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The Life & Death of an Espresso Shot in Super Slow Motion

Some YouTuber posted online a pretty nice clip of an espresso shot being pulled from a La Marzocco FB80 espresso machine at 120 frames per second. They recommend muting the sound, then putting on your own music. I gave it a quick shot with the famous soundtrack for Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. And I’ll be damned, it syncs up pretty well. Have a better soundtrack to recommend? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below. Would you like to support the mission of...
Tags: Google, Facebook, London, College, Food & Drink, Volkswagen, Kubrick, Facebook Twitter, William S Burroughs, Le Corbusier, Renato Bialetti, Hertella Coffee Machine Mounted, Kant Voltaire Kierkegaard


The Hertella Coffee Machine Mounted on a Volkswagen Dashboard (1959): The Most European Car Accessory Ever Made

Current auto-industry wisdom holds that no car without cup holders will sell in America. Though this also seems to have become increasingly true across the rest of the world, I like to imagine there still exists a country or two whose driving public holds fast against that particular design vulgarism. Such places would, of course, lie deep in unreconstructed Europe, where nobody can go long without coffee. The solution? The Hertella Auto Kaffeemachine, the first and only known dashboard-mounted...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Technology, College, History, Food & Drink, Wes Anderson, Serbia, Volkswagen, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, Roland Barthes, Le Corbusier, Colin Marshall, Honoré de Balzac


Madrid surrealism show offers escape from pandemic reality

Exhibition explores how surrealist movement influenced culture and design in 20th centuryAnyone tiring of the many mundane strictures of the new normality can, in Madrid at least, escape temporarily into a world where hands serve as chairs, tables spin on bicycle wheels and horses obligingly proffer lamps from their heads.An exhibition in the Spanish capital examines the countless ways in which the surrealist movement has influenced culture and design over the past century, from the sofa Salvado...
Tags: Art, Europe, Spain, UK News, World news, Culture, Art and design, Salvador Dalí, Bjork, Madrid, Le Corbusier, Marcel Duchamp, Rene Magritte


Freedom of the Press: Inside Former Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee’s Georgetown House

Ben Bradlee, the famed Washington Post editor and bon vivant—played by Tom Hanks in The Post and Jason Robards in All the President’s Men—probably wouldn’t recognize his old Georgetown residence. Remodeled in an elegantly succinct style that’s far more European than preppy, it’s still nonetheless his kind of place: the double living room is designed for hobnobbing, the dining table stands ready for a crowd, and every room is filled with family mementos, a pair of water skis included. What’s more...
Tags: Post, Books, New York, Washington Post, Stanford, White House, Berlin, Los Angeles, Tom Hanks, Brooklyn, New Hampshire, Denmark, Jfk, Istanbul, Human Rights Watch, Kennedy


How germs (or the fear of them) spawned Modernism

The world’s attention has been fully trained for many months on detecting a microbe that, inevitably, most people will never see for themselves: SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. We take for granted the invisibility of this new enemy. But when scientists first ventured the hypothesis that germs were the cause of many virulent diseases, a hypothesis known as “germ theory,” the claim was met with substantial skepticism.The scientific basis for germ theory emerged in the mid-19th ce...
Tags: Books, Featured, Frankfurt, George Orwell, New York Times, Literature, Virginia Woolf, Modernism, Germs, Hill, Wikimedia Commons, William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, Eliot, Le Corbusier, Zettel


10 Easy Pieces: Architect-Designed Sofas

Some of our favorite sofas, not surprisingly, are designed by notable architects. From Le Corbusier to Piero Lissoni, here are 10 sofas as thoughtfully-designed as a full-scale building. Above: Designed by Italian architect Piero Lissoni, the Extra Soft Sofa for Living Divani is a modular design in fabric or leather. It’s on the higher end of the price spectrum, available for £8,752 at TwentyTwentyOne. Above: Designed by French architect Jean-Marie Massaud for Poliform, the Westside Sofa is av...
Tags: Books, Furniture, Claesson Koivisto Rune, Le Corbusier, Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen, 10 Easy Pieces, Sofas & Couches, Piero Lissoni, Cassina, Continental Sofa, Jean Marie Massaud, Antonio Citterio, Pierre Jeanneret, Vincent Van Duysen, Product Discoveries


Luis Barragán’s Forgotten Works, Revisited

After moving to Mexico City in 1935, the architect set about designing a series of obscure functionalist residences that he would later disown.
Tags: News, Architecture, Mexico City, Luis, Luis Barragan, Le Corbusier, Barragán, Mexico City (Mexico, Historic Buildings and Sites


10 Easy Pieces: Modern Glass Coffee Tables

The allure of a glass coffee table is the lightness brought into a living space. Rather than a solid block in the center of the room, a translucent tabletop allows for more visual flow. Here are our favorite glass coffee tables, ranging from classic furniture designs to new, accessibly priced options. Above: Designed by Le Corbusier for Cassina, the LC10-P Low Table has chrome legs but comes in a range of frame options with a glass top; $1,655 at Hive Modern. Above: The Faye Toogood Element Ta...
Tags: Books, Furniture, SCP, Horne, Hans Wegner, Herman Miller, Isamu Noguchi, Le Corbusier, Brno Czech Republic, Mies van der Rohe, 10 Easy Pieces, Room Board, Cassina, Carl Hansen Son, Coffee & Side Tables, Terence Woodgate


