It seems the MidCentury corded furniture is popping up everywhere. Matias Ruiz offers these interior ones that are the height of design. See more at Casa Vogue. For the out of doors, CB2 has these on sale right now that can easily transition indoors. Truly striking cords.
The Zip Tie by Josh Jakus for Actual is a model of transparency. He essentially has taken the hidden zipper on the traditional, “cheater” necktie and turned it around. Merino wool felt gives it an upgrade, and it’s great for the early morning after a long night. Alas, it is hard not (knot) to feel exposed when you are relaxed as you get the sensation your fly is open.
Now that beer….craft beer anyway… has become just as expensive as wineper volume, it makes sense that the folks who make tony glassware start to up their game. This IPA specific glass by Spiegelau was designed by Sam Calagione (Dogfish head) and Ken Grossman (Sierra Nevada) to make your brew just that much more sexy. An added bonus is that you can now break these in addition to your costly wine glasses while you hand-wash them because they go for $25 bucks a pair an you want to be “careful” with them.
Andre Cassagnes, the French inventor of the Etch A Sketch, has passed away. The ubiquitous and arty toy was the product of a happy accident while working with aluminum powder. This followed the unhappy accident of discovering he was allergic to flour and could no longer work in his family’s bakery. His early version, L’Ecran Magique, was purchase by Ohio Art after its debut in 1959 at the Nuremberg Toy Fair. He embarked on a career as a kite maker at the tender age of 50 and gained renown for those as well. He was 86.
For those that have had a few too many, Joey Ruiter delivers the Growler City Bike. Designed for those who no longer drive a car in Grand Rapids, Michigan because of those pesky DUIs, this allows a half gallon of craft brew to tag along with you just about anywhere. Wear a helmet and get an extra long straw! Enjoy one for the road….on the road.
With much sadness we lament the passing of Huell Howser. The following link has a nice bit and some photos of his alien, hilltop place in the desert that give us a peek at his design sense. For Californians, good judgement comes from experience, and for many of us that experience came from Huell Howser.
The above image may be disturbing so cover the children’s eyes. Unfortunately, the Holidays are a sad and lonely time for some. A quadruple amputee with a storied past, this classic was found hanging from a rope in a mid-centuryremodel that apparently was “underwater.” It leaves behind an Eameslounge chair and an Eero Saarinen table. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Paid To Much Foundation for Wayward Vintage Furniture.