2.23.2013

Luke Skywalker in Frank Gehry's Awesome Kitchen, c. 1978


Watch for young Skywalker during the mustache talk- first with an X-Wing, then with the more civilized light saber. 

I love how casual these Michael Blackwood films are.

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2.22.2013

Play Hard, Play Fair, Nobody Hurt


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Stewart Brand (The Whole Earth Catalog) in The New Games Book, 1976
Below, the book with a Moonlighter Frisbee, in our shop.






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2.21.2013

Michael Blackwood Art Monographs

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robertmorris
mr and mrs clark and percy photograph
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samfranciskid
larryrivers
jenniferbartlett


If I had a few hundred extra dollars hanging around I'd order all these old Michael Blackwood artist films.
But at least there are fantastic previews on the website.
Favorite snippets include the Andy Warhol segment-basically all of it, but especially the still above; Robert Morris walking on steaming rocks outside the Guggenheim; I'd never known there was an actual photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Clark and Percy (which kind of ruins it for me- I'd almost rather look at the photo. Plus Hockney's "Celia is.. for a girl, terribly witty...) ugh. Lichtestein is always cool and I love the way the phone rings just as he gets to the top of the ladder with his coffee. The French kid's hair and sweater next to Sam Francis; the giant platform shoe in Larry Rivers' studio; and Jennifer Bartlett talking about Picasso: "Was he doing this and talking on the telephone or something? I don't know"

Check them out!







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2.18.2013

Tea Time in Erin O'Connor's London Kitchen

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Fantastic Minton watercolour teacup wallpaper in Erin O'Connor's beautiful South London home, 
via Refinery 29 (definitely click for the full tour)

related: a favorite issue of World of Interiors, 1989, featuring Minton's watercolour books:

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2.16.2013

Heads or Tails

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vintage needlepoint tiger glasses case, in the shop.






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2.13.2013

Happy Valentine's Day

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2.09.2013

It's a balaclava weekend

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Or just a stay inside and make candles, which is what we're doing...







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2.08.2013

Jan Kaplický's High-Tech Dinghy

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Future Systems architect Jan Kaplický's self-contained living room with attached tv, telephone, lamps, and probably stereo, circa 1980. Kaplický was the architect behind Deyan Sudjic's Space Station pad and a slew of unbelievably incredible futuristic buildings, but I like this early effort, complete with all the coolest bits of the High-Tech movement (Pirelli rubber flooring, retractile cords, Plia folding chairs, and of course the billboard as wallpaper.


More evidence that High-Tech was probably Kaplický's favorite book:

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Images from Decoration and Design for the 80's by Pamela Ferguson (London, 1983)








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2.05.2013

Marimekko ABC, 1968

Marimekko ABC designed by Kerstin Ratia, 1968

Marimekko ABC fabric designed by Kerstin Ratia, 1968.







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2.04.2013

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 1970's scroll-sawed Sandy




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