"Well done Sia and whoever directed this, it's devastatingly moving and beautifully realized." - pedestrian.
Indeed beautiful, so much so that the end literally sent chills down my spine.
Director/Editor: David Altobelli
Producer: Suzanne Joskow, Captain Blyth
Exec. Producer: Kelly Norris Sarno
Prod Co.: Symphony 19
Commissioner: Max Nichols
DP: Larkin Seiple
Production Design: Jason Kisvarsay, Zoe Metrano
VFX Supervisor: Noah Rappaport
VFX Artists: Lindsey Fry, Joon S. Park
Hair/Makeup: Susie Sobol
Inside the Eames House. Would love to find out who the photographer is, if you know please comment.
via the brick house.
French Vogue, with Tom Ford as guest editor for the December 2010/January 2011 Issue, gives us an early present for the holidays. Accompanying the issue is Le Calendier 2011, shot by reknowned photographer Mikael Jansson, and features 12 months of a smoldering Daria Werbowy adorned in nothing but Louis Vuitton jewelry.
Crystal Castles' Not In Love EP....December 6th 2010 on Fiction Records
The return of truly refined minimalist luxury, otherwise known as the vernacular of Jean-Michel Frank.
From Studio Annetta:
"The decades old relationship between the über luxury house and the before-his-time designer is about to be resurrected. Hermès has announced they plan to re-issue eight of JMF's classic designs. The launch of these pieces coincide with the opening of their new Paris store...and their official return to home furnishings. Word on the street is a third of the store will be dedicated to homewares. So, what get's me more excited than that? The possible re-edition of pieces by Paul Dupré-Lafon and Jacques Adnet of course..."
The 1st photo is of an interior he did for Marie-Laure de Noailles, "with parchment walls, straw marquetry inlay, bleached leather upholstery, perfect proportion, clean lines, super luxe materials". (via a hawk from a handsaw)
The 2nd photo is from a great article on JMF's life and legacy in Argentina here.
The 7th annual auction of 20th Century Design to benefit cancer research and support services. Held in support of the Canadian Cancer Society, a portion of each sale will be donated to the cause. Each sale will also help promote educational materials on prevention, and help fund emotional support programs for those living with cancer during all phases of their illness, from diagnosis through treatment and surgery, and well into recovery.
This featured collection offers a range of works both iconic and obscure. Hopefully something interesting for everyone.
Bidding opens on the first group of items December 2nd, with the rest of the items opening throughout the week. The final day to bid is December 12th, with all items closing in sequence that evening.
This holiday season, help make cancer history.
See the full preview at Modern Love.
From his third and final album, recorded in two separate two-hour midnight sessions, two days in October 1971.
Via Vitra's facebook.
Rare and beautiful works of 20th Century Design are coming to market in Sotheby's Important 20th Century Design auction, to be held December 16th. These are my favorite picks:
Gerrit Rietveld's Zig Zag chair, a rare and important variation with curved corners.
A rare teak and string armchair by Helge Jensen.
A Kornblut chest by George Nakashima.
A Paavo Tynell chandelier.
A sculptural Line Vautrin mirror.
A Hans Wegner Cowhorn dining set.
An Edward Wormley Listen-to-Me chaise and Janus side table.
See the full preview of Important 20th Century Design here.
Now in its seventh year, Modern Love's annual online auction in support of the Canadian Cancer Society.
A Lina Bo Bardi Bowl Chair and a Rare Gruppo 14 Fiocco chair, via the photographic portfolio of Ruy Teixeira.
From BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, via pedestrian.
Perfectly aged vintage Aalto via the brick house.
A classic Borge Mogensen sofa with perfectly worn leather is spotted in Todd Selby's shoot of models in their own homes, for ASOS's holiday campaign.
See the rest of the shoot at song of style.
The Story of Eames Furniture: Marilyn Neuhart with John Neuhart - Interview from Gestalten on Vimeo.
The Neuhart's revealing first hand account of working with the Eames, and a behind the scenes look at the trials and tribulations of the Eames Office.
"The Story of Eames Furniture is an insiders account of the workings of the Eames Office from its founding 1943 and its closing in 1988. The book extremely detailed and gives real insight into the relationships between Charles, Ray and some of the people who worked in the office, like Harry Bertoia, who let it be known that he would quit working everyday at 5:00pm, much to the surprise of his co-workers and greatly upsetting the Eames's Calvinist work ethic. The book also examines some of the tensions in running a design office: many Eames Office employees were never really sure if they had full-time employment, and often felt that they were not properly given credit for the design they created."
Via yatzer, and daily icon.
Some of the most important works of the 20th Century are coming to market in Phillips de Pury's Design Masters auction, one of 2 design auctions they will be hosting on December 15th. These are my favorite picks:
An exceptional Poul Henningsen large wall light, for the Scala cinema and concert hall, Århus, Denmark, 1955.
Unique and important Serge Mouille six-arm ceiling light.
A rare Arne Jacobsen Drop Chair.
An incredible Serge Mouille "Grosse Moule" suspension ceiling light.
A Poul Henningsen Five-arm “Basket” ceiling light.
A rare Axel Salto budding vase.
A unique sideboard by Charlotte Perriand commissioned for “Les ombrages”, the private residence of Mr. and Mrs. Schwartz, built in the 1960s by architects Jean Marconnet and André Wogenscky.
Rare Jean Prouvé leather and steel swiveling office chair, model no. 353.
Exceptional George Nakashima free-edge “Minguren I” coffee table in
Buckeye burl walnut and American black walnut.
Important and monumental chandelier by Flavio Poli, one of only 2 in existence, from the Hotel Bristol, Merano, Italy, ca. 1954.
See the full previews of Design Masters here.
via the brick house.
The home of Berlin-based set designer Sylvester Koziolek. With nearly every surface in black, Koziolek sets a deep and dramatic stage, with his impressive international collection of 20th Century design seemingly rising from the darkness.
Included in his collection are lounge chair and sofa by Marco Zanuso; an adjustable chaise by Osvaldo Borsani; chairs by Ilmari Tapiovaara, Charlotte Perriand, Charles and Ray Eames, and Franco Albini; tables by Hans Bellman, George Nelson, Carl Aubock, and Mario Bellini; and lighting by Boris Lacroix, Venini, and Arne Jacobsen.
Photos by Andreas Toelke.
Via the brick house, via mixr.