Entries from August 2009

Park Street Renovation

August 31st, 2009 · 2 Comments

As any good residential modernist would say, Dwell is one of my favorite magazines. Though many of its featured homes have similar designs, their function and aesthetics are usually in the same domain as what I look for.  This renovated home on Park Street in San Francisco is no exception.  Built in 1901 in the […]

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Tags: Architecture

Font Conference

August 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Only on YouTube would Comic Sans be a hero.

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Tags: Film · Graphic Design

Eames Tandem Sling Chairs

August 24th, 2009 · No Comments

Ubiquitous airport gate seating; millions have seen these chairs in lounges all over the world.  While many people know of the talents of Charles and Ray Eames, far fewer are aware that they designed the Tandem Sling chairs.  Originally designed for Chicago O’Hare in 1962 and based on their Aluminum Group seating, these chairs have […]

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Tags: Furniture


August 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Monticello in autumn.  Nothing makes me more inspired, melancholic and homesick for Virginia than this beautiful home nestled among the idyllic mountains.

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Tags: Architecture

Mississippi Style

August 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments

As featured in today’s “What You Get For $200,000″ article in the New York Times, this home offers plenty of Southern charm.  Situated in a friendly neighborhood in Mississippi replete with a farmer’s market, nearby art museums and a short commute to downtown Jackson.  I have to admit I’m a bit shocked to find some […]

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Tags: Architecture · Furniture

Noe Valley Modern

August 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Located just down the street from our house, this modern Noe Valley home is a perfect example of how to combine contemporary lines with a natural feel.  I stumbled upon it while browsing for neighborhood real estate.  As it turns out, it’s the residence and studio of the talented industrial designer responsible for, among other […]

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Tags: Architecture · Garden · Home


August 19th, 2009 · No Comments

Moments by Will Hoffman, courtesy of Radiolab.  Reality and life are simply beautiful.

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Tags: Film

Stokke Tripp Trapp

August 10th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I don’t have any children (yet), but I’m nevertheless fascinated by high quality products for kids.  The Stokke Tripp Trapp highchair is a classic example of a piece of furniture that is both ubiquitous and iconic.  It’s simple design might hide the fact that it is superbly ergonomic, adjustable and sturdy.  One can only wish […]

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Tags: Furniture · Home · Kids

Be Consistent!

August 5th, 2009 · No Comments

(via Thinking Aloud)

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Tags: Graphic Design

Hans J. Wegner

August 5th, 2009 · 4 Comments

If you’re a fan of Danish design, Wegner needs no introduction.  On the other hand, let me tell you about this master craftsman whose work you’ve probably already seen without knowing it. Hans Jørgen Wegner (pronounced “VAY-ner”) was a Danish legend, a prolific artisan producing wood and upholstered furniture for over 60 years.  His chairs […]

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Tags: Furniture