Sunday, May 10, 2009

regarding architecture.

original image courtesy wikipedia

let's take a break from fashion and talk about something else i appreciate: architecture. i didn't study industrial or architectural design in school, but we did touch upon such topics.

the image above is of fallingwater, designed by frank lloyd wright in 1934. it is one of my life goals to visit this beautiful house one day.

i suppose when most people think of the early 1900s, streamlined furniture and architecture aren't the first things that come to mind, and that's probably why i am continually amazed by the calibre of design (from graphic to industrial to architectural) that was pumped out from the early to mid 1900s.

the art deco and modernist movements have become so timeless. if i had an unlimited budget to furnish my house, i'd pay herman miller and knoll some lengthy visits. (another goal on my list: to own a barcelona chair. in black please; may as well throw in the stool.)

but, i digress. my actual intent for this post was to point you in the direction of this website and trailer on west coast modernism: coast modern. if you have any interest in architectural design, please have a look! (i'd worked with one of the directors, gavin froome, briefly at a design agency, and this guy is a multifaceted talent. music, design, photography, film; it's a pretty hefty resume. check out his blog here.)


  1. wow that is a pretty amazing building. xo Cari

  2. Omgosh I remember this from my AP US history textbook! It made me totally fall in love with Frank Lloyd Wright!

  3. i love wright´s work, i´ve seen documentary film about his life and work not a long time ago, he was brilliant!!!

  4. wow, this house is beyond fantastic! incredibly modern and ahead of its time... strangely though, this kinda reminds me of the cullen's house in twilight, or is that just me?

    much love


  5. I love that combination of nature and modern architecture...

  6. This building is incredible. I agree with Eden, reminds me a bit of Cullen house.
    I don't know much about architecture, but I can appreciate a beautiful building. I love the juxtaposition of modern and natural surroundings xx

  7. I had the opportunity to go into a round glass house at the top of a cliff overlooking the beach! It was truely beautiful and inspiring.

  8. i have always dreamed of trekking out to falling water house. it is my fantasy house. have you seen "north by northwest"? it was shot there. awesome blog!


merci beaucoup!