Daily Dose: The James Hotel

. Wednesday, April 20, 2011
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Featuring a lobby filled with Sergio Rodrigues' slick Kilin sling chairs, originally designed in 1971.

Via remodelista.

Flashback: 1991: A Tribe Called Quest: Can I Kick It?

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Spaces: Jonathan Boyer + Michael Yannell's LEED Platinum House: Chicago

. Monday, April 18, 2011
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"Architect Jonathan Boyer, of Chicago’s Farr Assoc., says the house is designed to produce as much energy as it consumes. But, he adds, he knew it would get the point across only if it also looked good."

An impressive LEED platinum home, leading the way in 21st Century home design, while furnished with 20th Century modernist classics.  Included are a dining table and lounge chairs by Warren Platner, sofa and side tables by Florence Knoll, and stools by Harry Bertoia.

Photos by Tony Soluri, see the full project details at elle decor.

Flashback: 1981: Blondie: Rapture

. Saturday, April 16, 2011
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via the worlds best ever.

Watch: Sleeping Beauty: Trailer

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"Sleeping Beauty" marks the directorial debut of Sydney novelist Julia Leigh and if the calibre of her endorsements or the strength of this trailer are any indication, you'll be hearing a whole lot more about this film as the year progresses.

Synopsis: Lucy is a young university student who takes a job as a Sleeping Beauty. In the Sleeping Beauty Chamber old men seek an erotic experience that requires Lucy’s absolute submission. This unsettling task starts to bleed into Lucy’s daily life and she develops an increasing need to know what happens to her when she is asleep.

via pedestrian.

Spaces: Found Associates: Found Residence: London

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Encased within a traditional Georgian exterior, is this light-filled sleek minimalist interior, home to architect Richard Found, his wife, and two children. Furnished with a stellar selection of fine 20th Century design, their collection includes armchairs by André Arbus, a daybed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, a vintage Italian brass coffee-table, Eames LCW and Eiffel chairs, and a set of six Hans Wegner wishbone chairs. Artwork is by Paul Pfeiffer, Dexter Dalwood, and David Salle.

Photos by Simon Upton, read the full project details at elle decor.

Fresh Finds: Iconic Jacobsen Ant Chairs, + a Danish Lounge Chair in Leather + Teak

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A pair of classic stackable Arne Jacobsen Ant chairs, icons of the Modern Movement.  Signed Made in Denmark with embossed Fritz Hansen and Danish Control logos.






An exceptional Danish lounge chair featuring segmented leather upholstery with headrest and arm/shoulder rests, floating on a sculpted base of solid teak.  Impressively scaled. Not signed, designer not known.

All via Modern Love, with many more great finds to come.

Look+Listen: Spike Jonze Presents: Lil Buck + Yo-Yo Ma

. Thursday, April 14, 2011
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Via the worlds best ever, via Opening Ceremony.

Watch: Vans Syndicate x Luke Meier

. Wednesday, April 13, 2011
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A short film directed by Kahlil Joseph, in collaboration with Luke Meier, using the RED ONE as well as the Phantom HD systems.

From What Matters Most
Written and Directed by: Kahlil Joseph
Music by: Flying Lotus and Melvin Gibbs
Photographed by: Matthew J. Lloyd
Produced by: Omid Fatemi
Co-produced by: Funk Factory Films
Executive Produced By: Luke Meier and Chris Gibbs
Skaters: Chioke Daudi Stuckey, Ben Randolph and Zachary Zaragoza
Edited by: Kahlil Joseph, Sean Shafer, Aaron Morris and Luke Lynch
Costume/Production Designer: Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes
Optical Titles: Sebastian Pardo
Camera Assist: Trevor Funk

Shot on location in Seattle, WA

Support from: Tom Cooke, Jay Potocar, Jon Warren, Berto Liechty, Rian Pozzebon, Peter Dericks, Michael deWit, and Matt Shipman from Vans; James Jebbia from Supreme; and Ill Studio

Special thanks: The Procter Family, Molly O’Brien, Malik Sayeed, Funk Factory Films, Trevor Funk, Nin Truong, Ali Fatemi, Chezik Walker, Rock Paper Scissors, Rodney Procter and The City of Seattle

Spotlight: Prints by Mads Hagedorn-Olsen + Anders Morell Hagen

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Entomology at its most stylish.  More at www.hagedornhagen.com. Via the modern love tumblr.

Listen: DJ Co-Wrekt Promo Mix for 84 ½

. Sunday, April 10, 2011
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Enjoy this special mix crafted for our gallery at 84 1/2 Albert Street, by hip-hop specialist DJ Co-Wrekt.

Watch: Glenn O'Brien: Modern Man

. Saturday, April 9, 2011
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"Renaissance man Glenn O’ Brien takes us through his new book How to be a Man (Rizzoli) and reveals the details on some of his private collection of works from Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Tom Sachs."

Via Life + Times.

Little Dragon Live at IFC Crossroads House

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Via IFC, and Little Dragon's facebook.

Classic Spaces: Ben Sandler at Alvar Aalto's Maison Carré: Tomorrowland

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Paris-based Ben Sandler shoots a beautiful fashion editorial at Maison Carré, one of the most important private homes designed by Alvar Aalto. Prints are available for sale at Ben Sandler's site, via cargocollective.

Favorite Picks: Wright: Living Contemporary

. Friday, April 8, 2011
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A sophisticated blend of 20th Century Art and Design will be offered in Wright's upcoming April 28th auction, Living Contemporary. These are my favorite picks:

A biomorphic lounge chair by Franco Campo and Carlo Graffi.

A double table lamp by Christian Dell.

Sleek 70's stainless steel lounge chairs by Forma Nova.

A red lacquer and gilt dresser by Axel-Einer Hjort.

A watercolor by Marcel Dzama.

An amazing Italian brass and bamboo library ladder.

A pair of leather and steel chairs by Jacques Adnet.

A screenprint by Ryan McGuinness.

A pair of Bird Chairs by Preben Fabricius and Jorgen Kastholm.

An uncut and unpeeled set of 10 stickers by Andy Warhol.


See the full preview at Wright.

Watch: Beastie Boys: Fight For Your Right-Revisited: Trailer

. Thursday, April 7, 2011
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Featuring an all-star cast, via beastie boys.

Classic Spaces: Philip Johnson x BassamFellows: Hodgson House: New Canaan, Connecticut

. Tuesday, April 5, 2011
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Across the street from Philip Johnson's Glass House, is the private residence he designed in 1951 for Richard Hodgson and his family.  Lovingly restored by Craig Bassam and Scott Bellows of BassamFellows,  and now their new home.  Bassam and Fellows are accomplished Moderinist restorers, their most notable previous project was the Willis N. Mills house also in New Caanan.

"Their own furniture designs harmonize nicely with the pieces that were designed for the house by Johnson’s office and postwar classics by Poul Kjaerholm and Hans Wegner. “There’s a softness to some of the pieces,” Bassam said, “that balances the square sharpness of other pieces.” After almost 60 years, you can no longer call this house cutting edge. But you can call it a classic."

One of the most notable pieces is the Philip Johnson designed burlwood sofa, with a brass table lamp built-into its attached granite side table.


Photos by Nikolas Koenig, read the full story at NYT.

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