D.C.’s Taylor Gourmet Featured in Dwell
Nothing in my book beats good design and top notch food. I like when I can combine my two passions.
On Thursday, a friend and I headed to Taylor Gourmet for lunch and found multiple copies of Dwell on the Read More >
July 31, 2009
WashTimes on Pool, Burgers at Lapidus’ Capitol Skyline Hotel in Southwest
MCM architecture and burgers in Southwest
The Washington Times follows the Post’s recent piece on the hip pool scene at the Morris Lapidus-designed mid-century modern Capitol Skyline Hotel in Southwest. Admission price on Sunday’s allow you to hang at the pool, which was Read More >
July 29, 2009
10th Annual MidCity Dog Days Sidewalk Sale – Aug 1-2
July 27, 2009
Modern Snapshot: Eugene Meyer School on 11th St., N.W.
Cool zig–zag lines on this mid-century elementary school named after Eugene Meyer, who bought the Washington Post in 1933 and was the father of legendary Post publisher Katherine Graham.
July 21, 2009
RIP: Julius Shulman
Sad news from California. LA Times: “Julius Shulman, whose luminous photographs of homes and buildings brought fame to a number of mid-20th century Modernist architects and made him a household name in the architectural world, died Wednesday night. He was 98.”
Thanks for the images, Julius. Listien to a 2005 Read More >
July 16, 2009
RCKNDY’s Summer Gus* Modern Sale
July 16, 2009
The Modern Embassies of D.C.
Writer Aaron Britt, an editor at Dwell, posts on the magazine’s blog about the modern embassies he saw while in D.C. in the spring, including the Danish Embassy, which I wrote about here. Larry Van Dyne in a Washingtonian piece said embassies “were pioneers in Read More >
July 13, 2009
Post Highlight Jacobsen’s SAS Royal
Jacobsen’s Room 606 in the SAS Royal Hotel.Photo by Richard Moross.
The Post‘s Travel section has a nice piece on Arne Jacobsen’s SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, which is preparing for its 5oth anniversary. Request Room 606 if you go. It’s the only part Read More >
July 12, 2009
Visiting an Icon: The Eames House
Los Angeles—The first thing that hits you as you walk up the long driveway to the Eames House (Case Study House #8, 1949) in Pacific Palisades is the pungent, sweet aroma of flowers. As you Read More >
July 8, 2009
Happy 4th: MCM Treats From the Beach
Hope everyone had a good 4th no matter where you are. Here are some of my favorite MCM houses and buildings from the Ventnor/Margate area at the Jersey shore. I snapped these on my bike ride this morning. While many of the the homes are more traditional in nature, there Read More >
July 4, 2009
Charles Goodman Included in New Canaan’s Modern Home Study
Launched nearly two years ago, the “Modern Homes Survey: New Canaan Connecticut” is now available online. The survey catalogues 91 homes built between 1939 and 1979 and has bios on 31 architects who helped turn New Canaan into one of the meccas of modernism Read More >
July 2, 2009
Apartment Zero Closing, RIP Good Eye
Good Eye has closed.
The Post reports this morning that Apartment Zero is closing its Penn Quarter store and will open a web store and beef up its design services. This comes a few months after Good Eye, the long-time purveyor of vintage mid-century modern design on Wisconsin Avenue, Read More >
July 2, 2009
Event: NBM’s Moeller on Modernism; July 18
As part of its Three Movements in Architecture series this month, the National Building Museum will devote one of the sessions to Modernism. The other sessions are on Greek Revival and Art Deco. Martin Moeller, the museum’s senior vice president and curator, will define and explain Modernism and its varied Read More >
July 1, 2009