Inside the Eames House

After much thought and deliberation I decided to do a small post on the Eames house, also known as Case Study House No. 8 since it was an experiment in American residential architecture sponsored by the Arts & Architecture magazine. They commissioned major architects of the day, such as Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen and Richard Neutra to design and build inexpensive and efficient model homes for the Unit …

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Artist Series by Hillman Curtis

Brooklyn based filmmaker Hillman Curtis recently released this wonderfully put together film which introduces us to the thought process behind the work of architect Daniel Libeskind. I’ve brought it across because the piece threw up a debate in my own mind about what I think design should be, as I always think it’s important to challenge what you believe in even if it’s just to reaffirm your own beliefs. There’s not …

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Joseph Erlanger’s House by Phillip Kalantzis

This morning I decided to bring across some photography by Phillip Kalantzis, a New York city based photographer, who took these fascinating pictures of professor Erlanger’s House in Urbana, Illinois. Erlanger was the head of contemporary Dance Division at the University of Illinois, with the house being designed for as little upkeep as possible since the Professor’s busy schedule left no time for …

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Mark Borthwick’s Townhouse in Brooklyn, New York

Pacha Design are made up of a partnership, Glenn Rushbrooke and Samantha Robb, who both make contemporary furniture thats simplistic in its approach and could be seen as wabi sabi in a lot of ways, beauty in imperfection. They have a great little journal that gets regular updates on furniture that they like and also any work that they are showing or selling …

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Alvar Aalto: In the Master’s Home

You may have seen me mention Alvar Aalto before, whether it be here or on my personal website, and over the weekend Nowness created this fantastic feature showcasing photography of the interior and exterior of the Alvar Aalto house in Helsinki, Finland. Alvar was a Finnish architect and designer, and was probably the most important Finnish architect of the 20th century. Not only did he design buildings, he …

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The 10 Best Product Designs in Pictures by Margaret Howell

I’m not a big fan of top ten lists but this one that Margaret Howell partook in had to be an absolute winner. Her vision really represents and runs in parallel with my love for clothing and design, it’s such a mix and amalgamation of lots of lifestyle elements. You really can’t knock her for all the classic items she’s produced, whether it be through her clothing …

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Meet Mjolk, Toronto, Canada

Located in the Junction neighborhood of Toronto, Canada, Mjolk (Milk) has the values of being pure, honest, and essential. This small retail store looks to represent designers from Scandinavia and Japan, from classic and current furniture to Japanese hand crafts, Mjolk reflects the pure aesthetic of the North. After my showcase of Thom Fougere’s photographic works featuring this shop, Dwell did a big feature …

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