How about a little love for another one of Charlotte's fine local establishments this morning? SLATE furniture + art collective is maybe my favorite place to find unique, modern home goods locally, so even if you don't live nearby (or, er, walking distance), check this place out if you ever find yourself in the Queen City.
a miesian spring break
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe would have celebrated his birthday this week (131 candles, in fact). It's also the middle of spring break season. So in honor of the world’s greatest modernist, celebrate Mies by visiting one (or all) of these sites.
(Note: they may not be tropical locales, but all the glass more than makes up for it, right?)
midMOD monday: the egg chair
Today on midMOD Monday, I bring you a chair. And it's not just any chair. It's the chair that changed a thousand hotel lobbies.
Albert Kahn @ 148
Architect Albert Kahn would have celebrated a birthday this week (Tuesday, March 21), so I wanted to honor the ‘architect of Detroit’ and one of the most important influences on the development of American modernism with a post.
green thumb modernism
Blame it on the first day of spring, but I’m at maximum plant obsession right now.
(Sigh) It’s Monday again. And I've consumed the maximum amount of coffee this morning, but I just can’t quite snap out of that “wait-the weekend is over?” funk. Luckily, it’s midMOD Monday, so we can drool over some decadent architecture for a few minutes before getting back to the real world vortex.
St. Patrick Green
Happy St. Patrick's Day (and Happy Friday!) For the love of the Irish, today I bring you a few things that are both MODERN and GREEN. They're pretty perfect for the holiday or really, any day, since the Pantone Color of the year just so happens to be "Greenery." Green signals renewal, restoration, and "new beginnings." So go ahead and give your house a little spring 'refresh' with something green.
architectural cinema ii: Columbus
It looks like 2017 might be shaping up to be a pretty good year for movies starring architecture.
midMOD monday: birthday bertoia
Harry Bertoia- celebrated industrial designer, inspired sculptor, and all around icon of modern design- would have turned 102 years old last Friday. The Italian-born polymath, most known for his wire Diamond Chair, defined an era of American design by creating work free from the formal constraints of European Modernism. He remains renowned not only for his creative genius but for his humility (he rarely signed his work) and experimental engagement with materials, form, and space.
on the next This Old House...
It's Friday, so I don't know about you, but I am very much looking forward to the weekend. Here at claass HAUS, we have this (nerdy?) Saturday morning tradition of watching This Old House while eating breakfast, and this weekend will be no exception. So if you are like me and love a little Kevin O'Connor with your coffee, you'll be pleased to hear that the newest season of the show will feature the rehab of a house in Detroit’s historic Russell Woods neighborhood
This architectural historian cannot stop thinking about buildings, food, and that vintage rug she found online.