companion videos that take a closer look at these people's personal stories.

Modern Love and The North Elevation are proud corporate partners of the Canadian Cancer Society.

Please take a few moments to share this video with everyone you know.

Spaces: Hermann Muthesius + Thomas Andrae: Berlin

. Monday, February 15, 2010

The home of Thomas Andrae, co-owner of Cream Contemporary gallery. This turn of the century country mansion was one of 69 homes designed by diplomat and architect Hermann Muthesius, an advocate of the English Arts and Crafts movement within Germany, who subsequently influenced the pioneers of German modernism and the Bauhaus. Upon acquisition, Andrae's mission was to restore the home to its original state. Extensive restoration was undertaken, based on Andrae's research of Muthesius, and the original construction drawings found in the land registry in Berlin. The result is a poetic mix of 19th Century influenced architecture, and Andrae's own taste for 20th Century modernist furnishings and contemporary art.

My favorite part of the Andrae residence is the truly international arrangement of the collection of German modular candle holders atop a huge Jean Prouvé dining table surrounded by leather Warren Platner lounge chairs.

Via Freunde von Freunden (Friends of Friends).

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