lunes, 28 de julio de 2014

House of the week #02 Rainbow House / John Lautner

A look inside John Lautner's Rainbow House, built in 1964 for jazz legend Russ Garcia.

Fittingly furnished with touches of Hollywood Glam, including Milo Baughman lounge chairs, Karl Springer freeform brass tables, a Willy Daro Agate Table Lamp, brass lotus pendants, an Achille Castigliano Arco lamp, and one rather amazing bed by Charles Hollis Jones. Also spotted is a rare Jean Gillon Captain's Chair and Ottoman.

miércoles, 9 de julio de 2014

Gwen & Gawie Fagan

Depending on where you stand, the Fagan’s self-built home ‘Die Es’ has a mountain or seaside backdrop. ‘Die Es’ – meaning ‘the hearth’ – is situated on the Atlantic Seaboard in Camps Bay, but it feels more like it’s on a little farm with its own private nature reserve. The house itself and most things in it are handmade by couple Gwen and Gawie Fagan, their son and three daughters. Today it’s just the two of them living here. It’s a magical place with magical people who have lived long and full lives.
Sitting around a table with Gwen and Gawie drinking a hot cup of Rooibos tea, we listen to a collection of stories experienced over almost a century. They speak about a career spanning almost 70 years, hard work and successes, and 65 years of marriage and family life.
As one of South Africa’s most celebrated architects, Gawie’s ideas concerning connecting architecture with the natural landscape were revolutionary. Over the years, Gwen played an instrumental role as a historical researcher and landscape planner in Gawie’s practice. Together they share a love of designing new buildings just as much as restoring old ones. via freundevonfreunden

viernes, 4 de julio de 2014

Summer, New England by Brian Ferry

Brian Ferry is NY-based photographer we don't need to present much because he is a splendid story-teller himself and presents his way of seeing life through his images. Mastermind of light and simple details, Brian is a poet of things we look at but don't see. His homeland project is a pure feast.

"I grew up in Connecticut and I really enjoy summertime in New England. There are many cliches about New England summers - the ocean, Cape Cod, lobster rolls, etc. All of these are probably true, but for me, there is something more subtle and expansive about summertime in New England. I think about colors and sounds and smells - a particular shade of green, a lonely fog, an open window, sticky and humid nights, a rum hangover, sitting on the porch in a thunderstorm. The necessity of changing your routine to deal with the heat & humidity, fleeing the sweltering city for the countryside, the sound of cicadas. I hate to romanticize things, and this is more about personal memory. This series of photos is my attempt to translate the feeling of my summers into images."

Words: Brian Ferry, Thisispaper

Photography: Brian Ferry

Studio Job / Antwerp