Posts Tagged ‘George Nelson’

The Men of Mid-Century Modern

Monday, December 7th, 2009

In 1961, Playboy magazine ran an article titled Designs for Living, featuring modernist architects and designers George Nelson, Edward Wormley, Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Charles Eames and Jens Risom.

Go, read Playboy for the articles. You can start with this one.

From left to right: George Nelson, Edward Wormley, Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Charles Eames and Jens Risom, photo(s) originally appeared in Playboy magazine, July 1961.

George Nelson || Edward Wormley

Eero Saarinen || Harry Bertoia

Charles [and Ray] Eames || Jens Risom

|| Via The Selvedge Yard | Lushpad ||

Soft Spot

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

When polka dots are tone on tone or, as in the case of Ferm-Living’s wall graphics, organic in treatment, they remain playful yet have a decidedly grown-up look.

1. Comme des Garçons polka dot embossed leather wallet, available at Opening Ceremony // 2. While George Nelson’s quirky Marshmallow sofa isn’t one of my personal favorites, it remains one of the most iconic pieces in modern design, Circa 50 // 3. Ferm Living’s Waldots wallpaper // 4. Nicolas Ghesquiere sent models down the runway in polka dotted, sheer tights for Balenciaga’s F/W ‘09 collection. Similar tights can be had from Walford, at Neiman Marcus // 5. Inhabit’s Braille Wall Flat is a customizable wall hanging made with 100% bamboo pulp.