Saturday, December 26, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Shelves line the top of this livingroom by New York based architecture firm Specht Harpman; Ben Seibel bookends at 1st Dibs.
Traditionally inspired shelves by Stephen Roberts Inc via Plastolux. Carl Aubock bookends via Aritonic.
Interior design by Shawn Henderson; Warren Platner bookends at Acorn.
The only element in Falling Water not designed by Frank Lloyd Wright was the shelves in Edgar Kaufmann Jr.'s study. They were designed by Kaufmann Jr. and approved by Wright. Cowan Pottery bookends, 1931 from Wright 20, and Arts and Crafts bookends from Diamond Gallery.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
All this snow has us thinking about the power of white. This perfect neutral celebrates individual style and provides a backdrop for any type of space, from warm and soft, to cool and bold.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Walter Yarwood, Cedars, 1962, University of Toronto
Walter Yarwood's Horizon, 1964
Robarts Library, University of Toronto
Walter Yarwood, The Pines, 1968, Ontario Government Buildings
Habitat '67 for Montreal's 1967 Expo
Boston City Hall, 1963-1968
Sydney Masonic Center, 1974
Le Corbusier, The Monastery of Sainte-Marie de La Tourette
Pilgrimage Church, 1962, Gottfried Bohm
Friday, December 18, 2009
We stumbled on the Green Flea last weekend at MS 44 Junior High School on the Upper West Side. While we weren't very impressed with the "antique market," the collection of student's art along the hallways was inspiring--especially their collection of self-portraits. Will they become the next Warhol or Picasso?
Andy Warhol Self-Portrait in Orange 1967, Andy Warhol Self-Portrait with Camouflage 1986, Andy Warhol Self-Portrait 1986
Jean-Michel Basquiat Self-Portrait (plaid) 1983.
Ammi Phillips, Girl in Red Dress with Cat and Dog, 1830-1835, and Will Barnett's Woman Reading, 1970.