Sunday, April 27, 2008

Preservation's Modernism Issue; The 'White City' of Tel Aviv

Check out the new issue of Preservation, the magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which focuses on modernism. Paul Goldberger, the architecture critic of The New Yorker and a trustee of the National Trust, highlights why it so important to preserve buildings from the recent past in his Modernist Manifesto.

Other articles highlight the architecture of Palm Springs and Tel Aviv, known as White City because of the concentration of 4,000 Bauhuas buildings. In 2003, UNESCO recognized Tel Aviv as a World Heritage site. I was just there and had a chance to tour the city. If you go, check out the Buahaus Center for tours, maps and books. Also, make sure to see the recently opened Bauhaus Museum. The first exhibition includes original furniture, graphics, lamps, and glass and ceramic ware, by Mies van der Rohe, Marcel Breuer, Christian Bell, Wilhelm Wagenfeld and others. Unfortunately, when I stopped by it was closed.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Knoll Space Annual Sale - May 2-11

If you're planning on buying anything from Knoll, put your credit card away. At least until May 2, when the Knoll Space Annual Sale kicks off. It runs through May 11.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Clothes for your Tiny Modern Snob

Cool clothes from tinymodernist on Etsy. Wearing the designs of Charles and Ray Eames and Arne Jacobsen are perfect for scouting out all those MCM open houses on Sunday.