Posts Tagged ‘picture gallery’

How Greeks hang things on walls

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

There is something so beautiful about the way photographs and other objects are hung on the walls in traditional rooms in Greece. The objects are prized yet there’s also something casual and unprecious about the way they accumulate. The variety of frames is appealing, and so is the way shapshots are collected inside a single frame.

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Ray Eames’ workspace vs. Charles Eames’ workspace

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

There’s something compelling about Ray Eames’ desk area, papered with work and photographs. Many people seem to have a fierce aversion to clutter these days (driven no doubt by the storage furniture industry) but artists like to have materials and visual stimulation at hand in their studios and there’s some evidence that this supports the creative process.

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Still life with stereo and ketchup

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

A ketchup bottle on the stereo speaker really completes this. Maybe this is Sixties Baroque. Ketchup aside, the wall-mounted amp is cool, and the wall painted in four colour blocks is clever. Photo is from The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement, Greystone Press, 1970. Click here to see the whole page with original caption.

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BC Binning house, in photographic works by artist Arni Haraldsson

Sunday, December 21st, 2008


Vancouver artist Arni Haraldsson, known for his photographic studies of modernist architecture and his research on Corbusier, produced these three photographs of the house of another artist, BC Binning, in 1994. Binning, a painter, built a beautiful little modernist house for himself and his wife in West Vancouver, B.C.

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