Dabbling in Design
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Let's move away from the wearable for the moment...
Today, I'm completely enamored with the auction house Wright in Chicago, a source of amazing modern design auctions. I'd love to have a few of their auction catalogues (for sale, starting at $20) for my own reference library. Wright caught my eye recently in the NYT's T fall design magazine, where it was featured in an article on an L.A. home designed by modernist architect Pierre Koenig. The home has been restored and decorated by Mark Haddawy, owner of vintage mecca Resurrection (aha! there's a fashion connection!) and is now going up for auction in December. Wright commissioned amazing architectural photographer Julius Shulman to document the home for the catalogue, some of the photos from which you can see here.
There are plenty of other cool modern design finds to peruse on the Wright website as well (click on "auction" then "auction archives" to see the full preview for past auctions). For example: How much do I love this dorm room furniture set designed by Marcel Breuer for Bryn Mawr college? (Answer: So, so much.)