Posts Tagged ‘red’

Fireplaces – Figs. 1 and 2

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Which is correct, above, or below?:

Or alternately:

All photos from the 1973 decor book 1601 Decorating Ideas for Modern Living.

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70s kitchen

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

From the 1975 edition of Inside Today’s Home. “A vividly colored, streamlined kitchen forms one wall of the major group space in this minimal-care beach house. The brilliant blue and red scheme contrasts strikingly with the clean-lined Breuer and Mies van der Rohe furniture and a soft goat hair rug.

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Swedish geometry

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

I found this photo via two of my favourite tumblr blogs, breeapperley and self-romance. Mabel from self-romance tells me this is from the Swedish architecture firm Tham & Videgård Hansson Arkitekter, who are at the moment probably most well-known for their mirrored treehouse.

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Taking the indoor/outdoor look to new levels

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

This gets points for adventurousness and imagination and magic, if not success. It’s another image from The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement, Greystone Press, 1970.

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Dram lamp by Propellor, made from vintage tumblers

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

This fantastic new pendant lamp or chandelier is by my friends Propellor, an award winning collaboration of three Vancouver designers whose ridiculously beautiful studio is a few blocks from mine. The lamp was publicly launched today and while I’ve liked their Red Square chandelier for a long time, and would like to install it in my studio, I like this one just as much.

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Red PK22 chair

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

 A red PK22 chair cut from UK Elle Decor magazine about 9 years ago and saved in a fit of desire. It’s likely that this chair never really was this shade of cherry red, but only appears that way thanks to the vagaries of magazine printing and digital photo colours. The leather of this chair was probably a kind of modernist burnt orange.

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