Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Philip Johnson. Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College (1976).

A master of modern architecture, Philip Johnson designed this building for the campus of Muhlenberg College. Its main feature is the 220-foot, glass-ceilinged galleria, which serves as a thoroughfare. The building also houses a theater/auditorium, lecture/recital hall, art gallery space, studios for painting, drawing, and sculpture, class and seminar rooms, faculty offices, music studios, and practice/rehearsal rooms. More here and here, and in the November 1977 issue of Architectural Record, if you can get your hands on it.
All but the first three photos are from Lawrence Biemiller.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Margaret Howell Shirting

Margaret Howell began making shirts in 1972 with twelve machinists. Each machinist was responsible for every stage of the process. They still do it the same way today. Each machinist makes a shirt from start to finish, and their initials are sewn into each one they produce. Only the highest quality everything goes into the shirts you see below.
Classic Shirt, Plain Poplin, White.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

de Sede DS-51

The Swiss furniture company de Sede's DS-51 Chair, introduced in 1971, features hand-sewn seat and back cushions. And it swivels.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Town View Leather

Don't call this moccasin thing a comeback. They were too strong for too long, plus your dad never stopped knocking around in them. For solid offerings, both lined and unlined, you visit Town View Leather. It is yet another reason to love Maine. The company is owned and operated by Galen and Gayanne Wintle, who make each pair by hand in their shop in Dexter.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Noe Tanigawa at Andrew Rose Gallery

You're in Hawai'i nei, and you enjoy art. You should make an appointment and go have a look.
Noe Tanigawa. Lotus Garden, 2010. Encaustic on panel. 7" x 10".

Monday, August 23, 2010

Saint James Matelot Sweater

You're in the market for a new French seaman's sweater. There is no better place to look than Saint James.
Matelot U.

Blog Is Cool: Red Clay Soul

You'll appreciate Georgia-native J.R.S.'s Red Clay Soul. He archives all sorts of things that someone like you will enjoy: clothing with a traditional flavor, snippets of Americana, and a sound take on style in general. It's well worth your time to pop over and have a look.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Quoddy Sale at Leffot

Leffot is clearing out some leftover Quoddy stock. There's a limited selection of sizes; all are US sizes and D (Medium) width. You might be in luck.
Blucher Black Chromexcel White Camp Soles $230 (includes white and black leather laces)-> $161 (sizes 8, 8.5, 11.5, 13)

Maliseet Peanut Grizzly Charcoal Camp Soles $250 -> $175 (sizes 8, 13)

Canoe Moc Black Chromexcel Charcoal Camp Soles $220 -> $154 (sizes 9.5)

Deck Chukka Khaki Suede $275 -> $137.50 (size 7)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Swims Water-Resistant Loafer

You like to wear shoes without socks like the kids are doing. It's hot and it's been kind of rainy. You remember Swims. They make shoes as well as galoshes. You could wear these on the beach, the boat, or out to lunch. They're $149, and you can find them at select Neiman Marcus locations (Honolulu, California, Florida, among others) this coming holiday season.