Here are some stencils that Frank Lloyd Wright used in his home in Oak Park. These designs are by his one time employer and mentor Louis Sullivan, who was considered by many to be the father of the modern sky scraper.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Brian and I took a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House this past Sunday. Here are some images of the art glass. The last image is a reissue of one of the windows by Oakbrook Esser Studios. They are located in Wisconsin close to Spring Green. They were selected by the Frank Lloyd Wright foundation to reproduce his art glass and lighting designs.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Brian and I were in Chicago this past weekend. We checked out a couple of Frank Lloyd Wright houses. Thought I would post some of his textile designs today. These are all from a line he did for Schumacher in the mid Fifties. He was all about the total picture or maybe he was just a wee bit controlling. He would use his textiles for upholstery and drapes and sometimes he would even design clothing for his clients.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Brian and I are in the Midwest and checked out "Antique Alley" today. It is old highway 40 that runs from the Western Ohio border to Indianapolis. We picked up some pieces for the collection and I also snapped some photos of some things that caught our eye. The picture above is of some vintage blankets. Below is a handmade seersucker blazer that looked like it was from the turn of the century. The 3rd photo is of an 1800's quilt and the last photo is a book cover.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Slacks. Let's bring that word back. Wide leg seventies inspired pants or shall I say "Slacks" are making a strong showing on the Spring 2011 Runways. The wider leg has been slowly working it's way back onto the scene, but this Spring it's a showdown. Look out skinny, your days may be numbered. Here are some images of patterns from the site Vintage Fashion Library.