i just got finnish summer houses in the mail and i am obsessed with it! every house in the book is awesome.
this cabin is just where i would like to spend some time, check out the unexpected interior below...
bernard rudofsky (american, 1905–1988, born in austria) was an architect, curator, critic, exhibition designer, and fashion designer whose entire oeuvre was influenced by his lifelong interest in people's concepts about the body. he is as well known for his controversial exhibitions and publications as he is for the design of the popular bernardo sandals in the 1950s and 1960s...lessons from bernard rudofsky illustrates rudofsky's thought process through the diverse presentation of sketches, architectural models, travel notebooks, photographs, sculptures, fabrics, and footwear...
below are a sketch and a couple photographs from the book accompanying the exhibit.
i just finished watching i love you alice b. toklas and i can't believe i've never seen it before! i am now obsessed with the 60's bachelor apartment morphed into hippie den, it is amazing! i wish i had stills of the wood paneled bathroom with black + white graphics pasted on the walls, so, so good! look at what the hippies did to the overhead lights above!
i just spotted this lamp on a design sponge sneak peek. i can't wait to get one! it is a castiglioni design that is being produced by flos. the bulb is sand blasted on one side to diffuse the light and the extra cord wraps around the base. it might be the perfect lamp.
get it here in all these colors.
this card came in the christmas gift from knoll textiles. i love this drum and am so happy to have been turned on to graphic designer herbert matter. besides working for knoll, matter designed for conde nast, the swiss national tourist office, charles and ray eames and made a film about alexander calder that was scored by john cage.
a recent exhibit on matter at stanford had this to say (his work) "wasn't done in photoshop...this was done in the darkroom, with masks, knives and imagination."
i didn't know anything about talisker, but i was totally drawn to this shot. it reminds me of when my grandfather would set up a grill at the top of the mountain and we'd have a hamburger picnic. i love the sun chairs in the snow!
turns out the talisker photo shoot was shot by peter lindbergh and patrick demarchelier.
anyway, off to mammoth in the morning for a long weekend!
i have already stated how much i love the book jackets designed by alvin lustig. how good is the dylan thomas one? the text on his website is so interesting, it is worth taking the time to read about his career.
i would love to have some of the stationary he designed...
and, i am already a ridiculous magazine junkie, imagine if they still had covers as amazing as these lustig designs?
if i didn't hate hate flannel sheets i would buy a set of garnet hill's ticking stripe in ink. they are so beautiful, maybe i could use the shams and not actually sleep on them..
i spent last night checking out all the prints of amazing photos and drawings available at the house & garden store. each print can be ordered framed or unframed and in sizes ranging from 12" x 15" to 32" x 40". i had to severely edit which pics i posted, there are so many good ones and more are scheduled to be added in the coming months!
can you imagine a current magazine having as graphic a cover as the one above from 1947?
a great range is available, from covers like this one, to beautiful photographs and inspiring interiors. the two below remind me of one of my favorite recent images...
and how chic and current are these two spots, both from the 50's..
and imagine the impact of these two shots below blown up to giant size...