Posts Tagged ‘set’

Distant Early Warning: Marshall McLuhan playing card set

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Via CDR via trexfiles23 on Flickr “One caveat: a few of the cards reflect then-popular attitudes toward women, akin to the crudeness and not-so-latent sexism of Mad Men.”

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Valley of the Dolls, 1967

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

The movie version of Valley of the Dolls was based on Jacqueline Susann’s 1966 novel of ambition, drug addiction and dissipation in the mid-60s entertainment industries of LA and New York. What is it with Hollywood film’s predictable bias that modern decor, or lofts, or any kind of contemporary design will go hand and hand with dissipation, dysfunction and general immorality?

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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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Architecture in the movies, Part 4 – Aeon Flux

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Berlin’s modernist and contemporary architecture stands in for Aeon Flux‘s fictional city of Bregna in the year 2415 with surprisingly little alteration. When will modernist and contemporary architecture not seem so futuristic?

Obviously modern architecture is still space-age in the popular unconscious, and not only space-age but on some level its aesthetics and utopian aspirations are clearly under suspicion.

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Architecture in the movies, part 2.

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

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