Still Life with Head-Shaped Vase and Japanese Woodcut by Paul Gauguin 1888

Iran’s Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art Has Been Hiding One of the World’s Great Art Collections

via Iran’s Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art Has Been Hiding One of the World’s Great Art Collections. This is an extensive article on Bloomberg on the art collection acquired by Empress Farah Pahlavi of Iran before the current barbarous regime took over. Very well done, this article will answer many questions one might have in […]

Eames Lounge Chair

Ephemeral Design

I am usually spending my evenings doing something productive, but occasionally I do enjoy a good documentary or a video on art or design. Last night I watched “Ellen’s Design Challenge” on HGTV. Although I have a degree in fine art, design is a large part of any artistic endeavor and is quite fulfilling in […]

Poul Henningsen

Poul Henningsen and Let There Be Light

Poul Henningsen, known to the Danes as just PH, was born in Ordrup, Denmark in 1894 and lived until 1967. He was the son of an author, Anne Henningsen and a satirist, Carl Ewald and was around literary and artistic intellectuals growing up. He trained as an architect, though he never graduated, but thought himself […]

J. R. Davidson Case Study Houses

Case Study House #1 and JR Davidson

This is the first part of an ongoing series on the Case Study Houses, their designers and influences. For information about the Case Study Houses, see previous articles or follow this link. You can find books illustrating these houses in the Associate Store as well as a recommendation for the Taschen publication. The first Case […]