We already managed to celebrate one architect's birthday this week, why not another one?
April 26 was Frederick Law Olmsted's birthday. So we are lighting 195 candles for the father of American landscape architecture on today's claass HAUS. (Plus, Black Mountain College!)
i.m. pei's 100th birthday
Architect I.M. Pei turns 100 years old today. We're celebrating with a look at his rare residential design in Fort Worth, Texas.
midMOD monday: mitchell park domes
The world celebrated Earth Day on Saturday, so I thought it would be appropriate for today’s midMOD Monday to cover the great glass bubbles of Milwaukee.
The very first MODERN building in Columbus, Indiana, is entering its 75th year. Currently in need of costly repairs and continued maintenance, its preservation will set the tone for the future of the "Mecca of Modernism's" aging wonders.
More on Eliel Saarinen's First Christian Church on today's claass HAUS.
a MOD patio for spring
It's spring, and the weather is beautiful. But my old outdoor furniture is not.
Time to update that dusty, faded patio decor.
midMOD monday: the catalano house
Today on midMOD Monday, one of the most celebrated works of domestic Modernism- the Catalano House.
The Eames Elephant might be the most famous toy ever produced by a design team. Simple in shape but complex in technique, the little plywood elephant has come to symbolize the whimsical and imaginative artistry of the Eames' distinctive approach to modernism.
Lately, procrastination seems to be my middle name, so instead of completing my page long "to-do" list, I've spent a better part of a morning browsing the photo archives at the Library of Congress. Judge me if you must, but the LOC's online collections are INCREDIBLE. Anyway, as I aimlessly wandered the digital aisles, I came across these pretty remarkable historic photographs of the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami.
midMOD monday: pastel edition
It's spring here in the Carolinas and that means daffodils, the Easter Bunny, and Pimm's Cups are just around the corner. So in honor of the upcoming holiday or just springtime in general if that better suits you, I'm dedicating this midMOD Monday to all of your favorite design icons in various pastel hues. They are all here- Saarinen, Bertoia, Knoll, Eames- but this time in shades of cotton candy and jelly beans.
NEUTRA WEEK: the lovell house
It's the last day of NEUTRA WEEK, so today I'll leave you with a little eye candy/history before the weekend officially begins. The Lovell House (you may remember it from the movie L.A. Confidential or Mike Mills' Beginners) is another white machine rising from the lush green hills of California. It was the house that made Richard Neutra's career, and I hope it will make your weekend.
This architectural historian cannot stop thinking about buildings, food, and that vintage rug she found online.