claass HAUS should be back on track next week with some new posts, but until then enjoy your family and this seasonally-appropriate Philip Johnson design. Love him or hate him (I actually prefer his early modernist phase), you have to admit- his work remains strangely enigmatic, remarkably relevant, and consistently controversial.
happy (early) halloween!
On today's claass HAUS HALLOWEEN edition- Lloyd Wright's mysterious (and spooky!) Sowden House.
happy independence day!
Happy 4th of July!
Scrambling for a last minute Father's Day gift? Today on claass HAUS, we have some ideas guaranteed to please all of those design-admiring dads.
Still need a gift for the mom in your life? I just so happen to have a few ideas.
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.
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.
Today, in honor of International Women’s Day, I’m bringing you works by seven exceptional designers, who, yes, all happen to be women. Over the last couple of weeks, as I’ve flipped through all of my old architectural history books (bibles), I was struck by the lack of women represented in the texts, especially those focused on Modernism (embarrassingly, this was not something that impacted me in the same way as a graduate student in my early twenties.)
Valentine’s Day is less than a week away, so even though I purchased a gift for my husband a couple of weeks ago (I’m a planner), I’m pretty sure he will be scrambling for something at the very last minute.
So for my husband’s sake, and the sake of all things rosé/blush/pink colored, I offer my Valentine’s Day wish list.
This architectural historian cannot stop thinking about buildings, food, and that vintage rug she found online.