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Cactus Coat Stand
The original Cactus coat stand was designed by Guido Drocco and Franco Mello for legendary Italian furniture manufacturer Gufram. An iconic object born out of rebellion to the austere modernism of the 1960s, the playful sculpture holds as much relevance...
SHOPS
The Good Mod
Housed in one of NW's traditional warehouse loft spaces, The Good Mod is an absolute treasure trove of Mid-Century Modern and industrial design. Stacks of vintage Eames molded fiberglass chairs extend to the ceiling, while inspiring vignettes populate...
STYLE
Faris Jewelry
Growing up in the Pacific Northwest one must find ways to deal with days spent inside due to the dominating rainfall that blankets the region. As a child, Faris Du Graf found herself drawn to design during such times, thanks to her family's furniture...
DESIGN
Edward Durell Stone: Modernism's Populist Architect
Controversial modernist, notorious drinker, architectural tycoon—Edward Durell Stone wore many hats during his long and storied career. In "Edward Durell Stone: Modernism's Populist Architect," historian Mary Anne Hunting hopes to uncover...
CULTURE
Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design
Saul Bass, best known for transforming the way movies begin, was in fact a designer of incredible versatility. As design historian Pat Kirkham shows in his forthcoming book on Bass (co-authored with Bass' daughter Jennifer), the legendary "visual...
DESIGN
Prouvé RAW
Prouvé RAW, G-Star's latest collaboration in promoting its creative approach to other fields outside of clothing, links the denim brand with modernist Jean Prouvé's furniture designs. Two years ago, the Amsterdam-based company approached...
DESIGN
From Photography to Design
Even design dilettantes will know Charlotte Perriand as a famous architect, pioneer of 20th-century interiors design and as the designer behind some of Le Corbusier's most iconic furniture. But taking on a less-known side of the legend, the exhibition...
DESIGN
Soap Chair
Getting a "do-over" usually only happens in video games, and it's even rarer still in the world of design. With Eero Aarnio's molded fiberglass Soap Chair, he's improved on his own classic design, creating a version of his revered 1968 Pastil Chair...
DESIGN
Image. Architecture. Now.
Known as "one shot Shulman" for his knack for capturing subjects perfectly on the first try, architectural photographer Julius Shulman first entranced the world with his image "Case Study House #22, Los Angeles, 1960. Pierre Koenig, Architect...
DESIGN
Painting Toward Architecture
One of the greatest historians of American architecture, Henry-Russell Hitchcock helped shape the way we consider the medium today. An advocate of architecture as art over absolute function, Hitchcock wrote numerous books on the subject of architectural...
TRAVEL
The Modern House
Finding a truly spectacular holiday home to buy or rent can be an impossibly difficult, time-consuming task. Architecture journalists Albert Hill and Matt Gibberd have changed that with The Modern House, a U.K.-based real estate site dedicated to...
TRAVEL
The Metropolitan London
Of the many perks a hotel stay offers, one of the best and simplest luxuries is the kind of mesmerizingly beautiful view that London's Metropolitan has. Situated on the corner of Hyde Park, the building's floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the vast...
DESIGN
Eva Zeisel at Room & Board
In 1999, James Klein and David Reid of ceramics design firm KleinReid approached living legend Eva Zeisel about a possible collaboration. The fruits of their labor—limited edition archival prints and vases—now sell from Room & Board...
DESIGN
Richard Meier: Architect Volume 5
by Anna Carnick In celebration of Richard Meier Architect Volume 5," this latest volume reveals that time hast slowed Meier down at all. Focusing on his work between 2004 and 2009, the book offers a thorough and intimate understanding of Meier...
CULTURE
Kimber Modern Bed and Breakfast
While in Austin recently, I spent a couple of nights at a beautifully designed new hotel called the Kimber Modern, located in the happening SOCO area, just a short hop, skip and sideways roll to the bustling hive of restaurants and cafes along South...
DESIGN
Sergio Rodrigues x ClassiCon Furniture
Architect and designer Sergio Rodrigues is the latest gem owing thanks to the huge resurgence of interest in mid-20th century Brazilian furniture in recent years. Last month, ClassiCon, the German manufacturer of classic and contemporary design, launched...
DESIGN
Modern Living Supplies
Nestled in the bottom pocket of New York's Lower East Side, Modern Living Supplies is a gallery-inspired furniture shop mixing vintage classics and modern designs. Owner and resident furniture designer Mark Naylon is now offering his collection...
DESIGN
Gilbert Rohde: Modern Design for Modern Living
Although known best for his work for Herman Miller, industrial designer Gilbert Rohde's entire output of work is an extensive collection of furniture and interiors, which Phyllis Ross examines in full in her recent book for Yale University Press...
TECH
Deconet Online Modern Furniture Shop
For those who've fantasized about a furniture-buying trip to Copenhagen, Deconet is an online modern furniture marketplace. Like 1stdibs with a more modern focus, the site connects buyers and sellers from all around the globe. From famous designers...
CULTURE
Peter Eisenman: City of Culture
If one were to gaze off into the ancient hills of Santiago de Compostela, their eye might be snared on a large interruption. Architect Peter Eisenman's brand-new City of Culture complex is currently in the heat of construction and sticks out like...
CULTURE
The Modern Architecture Pop-Up Book
Viewing architecture in two-dimensions can be frustrating. Made to be touched and experienced, powerful architecture is impossible to recreate on paper. But a new book takes things one step closer to that unattainable goal. "The Modern Architecture...
DESIGN
Charles and Ray Eames Commemorative Stamps
As an unabashedly extreme fangirl of all things Eames, I am happy to say that the U.S. Postal Service is also feeling some Eames love this month. This week they have issued a hotly-anticipated set of 16 commemorative stamps honoring the iconic husband...
TECH
Modhaus
Whenever I need to buy furniture—and it's been a few times over the past few months (yes, bookcases are useful things)—I check out Modhaus, an online store and "gallery of modernist furnishings, decorative arts and cultural artifacts...
CULTURE
Richard Meier: Houses and Apartments
A follow-up to the book Rizzoli published on pre-eminent modernist architect Richard Meier 10 years ago, their forthcoming Richard Meier: House and Apartments is a hefty volume featuring 28 stunning works. Organized chronologically, each private residence...
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