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Friday, May 29, 2009
I've obviously got a soft spot for 'vintage nuclear' inspired design. On another note, North Korea's clumsy, child-like posturing seems just as over-the-top and silly as a 1950's lamp. But the net results are quite different.
The best design, at first glance, seems strange and dangerous. The same qualities in a 'failed state' inspire panic. Truth be told, the 'Eames Era' was just as terrifying as it is now, though it was more under the radar.
Posted by Starck Mad at 7:57 PM
Friday, May 22, 2009
As I've said before, in my humble opinion, THE quintessential nadir of Art Deco, was the French liner Normandie. And the premier space on the ship was the 1st class dining room. Longer, and larger than the 'hall of mirrors' at Versailles, this room had more Lalique and Christophe than can be imagined.
I think the 'unsung' heroes of architecture, are Naval Architects. The Normandie, was the stylistic equivalent of the Chrysler building.....except that it was capable of traveling 35 miles an hour. Amazing
Posted by Starck Mad at 9:55 PM
Thursday, May 21, 2009
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009
I've found tons of 'eames era' lamps, but this one, is one of those design objects, that looks as if it landed on Earth from a distant planet. Streamlined / Atomic / somewhat silly.....all the ingredients that make for a good looking lamp.
Posted by Starck Mad at 8:05 PM