Friday, October 30, 2009
What do my sketches above have to do with the Finn Juhl images below? Just a lovely memory I have of the day I was sketching it. I was sitting on a stoop finishing my drawing assignment when I was interrupted by a lovely elderly gentleman on his bike. I was sitting on his stoop. He asked what I was doing and I explained myself, that I was finishing a drawing assignment for school. He quickly mentioned that he had also wanted to become an architect but that he wasn't able to get into the school so he became a lawyer instead. I guess that response should have raised some questions immediately but he was very charming and invited me in for tea and to see his home built in the 1600's. I really couldn't say no. I think if I had been anywhere else in the world besides Denmark I would never have entered this man's home but it felt right. And while I barely remember his home besides it being filled with books I do remember the conversation.
He spoke of knowing Finn Juhl's widow very well and that if I liked he could arrange for me to see the house. Thinking back I have no idea why I didn't take him up on this offer. But in my defense I was saturated with architecturally significant visits through school.
Hopefully though I'll now be able to see it the next time I travel back to Denmark since it was since been turned into a museum. And until then these beautiful photos will have to suffice.
I'd also like to mention the one thing that stands out for me with Finn Juhl's work is that he tried to complete his house through designing every piece from the forks and knives to that beautiful, lovely, enchanting sofa. (Yes I covet one) What a wonderful challenge to put to oneself. hmmmm
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
A wailing female voice came over the stereo and I did whatever the internal equivalent of an irritated gesture is. Not much of the song was distinguishable—the singer did not enunciate—but words about shoe-shopping and compromised love came into it, and a bridge that communicated desperation followed by a triumphant verse.
I’m always confused about the different kinds of femininity, some of which are repulsive and others shameful and one or two otherworldly. I remember being eighteen and wanting, basically, to be a boy—not physically, just emotionally—when someone pointed out that I just hadn’t located the right archetype, and if I’d even bothered to look I would have found it right away.
She also writes some fucking hilarious reviews of Mad Men.
A young woman wise beyond her years. love.
Illustration by Laura Laine. Incredible.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I'm not sure how I stumbled on to their site but per usual I'm sure I was looking for something else and then I got majorly sidetracked.... oops scrolling through furniture finds when you should be offing yourself to bed is a bad habit to get into. So I pass Modern 50 on to you.
And this small quiz is quite amusing. I scored 100% how about you?
Monday, October 12, 2009
I was walking down Maiden Lane when I came across this beauty of a window. The photo on the left I took and the photos on the right are from Kuntzel + Deygas's blog. Love the characters, love the black and white, love that their website is named 'add a dog'.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
I don't know about you but I never tire of having a glimpse into others homes. Especially when it is the completely adorable Mette of Ungt Blod. and Rufus and Dennis too of course.
Want to see more? Head on over to Dos Family. Want to peek into others homes go to Dos Visits.
Happy Friday everyone.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
I was listening to my stock of podcasts, this time it was Studio 360. The ArtPrize was the subject of discussion. Its a massive art event open to anyone and everyone. Sounds good so far, but in order to win you just have to receive the most votes. Really!?!! Votes? I think we need to kill this reality tv public voting process. Its really inane. Thats a test in marketing not artistic language and skill. I'm not saying you don't need both but really!?!
Anyways one of the artists peaked my interest. Tanya Aguiniga,who was felting modern chairs for her submission at the event. Oooh, I just had to take a peek. Especially after collaborating with Ashley on my chairs and then hearing she's also felting some Eames Lounge chairs for Lela Rose. Look how lovely they turned out. It seems everyone is intrigued with felt.
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