After seeing the release of Factory Records founder Tony Wilson’s grave, we had a feeling that some of our other favorite designers wouldn’t have missed the opportunity to make their last visual statement… Tony Wilson; founder of Factory Records. 1950 - 2007. Grave designed by Peter Saville and Ben Kelly.Bruce Goff; architect. 1904 - 1982 Alvar Aalto; architect & designer....
Some photos from our recent trip to Mexico City… The Central Library at the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico designed by the great Mexican architect and muralist, Juan O’Gorman. The Rectorate building at the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico. Mural by David Alfaro Siqueiros. Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera’s House/Studio also designed by Juan O’Gorman. Juan...
Juan O'Gorman's House
Just outside of Mexico City, Mexico Do we like Jaun O’ Gorman? Yes. Do we like Houses? Yes. Do we like moasics? Depends. Do we like Juan O’Gorman’s house built into part of a cave covered in mosaics and primitive motifs from Aztec mythology? Absolutely.
“If I want to orient myself in my environment, then I have to turn to pictures for help. They will answer questions that are put properly” - Erik Bulatov (Russian painter…and Ed Ruscha’s long lost brother)
Pocket Size Sculptures
Minature marble scultpures by Ian Hamilton Finley. Neo-Classical perfection that fits in the palm of your hands.
Ontology of House: Japan, 1970
Commune Studio An amazing book from the 1970s on residential architecture in Japan. The book design and architecture are equally out of this world.
The Plastic Tent House
Commune Studio “This design [of the Plastic Tent House] was based upon two requirements: one, that it be a system, not particularly sophisticated, yet involving permutation; and two, that I could build it pretty much with my own hands, which over a year and a half time, I did.” - John M. Johansen Designed and hand-built by Johansen, the Plastic Tent House is a steel...