Another (vintage) shot of #RMSchindler’s Van Dekker House (1940). “In this beautiful example of site planning, the rhythm of the roof lines echoed the roll of the hills,” writes Esther McCoy, “[and] the green sheet copper roofing blended with the dusty green of live oaks.” A perfect example of Schindler’s idiosyncratic genius.
Our house is big in Japan.
Where’s Bill Murray when you need him?
"A Room for a Man" by Franco Albini (1936). Via Maharam:
Like his fellow modernists, Albini was committed to exploiting technological innovation to enable people to enjoy the speed and convenience of modern life. Saving time was a key concern, especially when it involved eliminating domestic drudgery, and the possibility of living in a compact space where all essential facilities were easily accessible would have seemed highly desirable. Somehow, Albini succeeded in squeezing everything he considered necessary for a man living alone into little more than three hundred square feet. Progressive though he was in other respects, he does not seem to have considered that his fictitious client might wish to cook.
Sign me up. I get takeout most nights anyway.
This one’s been on my Holy Grail list for a long, long time: the February 1942 issue of Arts & Architecture—the first to feature #AlvinLustig’s famous logo and redesign and also the first to feature a Lustig cover (one of only three that he produced for A&A). The most amazing thing about Lustig’s work here is that the look of the magazine remained pretty much unchanged for the next quarter century—a testament to the durability of a design that felt as current when the publication shuttered in 1967 as it did during World War II.
Anni Albers rugs by Christopher Farr.
Produced in editions of 10 in association with The Josef & Anni Albers Foundation.