The World According to Le Corbusier: An Animated Introduction to the Most Modern of All Architects

Among modern architects, was any architect ever so modernity-minded as Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, better known a Le Corbusier? Like many cultural figures well-known outside their field — Franz Kafka, George Orwell, David Lynch — his name has long since been adjectivized, though nowadays the term "Corbusian" is seldom used as a compliment. Many a self-described opponent of modern architecture, whatever they consider modern architecture to be, points to Le Corbusier as the originator of al...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, College, History, Architecture, Animation, Paris, Manhattan, Unite, Seoul, Marseilles, Frank Lloyd Wright, Facebook Twitter, Le Corbusier, Right Bank


The Office of the Future | Working From Home

Is the office of the future more like your home? We like to make our spaces our own. Now so many of us are working from home our workspace is our own space. This can be good and bad in equal measure, but there is one overriding positive: you probably like the chair you’re sitting in, the desk you’re working at, and the canteen has just what you want for lunch.  And we’re getting used to it. What will happen when we all go back to the office? The time we’re spending working from home is...
Tags: Marketing, Future Of Work, Workspace, Bernstein, Ac, Le Corbusier, Corbusier, Ben Waber, Ethan Bernstein, WFH, Future Of The Office, Henry Fruges, Fruges, Leesman


Explore Le Corbusier's modernist Indian metropolis

Photographer Roberto Conte uncovers the hidden gems of Chandigarh, in a new series exploring the Le Corbusier-designed Indian city.
Tags: Cnn, Chandigarh, Le Corbusier, Roberto Conte


Will the Coronavirus Change How We Think of Density in Cities?

Planners once dreamed of cities with vast empty plazas and quiet streets. Post-pandemic, might they do so again?
Tags: Post, News, Architecture, Jacobs, Jane, Le Corbusier, Urban Areas, Barcelona (Spain, Brasilia (Brazil, Manchester (England




Architects’ 12 Favorite Blush Pink Paints

One the eve of Valentine’s Day, we asked our experts from the Remodelista Architect and Designer Directory for their go-to “millennial pink” paints. Their picks range from sweet and subtle to downright seductive, and neutral enough to look at year-round. Here are their favorites. Photography by Mel Walbridge. (N.B.: Featured photograph, above, by Justine Hand for Remodelista, from Cape Cod Summer Bedrooms Refreshed with Farrow & Ball Paint.) Above: The full range of pinks. Above: Kriste Michel...
Tags: Books, California, La, New York City, San Francisco, Paint, Brooklyn, Portland Oregon, Pink, Benjamin Moore, Bay Area, Expert Advice, Santa Monica, Michaels, Justine, VALSPAR


Beehives, “bee space,” and Le Corbusier

The beehive design most of us probably imagine when thinking of beekeeping are actually a relatively recent design, having been patented by the clergyman Reverend Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth in 1852. One of the reasons this design works is that he understood “bee space,” the gap between panels which allows bees to circulate while preventing them from filling in the whole and making the panels “stick.” It’s because Langstroth understood “bee space.” Simply put, bee space is a gap of around 6...
Tags: Le Corbusier, Patrick Tanguay, Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth, Langstroth


A vision in concrete: Oscar Niemeyer’s Brazil

As Brasília turns 60, it’s time to reassess the legendary modernist architect on a visit to the Brazilian capital and Rio de JaneiroDuring a brief visit to Rio de Janeiro, taking in Sugar Loaf mountain, Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, and dutifully drinking cool caipirinhas, my heart was really elsewhere – 1,200km inland to Brasília in the central plateau to be precise. It wasn’t sand, samba and rainforests I was after, but clean modernist lines and reinforced concrete laid out on the Cerrado (t...
Tags: Travel, Life and style, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, South America Holidays, Brazil Holidays, Ipanema, Oscar Niemeyer, BRASILIA, Le Corbusier, Niemeyer, Rio de Janeiro holidays, Rio de JaneiroDuring


A restored Palm Springs home by Albert Frey lists for $2.4 million

The patio. (Photo by Ruben Vargas Jr. Photography) The master bathroom. (Photo by Ruben Vargas Jr. Photography) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds The living room. (Photo by Ruben Vargas Jr. Photography) The kitchen. (Photo by Ruben Vargas Jr. Photography) The kitchen. (Photo by Ruben Vargas Jr. Photography) The dining room. (Photo by Ruben Vargas Jr. Photography) A view of the dining room. (Photo by Ruben Vargas Jr. Photography) The den. (Photo by Ruben Varg...
Tags: Business, New York, California, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Palm Springs, Frey, Toluca Lake, Hidden Hills, Le Corbusier, Albert Frey, Joe Mantegna, Neutra, Encino, Jeffree Star


