While buying a gift on Amazon I got sucked into adding Phaidon Design Classics to my cart. 4000 images of 999 classic design objects. Justifications: 1) it was on sale 2) it will make me smarter and happier and 3) that $39 free shipping thing always gets me. I can't wait for this giant package to land on my doorstep!
I've been loving felt lately, but alas currently have no use to buy any such items. ONE DAY, however, I would like to have something like this supercool design from Spanish company ABR in our den (which is full of records and loud-making machines) I think they would muffle sound and look beautiful at the same time. Although what about the dust they would accumulate...?
Shamelessly pilfered from Apartment Therapy.
Kristin Scott Thomas in Lanvin Marion Cotillard in Lanvin (and fabulous Yves Saint Laurent shoes)
Canadian modernist and architect Arthur Erickson died yesterday at the age of 84. I love a lot of his work, and feel close to his style because we see so much of it here on the West Coast of Canada (I went to Simon Fraser University, which was one of his projects) He was almost like a James Bond, traveling around the world, working for the British secret service during WWII, and developing a Canadian architectural identity all the while. He was SO COOL.
Images from the Arthur Erickson website