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.
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.
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.
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?)
It looks like 2017 might be shaping up to be a pretty good year for movies starring architecture.
It’s Monday again, and for your viewing pleasure I offer you a real treat -
PAUL RUDOLPH and his Walker Guest House (Sanibel Island, Florida, 1952).
Ok. I'll admit it. I stayed up way too late watching the Academy Awards last night. Yes, the entire thing. And yes, I know, it's super embarrassing, but I won't make any excuses. I love movies, and I still find myself wrapped up in the self-indulgent spectacle of it all. Judge me if you must.
Last weekend, claass HAUS took a field trip to one of the best flea market/antique shops/centers of vintage kitsch in North Carolina, Sleepy Poet Antique Mall, and per usual, the place was FILLED with amazing furniture and art objects for the modern design seeker.
Here are just a few of my favorites.
Happy Birthday Louis Kahn!
Oh, and Happy President’s Day too.
This architectural historian cannot stop thinking about buildings, food, and that vintage rug she found online.