Images via Jetson Green
Images via Jetson Green
at the Heinz Architectural Center at the Carnegie Museum of Art titled "Palm Springs Modern: Photographs by Julius Shulman" will feature almost 100 original photographs of the city's Mid-century architecture, along with dozens of original drawings, including renderings of the famed Kaufmann House designed by architect Richard Neutra. Read more about it here.
Image copyright Julius Shulman/via Heinz Architectural Center website
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Craftzine has a great tutorial by Cathy Callahan on how to make Papier-Mache Floral Brooches. Check it out here.
Image copyright Cathy Callahan
A recent and brief article in the South Bend Tribune discusses the joy of living in a 1917 Prairie School home designed by "a man who studied under Frank Lloyd Wright." A quick look at the very helpful website The Prairie School Traveler to find out who did it yielded no answer. Does anyone know the architect?Image copyright Becky Emmons
If you can't go to Oak Park, then bring Oak Park to you! The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust, stewards of the Oak Park Wright Home and Studio (and Robie House) are offering one of their Froebel Block workshops at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel—the first time outside of the OP. Read all about it here.
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If you "Live Small," this kitchen might interest you. Piero Esposito of Targa Italia has designed an elegant fold-away kitchen that can condense down to what looks like a fine wood box. Check it out here.Image via Treehugger.com
Design Within Reach is now offering two new officially licensed Frank Lloyd Wright-designed pieces of furniture. Made by Copeland Furniture, the Greene House (Aurora, IL 1912) sofa and recliner are welcome additions to the collection of Wright-related Prairie School pieces already available. See more here.
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Nine endangered structures made it on the 2009 Landmarks Illinois' Chicagoland watch list. Included in the list are a whopping 3 Frank Lloyd Wright structures and the modernist home from Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Read more about the list here and see the list here and find out how you can help save these important structures.
Image via Blair Kamin's blog Cityscapes
Dezeen, a design magazine, has a sweet post about Jack Bresnahan and his series of biodegradable, plastic lids. Check it out here.
Image copyright Jack Bresnahan
5040 South Greenwood Avenue, next door to the Hyde Park residence of President Obama and his family, hit the market over the weekend. Potential buyers will be thoroughly screened and the current owner will only sell to a Republican "if push comes to shove."
Image copyright Sally Ryan for The New York Times
How cute is this little hippo from CB2.
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One person's trash is another's treasure, right? This is especially true to the Israeli group called junktion. Formed in 2008, they take throw away items and transform them into unconventional (and often very clever) useful products. Seeing this wood pallet shoe rack made me smile and want to make my own version. See more here.
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Here's an article from cincinnati.com that looks at a rarity: A Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house still occupied by its original owner. The John E. Christian House (known as "Samara" in West Lafayette, IN) is a treasure to behold and one that you can visit at special times and request. Read more about it here.
Image via cincinnati.com/provided by Samara
Heath Ceramics (along with some of their local artisan friends) will be hosting their first annual Heath Bazaar on Sunday, September 27. One-of-a-kind samples, prototypes, seconds and overstock will all be for sale — all at a discount. Visit their website to find out the details.
Image copyright Heath Ceramics
Floral centerpieces can bring life to any occasion. I'm always looking for new and different ways to display flowers. Check out The Flower Bar's website to see some truly inspirational floral designs.
Image copyright The Flower Bar
Check out the beautiful work by illustrator Zara Pickens.
On her site she describes her work:
I am influenced by mid-century modern design and have a passion for old paper-based ephemera. I also find inspiration in vast collections, large cities and obscure music.
Image copyright Zara Picken. Via Drawn!
Did you catch the new Sprint commercial during Sunday Night Football yesterday featuring CEO Dan Hesse in a certain spiraled NYC landmark? If not, see it here. Have we reached Guggenheim critical mass?
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PrairieMod reader Scott T. gave me the heads-up on some great Organic Architecture-related lectures coming up this Fall at Monona Terrace in Madison, WI. Read more after the jump...
According to this recent Treehugger.com article, search engine giant, Google, is jumping into the renewable energy pool by attempting to develop a significantly lower-cost solar energy technology. Could solar-derived electricity soon be affordable for regular people? Read more here.
Bamboo is a pretty amazing plant. Strong, fast growing, anti-bacterial, beautiful—it's truly a wonder material. Check out how Finnish company, Magaru, is using bamboo to make some pretty interesting (and Organic looking) modular furniture and shelving designs. See it here.
Image copyright Magaru/via MocoLoco
If it's not what you'd like, try Melissa Borrell's "Fantasy Shades." Living in a cramped city studio apartment and longing for something greener? Try "Cherry Blossom" or "Tree Branches" to bring a little nature into your space. Living in the 'burbs but wishing you were in the heart of New York or San Francisco? Melissa has you covered there, too. Shades can be purchased on lineat Supermarket or she can create a custom shade just for you.
The PrairieMod Squad is back in Chicago after a day chock full of amazing experiences at the Meyer May House Centennial Symposium, hosted by Steelcase. As part of the event, we enjoyed listening to riveting dialogue between panelists and watching some great short films about Wright and his legacy. We also learned something new about our hosts and the innovations that they are involved in. Learn more after the jump...
PrairieMod reader Karlitos sent us a link to some great info about Herb Greene (Bruce Goff student and former employee of John Lautner), his Prairie House and the influence and inspiration of John Hurtig's work on the design.
If you love progressive organic architectural design, you won't want to miss this info with images!
Image by Julius Shulman
Have you watched this You Tube video that was posted about a few days ago called "The Way We Live"? It was made by a group called Studio 1032 and has some very relevant and insightful things to say about the state of American architecture and its impact on our lives. However, after I searched for Studio 1032's website, I was a little surprised to find several architectural designs for...Prairie McMansions? It begs the question: does the walk match the talk? Tell me what you think in the comments section below.
Image copyright Studio 1032
Greetings from Grand Rapids, Michigan! The PrairieMod Squad is here covering the Meyer May House Centennial events hosted by the Steelcase Company (the remarkable stewards of the Prairie School masterpiece.) We had a great first day and thought we'd share some of the things we saw. More after the jump...
For the past week, Lisa & I have been in SoCal shooting photos for upcoming FanGuide™ Tour & Audio Companion iPhone applications. While we were gone, Eric, Jared & Martrese have been holding down the fort with some amazing posts. We thought it might be nice to post some of the raw images we captured during our trip (Neutra's famed Lovell House in LA-at left).
Enjoy more images after the jump...