9/10/10

The Maynard Parker Collection

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"Maynard L. Parker (1901–1976) was a Los Angeles–based architectural and garden photographer who contributed images to many of the nation’s premiere home design publications. Born and raised in Vermont, Parker first traveled cross country to Southern California in 1923.By 1942, Parker had come to the attention of Elizabeth Gordon, legendary editor of House Beautiful, and thus began an important affiliation that lasted well into the 1960s."
From: http://www.huntington.org/huntingtonlibrary.aspx?id=3970

9/5/10

Adam Magyar

Squares Series




Stainless Series

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http://www.magyaradam.com/

7/14/10

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3/15/10

Felix Baumgartner's Supersonic Jump

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"Red Bull Stratos, a mission to the edge of space, seeks to surpass limits that have existed for 50 years. Felix Baumgartner will undertake a stratospheric balloon flight to 120,000 feet and attempt a freefall jump targeted to reach – for the first time in history – supersonic speeds". From: http://www.redbullstratos.com/

NYT article
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/16/science/16tier.html

2/24/10

Marcel Dzama at Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal

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Saw Marcel Dzama's show today. Really fantastic!
http://www.richardhellergallery.com/dynamic/artist.asp?ArtistID=3

2/2/10

1/31/10

Verner Panton Online Photo Archive

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From Wiki: Verner Panton (13 February 1926 – 5 September 1998) is considered one of Denmark's most influential 20th-century furniture and interior designers. During his career, he created innovative and futuristic designs in a variety of materials, especially plastics, and in vibrant colors. His style was very "1960s" but regained popularity at the end of the 20th century; as of 2004, Panton's most well-known furniture models are still in production (at Vitra, among others).

Panton was trained as an architectural engineer in Odense; next, he studied architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Art (Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi) in Copenhagen, graduating in 1951. During the first two years of his career, 1950-1952, he worked at the architectural practice of Arne Jacobsen, another Danish architect and furniture designer. Panton turned out to be an "enfant terrible" and he started his own design and architectural office. He became well known for his innovative architectural proposals, including a collapsible house (1955), the Cardboard House and the Plastic House (1960). Near the end of the 1950s, his chair designs became more and more unconventional, with no legs or discernible back. In 1960 Panton was the designer of the very first single-form injection-moulded plastic chair. The Stacking chair or S chair, which would become his most famous and mass-produced design.

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Verner Panton experimented with designing entire environments: radical and psychedelic interiors that were an ensemble of his curved furniture, wall upholstering, textiles and lighting. He is best known for the design of a German boats interior, now a famous museum. He is also known for a hotel in Europe that utilized circular patterns and cylindrical furniture.

More really great photos here: http://www.verner-panton.com/
and here: http://www.vernerpanton.com/

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