seen via mid-century modernist
ok i am a mad men addict, that’s been well established. i’ve watched the season 4 premiere twice already. just wanted to highlight some moments of wardrobe & set design that i loved in this episode. there aren’t any spoilers, but i’ve put in a jump just in case you don’t want to see anything yet!
i already expressed my love for old school victoriana houses – but this is the flip side of the coin. i can definitely see myself being very comfortable in a mid-century modern house, especially since i grew up in one – i love an expanse of glass and open living areas. julius schulman was a well known architectural photographer from that era, and his imagery certainly makes me appreciate these buildings even more.
i discovered this rad little gem hidden in the depths of a bookcase at my parent’s house (as you do). it was printed in paarl in 1959. the entire thing is illustrated by roman waher, who i unfortunately can’t find any more information on (sometimes the internet doesn’t have all the answers, who knew?). after a bit of digging around all i could i could find out was that he contributed to a number of other africana books.
industrial designer Dieter Rams
i’m kind of obsessing with tables these days.
i need to get one for my flat soon, to use as a desk-slash-dining table. so it should seat 4 people at a squeeze (i mean how often do i have people over, really? they usually just stand around and get drunk anyway). so i’m going to have one made by a super crafty friend – steel trestle legs and a wooden top.