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James Lileks chronicles the hideous homes my generation grew up in with Interior Desecrations.  I hate dating myself, but this may explain certain psychological issues children of the seventies are prone to.  You just can’t have an accurate grip on reality when you’re surrounded by stuff like this.  Lileks’ commentary that accompanies each shot is absolutely hilarious…

Note how the drapes coyly admit a view of the outside world, which is substantially less yellow than your room. You might be able to go outside some day and see this strange non-yellow world for yourself.

I actually dig the kitchen.

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Boy, George.

12/29/2008

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I’m lovin’ George Nelson’s swag leg home desk.  His whole swag collection is pretty sweet (more pics after the break) but this one is top of the pile.  

Swaging – using pressure to taper and curve a metal tube – is a signature of the range that he designed for ease of transortation and construction. Apparently the legs come off quite easily for shipping but are incredible strong.  You just gotta love these mid-century utilitarian minds.  Never was some chrome tubing so soft on the eye.

I’m not a huge fan of his wall clocks or marshmallow sofa, but Nelson’s work for Herman Miller was forever perfect, especially the two other non-swag desks coming up below…

Available at the MoMA store and Sam Flax.

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Can you tell the boys apart from the girls?

Hitting the Sack

12/29/2008

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(Feeling quite green today.)  

What a perfect idea! I love home stuff made with old burlap cargo bags, but these pillows made of recycled rice sacks should be way more comfy. Each one is an original and is faced with sacking on one side and soft cotton on the other.  So so so cute.  Twenty bucks a piece at Urban Outfitters!

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Cool Supplies

12/29/2008

What a totally impeccable selection of perfectly designed 100% Post Consumer FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) Certified Recycled Paper writing and office supplies by the Sustainable Group! I love the ReWrite notebooks and want to order them by the caseload.  The CD cases are pretty sweet too.  Kraft colored business cards anyone?  Yes please!!!! Read the rest of this entry »

Mann's World

12/29/2008

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I absolutely love Charlotte Mann’s drawings.  I want to get lost in her chaotic world of outlines.

A graduate of Central St. Martin’s (of course she is,) she started her career in fashion design, and styling but has since moved on to focus on her illustration. She now teaches at the University of the Arts and is is an Associate Lecturer at St Martin’s, Chelsea School of Art and Camberwell College of Art, and the Prince’s Drawing School.  

This black and white is anything but simple.


Mann’s World

12/29/2008

tsol_1

I absolutely love Charlotte Mann’s drawings.  I want to get lost in her chaotic world of outlines.

A graduate of Central St. Martin’s (of course she is,) she started her career in fashion design, and styling but has since moved on to focus on her illustration. She now teaches at the University of the Arts and is is an Associate Lecturer at St Martin’s, Chelsea School of Art and Camberwell College of Art, and the Prince’s Drawing School.  

This black and white is anything but simple.