I was just about to search for a MCM video for a Way Back When post, when I saw this great Calder Mobile on the Google homepage. A quick hover over it revealed two things. #1 You can actually spin it around. #2 Today is Alexander Calder's 113th Birthday.
In case you didn't already hear, Bludot absolutely killed it at ICFF this year, taking home the editors award for best body of work. They had a lot of new stuff that was all good, but my two personal favorites were the Dang Media Cabinet, and the Branch table shown above. They both touch on two different trends that I continue to see emerging in the modern world, a throwback to the mid century days, and a move towards more raw or "rustic" modern forms. Which do you like the best?
I absolutely LOVE these Alexander Girard Blocks from available from our new sponsor Module-r. As I mentioned yesterday, House Industries almost can't do wrong, and this is a great example of that. These were created in 2006 to coordinate with MoMA's exhibit on Girard.
House Industries is one of those companies that just can't go wrong. They continue to pump out fantastic art, objects and typography. The latest contribution is 15 new prints that are chock full of MCM goodness from Eames arrows to Neuhart hands. Each hand-pulled air-dried serigraph is printed and numbered in an edition of 33, so grab one before they’re gone!
On the way back from ICFF last week I had the opportunity to spend two days in the small but wonderful town of Columbus Indiana. I spent a day at a symposium about the Miller House, and the following day I had the opportunity to tour the home. Amazing would be an understatement. I don't think there is any way to truly appreciate it without being there, but you should watch the video above and check out the photos that dwell took for their article a couple months ago. While you are at it, make sure you add a visit to your bucket list.
IFIrst off, thanks to everyone who offered up suggestions on places to go on my way home from ICFF. There were so many fantastic suggestions, but unfortunately too little time. I ended up spending the better part of yesterday in Mill Run, PA looking at Kentuck Knob and Falling Water. It was absolutely incredible. I'm still digging through all of my photo's, but I'll get them uploaded next week.
This morning, I'm sitting at Hotel Indigo in Columbus, IN surrounded by all sorts of great MCM furniture. This is definitely the place for design geeks to stay, and this town is a sort of architectural goldmine. I still have over 24 hours of driving ahead of me, including the push across Kansas today, but I'm going to see as much as I can before I head out.
So in the next couple of days I'll be taking a road trip back from NYC to SLC. I figure I'll drop by Falling Water on my way, but I'm looking for any other amazing must see ideas on the way. Any suggestions?
I've seen a ton of "vintage" sellers on Etsy, but none of those shops have been quite as excellently curated (nor as MCM minded) as the Sunday Times Market. The husband and wife duo behind the shop are self-described "vintage-aholics and collectors of everything Danish Modern", and it shows.
Aside from their exquisite taste, another thing that stands out (and really sets them apart), is their beautiful product photography. Even if you weren't in the market for a tin helicopter, you're going to buy it because it looks so dang good. But enough talk. Go explore the Sunday Times Market for yourself!
[Also, check out their sweet blog for more vintage-y goodness!]