Just wanted to share some inspiration I've been eyeing over at Apartment Therapy.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Just found this AMAZING shot of Barton's candy store in New York (Architectural Forum, August 1952.) Victor Gruen was the architect while Alvin Lustig consulted on graphics. I'm a huge fan of Lustig—he managed to design in just about every medium possible. Below are a few examples of his work. To learn more about him and to get a look at his work go here.
Book cover design:
Monday, February 22, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
It's always good news when moves are made to preserve history.
The Los Angeles hotel that hosted a welcome-home party for the Apollo 11 astronauts and other historic events will remain standing under a deal reached between the mid-century landmark's owners and preservation groups that sought to stave off the structure's demolition.
Michael Rosenfeld, who leads the partnership that owns the glass and aluminum Century Plaza Hotel, said his group has agreed to preserve the crescent-shaped building, which it previously planned to replace with two soaring towers. The deal allows building on other parts of the nearly six-acre property.
"I think we found an opportunity to do something unique and special on this site," he said.
– LA Times, Jacob Adelman, Associated Press Writer, February 11, 2010
Read more here and here.