Posts Tagged ‘decoration’

Most confusing Christmas decoration of the 2011 season

Monday, December 26th, 2011

Please take a number and ponder how The Nutcracker—you remember, that’s the story of a seven-headed Mouse King and a kingdom of dolls who come magically alive, among other pagan details—is actually a Christian-run story secretly enacted by a Jesus-like white Santa Claus operating marionettes hung from gold crosses.

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Brown paper packages tied up with string

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

These are a few of my favourite things. Above, a white painted branch with Kraft-paper wrapped gifts is a minimalist advent calendar, by the inventive DIY Brigg from Norway via The Style Files. Below: Simple garland fencing at Axel Vervoordt’s recent Winter Exhibition; photo via Belgian Pearls.

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Brooches for houses

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

This house decoration looks like an upmarket version of a dingbat. Either way it’s a nice retro fashion accessory that harks back to the postwar period. The house was built in La Jolla, California by architect Jonathan Segal in 2004 for his own family. Photo by my friend Chimay Bleue on Flickr.

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Architecture in the movies, Part 5 – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, has probably appeared in more Hollywood films than any other notable modern house and has also been heavily used for ad and fashion shoots, music videos and television. The house is currently for sale at US$15 million, hence these new photos by Tim Street-Porter for Christie’s Great Estates. 

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