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Gray Metal – jewelry cast from beach plastic

January 6, 2019

Gray Metal – jewelry cast from beach plastic

Well before the most recent wave of coverage of the crisis of plastic accumulating in our oceans, jeweler and artist Jesse Gray of Gray Metal started picking up beach plastic on Vancouver Island and casting some of it into jewelry.

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Eileen Gray – Transat Chair

April 7, 2013

Eileen Gray – Transat Chair

 

Superb modern chair by Eileen Gray, featured in a Guardian list this this week. It’s the Transat Chair (1925-30).

“The Transat chair is from the late 1920s, when Marcel Breuer, Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand were forging in tubular steel assertive icons of the machine age.

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Architect Ron Thom’s Boyd House is for sale

July 18, 2012

Architect Ron Thom’s Boyd House is for sale

These photos of Ron Thom’s Boyd House are from the blog Architecture Wanted which provides a good introduction to this house. Also see a great post by Cam McLellan on his Vancouver Lights blog and an article in Western Living by the house’s current owner, Kerry McPhedran.

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Midcentury modern hospital: House MD

December 11, 2010

Midcentury modern hospital: House MD

My sister, an emergency pediatric doctor, can’t watch House M.D. because she says the medicine is either wrong or stupidly farfetched, and I feel the same way about the decor. What is all that pricey midcentury modern design doing in a hospital?

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Ned Pratt, Vancouver architect

November 30, 2010

Ned Pratt, Vancouver architect

Vancouver architect Ned Pratt produced work in an era that—from the standpoint of our developer-led moment—is quickly starting to look like a golden age.  Pratt and Arthur Erickson along with their contemporaries Ron Thom and Fred Hollingsworth still rank among Vancouver’s best and most influential architects.

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Luis Barragán – Casa Eduardo Prieto Lopez

May 17, 2010

Luis Barragán – Casa Eduardo Prieto Lopez

These photos of architect Luis Barragán’s Casa Eduardo Prieto Lopez were taken by pov_steve on Flickr. The house was built in 1950 and is part of the Jardines del Pedregal neighbourhood designed by Barragán for a lava-covered site in Mexico City.

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