Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Building an MCM Birdhouse

Want an MCM birdhouse to match your own home? Or are you like Chris in this video from Curbly? He says he wants to build an MCM birdhouse because he will never live in a modern home. Anyway, I hope the birds appreciate the design.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Modern Tools for Your Modern Home

Design Within Reach is bringing you all the modernist tools you need for your hip modern home. Its new store, DWR: Tools for Living, will open in SoHo on Sept. 19 at 142 Wooster Street (Houston Street). DWR also plans to open another store in October in Santa Monica that will carry the company's home accessory line introduced last year. The stores will be "cash and carry" unlike DWR's furniture stores, which sparked some back and forth here at Apartment Therapy about actually having the cash to purchase some of the items.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Revisiting John Lautner

An interesting New York Times review on the retrospective of architect John Lautner's work now at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. The Times piece includes a nice slideshow featuring some of Lautner's work, including the 1960 Chemosphere House pictured above. If you're in LA on September 14 and you're a big contributor to the museum, you can visit four of Lautner's homes for a cool $145.