my cut down on internet time b/c of the new house might have made me a little slow to catching on to this one but that doesn't make me any less obsessed with the selby!
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 have long been a fan of christien meindertsma and flocks. (the sweaters with sheep identity cards are brilliant.)
these pics of a yarn investigating trip to kyrgyzstan are so cool..I have long been dreaming of a textile tour to that part of the world. i want to have that same car and pile it high with my finds! i would also love to have one of flocks amazing poofs!
i just pre-ordered my copy of a maysles scrapbook: photographs/cinemagraphs/documents. the maysles were the first to get me psyched about documentaries so i am excited about this behind the scenes glimpse!
i absolutely love this clock by icelandic designer thorunn arnadottir that was featured in the nytimes article "the slow life picks up speed". each bead represents five minutes with a red bead every hour, a gold bead for noon and a silver one for midnight.
not only is it beautiful and functional but if you don't want to be bogged down by time you can wear it as a necklace instead!
i am blown away by this church in the czech countryside designed by qubus studio. this is the most inspiring thing i have seen in awhile.
the panton chair is an amazing choice, they look like rows of nuns!
this bike from free city would be such a great christmas present! if only i had more places to ride. I have a sad vision of this awesome bike sitting in the driveway next to my knitting machine and old paint cans.
i know she has been around for a bit, but seriously, claudy jongstra's felt pieces might be the coolest thing ever.
i mean she keeps her own herd of sheep! i recently held one of her samples and it is even more amazing in person!
i spent the weekend checking out all the courses at yestermorrow design/build school, a school in vermont that has 1-2 week courses on design and construction.
"yestermorrow inspires people to create a better more sustainable world by providing hands on education that integrates design and craft as a creative interactive process."
i always wish i knew more about building when i am talking to contractors and cabinet makers, now i have my chance. there are so many courses i want to try! from building with cob, strawbale and more to sustainable communities of the future...who wants to share a cabin with me?