Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Pierrot le fou


We stayed in this past Saturday night and watched "Pierrot le fou" on Net Flix. It was released in 1965 by French New Wave film director Jean-Luc Godard. It was definitely out there and over the top but really interesting to watch. The visuals were amazing and wardrobe was so current. Wish you could see more of the bottom image. The black and white geo pattern was quite nice.





Monday, August 30, 2010

Vintage Sheer


Here are some images of vintage sheer dresses from the 20's - 50's I found while perusing ebay.



Friday, August 27, 2010

Record Envelope - Circular


Here are some circular inspired sleeves from "Record Envelope."




Thursday, August 26, 2010

Record Envelope - Stripes


Here are some striped versions from "Record Envelope."




Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Record Envelope


While I was searching for interesting 45 record sleeves, I came across the blog "Record Envelope, the little library of factory sleeves." There are so many amazing examples. The rest of the week I will be posting images from this blog. Here are some prettier ones.




Tuesday, August 24, 2010

45's - A Collection A Day, 2010


A couple of days ago on the blog "A Collection A Day, 2010," they posted the above 45 record sleeves. The colors and patterns were so great, I thought I would see what else is out there. Below are a few more I found.




Monday, August 23, 2010

Deck Chair Stripes


Summer is winding down. We need to fit in another trip to the beach. If only we had some striped deck chairs from "Deck Chair Stripes." They are a company from England who produce some sweet wooden and striped canvas deck chairs. They have been collecting vintage ones and recreating the vintage stripe layouts. Here are a few stripes from their collection.



Friday, August 20, 2010

Vintage Bhutan Textiles


Here are some Bhutanese woven textiles from "The Bhutan and Asia Textile Art Museum" site. I have to admit, I had no idea where Bhutan was, so I looked it up. It is at the eastern edge of the Himalayas between India and China. It is said to be the happiest country in Asia. Maybe that is why they use such bright cheery colors in their weavings.





Thursday, August 19, 2010

Vintage Laos Textiles


I randomly came across "The Bhutan and Asia Textile Art Museum" site. There are lots of images of mid century - 80's woven textiles from Laos and Bhutan. The patterns and colors are quite inspiring. These pieces are from Laos.



Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Genius of Henry P. Glass

In 1948 Henry P. Glass designed and built the 1st passive solar house in America for his family. He was way before his time. He also took into account the tasks of everyday life creating tons of super functional built-ins. Check out this tour of the house with his wife Elly. Also not sure if it is out yet, but here is the trailer for the documentary "The Elly Glass Project" which is supposed to be released sometime this year. It tells the story of their lives.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Swingline Dresser


Here is the Swingline Dresser by Henry Glass. Quite inventive. He seemed very interested in functionality and convertibility.



Monday, August 16, 2010

Henry P. Glass


Brian ran into a blog post or an article somewhere on Henry P. Glass, so we started doing a little investigating. He was a designer, architect, author and inventor born in Vienna but immigrated to America in 1939. He spent time in both Dachau and Buchenwald but luckily was released with intervention from his wife. He studied under Moholy-Nagy and worked with Russel Wright and eventually went on to open his own design firm and also started the Industrial design department at the Art Institute of Chicago where he taught for over 20 years. Here are a few sketches and an image of some foldable furniture.



Friday, August 13, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010