Sunday, July 27, 2008

Kitchen Redo in Frank Gehry's First House

See the kitchen redo in this 1955 Sherman Oaks, California, home, which is said to be the first work of Frank Gehry. Wonder what he thinks about their IKEA cabinets and flea market glass tiles?

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Good Lesson in the Age of the McMansion

Eric Striffler for The New York Times

Architect Carlos Brillembourg said something quite profound in a July 24 New York Times story about the modern home he designed for his family in the Hamptons. While the house is 4,000 sq. ft. and cost $1 million to build, it appears smaller than the two cottages on the adjacent properties. "The spectacle shouldn't be the house," Brillembourg said. "It should be the life that takes place in the house." Does anyone really need a 12,000 sq. ft. home? Will it make them happier? Maybe, but I doubt it.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Scenes from MOMA

A few shots from a recent trip to MOMA. Also check out images from the upcoming exhibit on pre-fab modern housing. Watch time-elapse videos of the pre-fab homes being built in the heart of New York City.

Vintage Eames Molded Plywood Dining Chair, DCM

Marcel Breuer Wassily Chair and Laccio side tables and LC4 Chaise Lounge by Le Corbusier

Ribbon Chair and Mushroom Chair by Pierre Paulin

Chairs by Jean Prouve. The exhibit focuses on Prouve's mass-production efforts.

Paintings by Mark Rothko. My walls need some of these.