John, who has an amazing mid century modern in Dallas Texas recently wrote letting me know he had to sale his pride and joy due to his work. The home was designed by AIA-honored architect and Dallas native David Braden. I to would be torn if I had to leave such a nicely kept MCM gem. The beamed ceilings were instantly what caught my attention, they give the interior heigh and architectural significance. The wall of sliding glass doors also open the house up to the outside creating more living space. John I hope someone does her justice!
I recently came across an announcement about Auction house Piasa and its new Parisian HQ with a sale of designer Peder Moos’ unknown works. I had never heard of Moos but I am intrigued by his story and his works. Obviously there some other amazing pieces of furniture in these pictures. It sounds like he was a very hands on craftsman.
I know this isn’t a mid century house full of stunning furniture but I do appreciate and like minimal design. This minimal house by MIRAG has a wonderful layout as it builds with the terrain. A series of cubes build up and down a ridge with additional squares operating as windows. I like all the concrete surfaces, it may feel a little cold but the texture is nice. The kitchen is the best design element that exercises minimal.
I heard that Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick’s NYC Townhome was up for sale but didn’t really think much of it. I ran across some images today and was quite taken back. I guess you never know what a celebrities style or tastes are until they put their house up for sale. I enjoyed looking through these images not because the place belongs to two big celebrities but because they were beautiful and designed so well. The banister it quite amazing along with all of the artwork. If I had a home that big and that nice I may just never leave it.
The home of Alvar Aalto has been documented through the lens of Bruno Suet in such a way, I feel as though I was a guest of Alvar himself. The depth of the spaces and the lighting are executed so well. I wouldn’t consider myself an expert on photography but I do know if you take the time to look through Bruno’s work you will see what an amazing photographer he is. It is so nice to be able to “visit” this home without being there in body. It is pretty special to see so much of Alvar Aalto’s work in one place and not feel like one designer created all of it.
This bakery was turned into a modern industrial, loft like living space. I do like converted older buildings. I think the reasoning for liking these structures is the character that resides in the surfaces. Brick walls, concrete floors and open spaces are the signatures for “the industrial loft like space”. The skylights are an amazing part of the main room in this building, they completely flood the upper level with light. The large plank flooring is nice as well, original or not I don’t know. It would be a perfect place for an artist to call work and home.