The fact that the stylish homes of the Hamptons are no longer just about colonial-style interiors and elaborate spaces, is well illustrated in the new and sunning volume by architect, critic, and curator Anthony Iannacci. Entitled “Design in the Hamptons,” and published by Monacelli Press, it bring to light some intriguing homes that reflect the cultural shift in Hamptons homes with a renewed interest in modernist architecture and aesthetics, and therefore a transformation of the Hampton experience.
Glenn Gissler is a NYC-based architect, interior designer, collector, colleague, friend, and someone whose taste I respect. Always eager to learn, to expose himself to architecture and aesthetics in the town and in the country, his love for 20th-century design and for objects is well demonstrated in the interiors he has completed in various areas of NY. So I was flatted to be included in a recent list he has published in his blog, that included people whom he finds inspiring, and who have helped to shape his online life and to enrich his experiences on social media. Here are some images of interiors by Glenn. Thank you, Glenn.
This is what I call an entertaining night, full of laugh, interesting conversation, and great people and colleagues. Last night, I attended an event called “Stories from a Classic, with Hilda Longinotti” at the NYC Chapter of the AIA. George Nelson’s longtime aide-de-camp and the head of the Herman Miller showroom, Longinotti, 83, was the girl once
The living room from the Francis Little House at the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is one my favorite period rooms. It came from the second house Frank Lloyd Wright designed for the Little family. The first was built in Peoria, Illinois in 1902, typifies his early Prairie houses. But when the family moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota a few years later, they commissioned Wright with another house, which was completed in 1914. Situated on a stunning lot, overlooking Lake Minnetonka, its design reflected the low and spreading layout that FLW came to favor after 1911. The Littles were living in the house until 1973, when the Met acquired the living room and its furnishings.
Congratulating the French design siblings Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for receiving the Design Medal, which is awarded during the London Design Festival to an individual who has made an immense contribution to design and to London, sponsored by the Italian watch brand Panerai. Another prize was awarded to British architect Richard Rogers who won the Coutts Lifetime Achievement Prize for playing "a leading role in designing buildings that made us think again about how we use them and how they function."
Congratulating British artist Gary Morga, whose fantastic cubistic handmade silver-plated tea pot, which he crafted in 1985 while at Camberwell School of Art, will be offered by Bonhams London this fall. On developing of the tea pot, Morga has recently wrote that he "explored how objects moved when they fell through the air and ‘bounced’ across a surface." The images below illustrate the process of thinking and the evolution of the form.
This is a breathtaking philanthropic project, which had been recently launched by the Getty Foundation, to to conserve some of the world’s most iconic examples of modern architecture. Entitled "Keeping It Modern," the initiative will help preserving architectural gems through grants. Here are the ten initial buildings selected to receive funding are:
There is something interesting about peeking in homes once belonged to people of fame. We have heard about the home studio of Walter de Maria, recently bought by Peter Brant, just to name one. It is not the penthouse once owned by B. Madoff, appearing on the market again, that I am talking about, but the former Greenwich Village apartment of Jackson Pollock at 46 Carmine Street, where the pioneer of Abstract Expressionism first experimented with his drip paintings.
Congratulating Lewis and Sherri Wexler for a beautiful feature in 1st Dibs. The Wexlers own a design gallery in Philadelphia, which focuses on studio furniture and art glass, both vintage and contemporary. They came to the world of private dealing form the auction arena, both worked at Christie's. They began by representing such figures as Albert Paley and Wendell Castle when their dealer Peter Joseph died in 1998 and today represent some new talents. Here are some of my favorite pieces represented at Wexler gallery.
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