Thursday, April 24, 2008
I just got back from a long afternoon to discover that lovely Victoria of sfgirlbybay has done a little feature post on automatism! To say that this is awesomely flattering is definitely an understatement. Then, while still floating on happy clouds, I discover that Leslie of Apartment Therapy San Francisco posted here about Victoria's automatism post. More floating on happy clouds. A big thanks to the always generous Victoria and to Apartment Therapy SF -- you've all made my day/week/month! And now I urge you to rush over and visit both sfgirlbybay and AT SF for some great design inspiration! The lady about to ascend into the heavens, incidentally, was done in 1914 by French illustrator Georges Barbier, via thombeau59's wonderful Flickr set.
I've blogged about these before, but photographer Jon Huck's diptychs of people and their breakfasts are well worth a second look. Part still life, part portraiture, and a revealing glimpse into each person, too.
Chip Kidd Interview
Contributing Morning News writer Robert Birnbaum talks to design legend Chip Kidd about his music project, his interest in making movies of his books and whether he likes his job among other things.
Sasha Frere-Jones Blog
Interesting musings by the musician and pop-music critic of The New Yorker.
Lisa Bengtsson Portfolio
Gorgeous illustration and design work by Swedish artist Lisa Bengtsson.
Hotels in the Afterlife
The always wonderful BLDGBLOG has a look at the new photography show by Sabine Haubitz and Stefanie Zoche that opens this week at Vienna's Architekturzentrum. Called Sinai Hotels, it documents the concrete skeletons of five-star hotel complexes abandoned on Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.
Saints by Andrea Heimer
The preview show for artist Andrea Heimer's Icon series is now online at the Bluebottle Art Gallery. Icon is a series of portraits of female patron saints, defined as "people who lived extraordinary lives and were chosen as special protectors over areas of life."
Great site featuring objects, interiors, research and workshops based on recovered waste materials. Imaginative green. Via Cindy (thanks)
Food Shopping in Paris
Apartment Therapy's The Kitchn accompanies Clotilde Dusoulier, who writes the wonderful Chocolate & Zucchini food blog, on a tour of her favourite Paris food shops.
Photo by Stellan Herner, via Skarp Agent, via Desire to Inspire.
While browsing things magazine I followed the link to this 1860 iron British Army folding barrack bed on the Canadian Military Heritage site. Looking at it, I was suddenly reminded of the new Ikea PS Havet, a folding chair bed. A good design idea is ageless.