Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Save This, Sign This!

I know we haven't blogged for a while, but we just returned home from an amazing road trip that included a stop in Oklahoma City. Wow! A great little city with some wonderful architecture! However, one of it's most unique buildings, Stage Center, is set to be demolished. Tired of unique structures being torn down to make way for homogenous high rises? Stop by Modern Tulsa for the link to sign a petition to help save this wonderful landmark!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

An Elegant Decay

1., 3., 5. Numi Thorvarsson's series on Icelandic abandoned homes
2., 6. Chairs at our New Hampshire home

Monday, February 4, 2013

A Pop of Mid Century Color

2., 7. Ib Kofod- Larsen Elizabeth Settee sold at Wright for 10,000.00
3., 9. Krenit Enamel Bowl Lots from Wright
4., 8. Sweater and Skirt Accessorized with Knit Flowers from a Japanese Craft Book,
5. 60's Woven Wall Hanging

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Modern Primitive

We're very excited to feature the following photos and would like to thank Cote De Texas, Gloria Oviatt and Joshua Lowenfels for these images! A big fan of Mr. Lowenfel's gallery (we've blogged with some of his collection before), we revisited to feature a few offerings that we've been watching for some time and searched for some good interior shots as a complement. That's when we found the Cote De Texas feature on Gloria Ovitt (please use the link for more photos of her house, her contact information and what shows she'll be selling at) and her wonderful house! Finally, a wonderful, clean contemporary that uses the lines and palette of Early American and Country pieces to their clean-lined, heavily patina'd best.

1., 3., 5., 7., 10. Joshua Lowenfels, Works of Art
2., 4., 6., 8., 9., 11. Home of Gloria Ovitt via Cote De Texas

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Hunt

1. A 30s/40s Taxidermy Deer Form
2. Hunting Photo (Detail) at Universal Live
3. Adirondack Chairs from Rago
4. Vintage "No Hunting Sign" at Burley Auction Group
5. Leather Hunting Sack at Cowan's
6. HuntingParty Photo
7. Leather Ankle Boots at Railton's
8. Adirondack Chair from Pook & Pook
9. Vintage Taxidermy Form at Candlearts

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

17th Century Modern

The Spanish House from the last blog, with its Brutalist inspiration, inspires us for its spare, elegant lines, so too does the oldest house in Nantucket. The Jethro Coffin House shares the same spare elegance and economy of line, only (almost) 500 years earlier! Circa 1686, we truly believe that the palatte and beams, play of scale and lovely patinas are very bit as captivating and perhaps a bit more intimate.

1., 3., 5., 6. The Jethro Coffin House, Nantucket
2. Charlton Hall Ladderback Chair Lot
4. Stoneware Jug from Keystone Auctions
7. Rope Bed we purchased at William Bunch
8. Pair of Stoneware Jugs sold at William Bunch

Friday, January 25, 2013

So Close, Yet So Far Away

There is something astounding about the aesthetic relationship between the architecture of Ensamble Studio and the artist Adriaan Berend Wagemaker. Although there is 45 years between the creation of the artwork and the building of this house, it seems as if one was constructed for the other- material, palette and geometries that soften as they interact with the organic forms around them.

1., 3., 5., 7. Hemeroscopium House by Ensamble Studios circa 2005
2. Adriaan Berend (Jaap) Wagemaker, Le ClousMixed Media Circa 1960
4. Adriaan Berend (Jaap) Wagemaker, Structure En Gris Et Bleu, Mixed Media Circa 1960
6. Adriaan Berend (Jaap) Wagemaker, Forme De L'EspaceMixed Media Circa 1960