Charlotte Perriand, Stepping Out of Corbusier’s Shadow

Did he, or did she, conceive some of the best modernist furniture in a packed career? A show at Fondation Vuitton shows her mastery of design.
Tags: News, Furniture, Architecture, Charlotte, Le Corbusier, Corbusier, Perriand, Charlotte Perriand, Interior Design and Furnishings, Paris (France, Fondation Vuitton, Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation


A down-to-earth view on flying cars | Letter

Flying cars have long been portrayed as an answer to all our traffic problems, but Ruth Brandon fears the worstFlying taxis ride again (Taxi! But not as you know it, 26 October). The dream of flying cars to overcome road congestion is almost as old as the automobile. It first emerged in 1901, and has been revived, though fortunately not realised, at intervals ever since. Le Corbusier’s City of Tomorrow featured skycars in 1929, as did Frank Lloyd Wright’s Broadacre City in 1930; in 1943, Scienti...
Tags: Technology, UK News, World news, Art and design, Air transport, Transport, Road transport, Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Moller Skycar, Broadacre City, Ruth Brandon, Ruth Brandon London


Aimard/BPO/Roth - Haydn, Bartók, and Varèse, 26 October 2019

PhilharmonieHaydn: Symphony no.59 in A major, ‘Fire’ Bartók: Piano Concerto no.3, Sz 119 Bartók: Dance Suite , Sz 77 Varèse: Arcana (revised version, 1960) Varèse: Poème électronique ; Ionisation; Density 21.5; Octandre; Intégrales; Hyperprism; Ionisation; Octandre; Offrandes Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano) Sarah Aristidou (soprano) Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Scholars of the Karajan Academy François-Xavier Roth (conductor) Two ...
Tags: Berlin, Religion, Beethoven, Sirius, Density, Varese, Boulez, Roth, Haydn, Stravinsky, Stockhausen, Ravel, Schoenberg, Bartok, Le Corbusier, Philips Pavilion


Kitchen of the Week: French Mid-Century Style in Santa Monica

We like to check in on Los Angeles-based Commune Design from time to time. The multidisciplinary design studio (it works on architecture, interior, graphic, and product design projects) always seems to have something interesting in its portfolio. On our latest visit, we were rewarded with this distinctive kitchen in Santa Monica. It belongs to Hollywood talent manager Evelyn O’Neill and was inspired by Maison La Roche in Paris. (Not familiar with the architecturally important residence? See Alex...
Tags: Books, Metal, Hollywood, Julianne Moore, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Paris, Pacific, Alexa, Santa Monica, Henry, Alonso, Moore, Heath, Midcentury, O'Neill


IM Pei: an audacious daredevil who built the impossible

From his provocative Louvre pyramid to his inverted wedge for Dallas, the Chinese-American architect was too modern for his time – but his angular marvels look perfect nowSo bold were IM Pei’s designs, they were often regarded as wilfully controversial, designed to shock. But Pei himself never saw it like that. He was possibly the last living link to such founders of modernism as Le Corbusier and Bauhaus stalwarts Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer, all of whom he met. He carried their torch, abid...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, World news, US news, Cities, Culture, Architecture, Asia Pacific, Art and design, Paris, Dallas, John F Kennedy, Modernism, Pei, Walter Gropius, Le Corbusier


Government Jobs in Chandigarh [Latest]

Government Jobs (Sarkari Naukri)  in Chandigarh  Looking for Government Jobs in Chandigarh? Details of all new and latest Govt. Jobs and Sarkari Naukri vacancy in Chandigarh is here. About Chandigarh  Chandigarh, the 'City Beautiful' is the dream city of India's first Prime Minister, Sh. Jawahar Lal Nehru which was planned by the famous French architect Le Corbusier situated in... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected] (Manisha)]
Tags: Jobs, India, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Manisha, Le Corbusier, Government Job, Sarkari-naukri, Chandigarh Chandigarh


Freedom of the Press: Inside Former Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee’s Georgetown House, Transformed

Ben Bradlee, the famed Washington Post editor and bon vivant—played by Tom Hanks in The Post and Jason Robards in All the President’s Men—probably wouldn’t recognize his old Georgetown residence. Remodeled in an elegantly succinct style that’s far more European than preppy, it’s still nonetheless his kind of place: the double living room is designed for hobnobbing, the dining table stands ready for a crowd, and every room is filled with family mementos, a pair of water skis included. What’s more...
Tags: Post, Books, New York, Washington Post, Stanford, White House, Berlin, Los Angeles, Tom Hanks, Brooklyn, New Hampshire, Denmark, Jfk, Istanbul, Human Rights Watch, Kennedy


Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Beauty of Brutalist Architecture: An Introduction in Six Videos

Some people hate the massive concrete buildings known as Brutalist, but they at least approve of the style's name, resonant as it seemingly is with associations of insensitive, anti-humanist bullying. Those who love Brutalism also approve of the style's name, but for a different reason: they know it comes from the French béton brut, referring to raw concrete, that material most generously used in Brutalist buildings' construction. We've all seen Brutalist architecture, massively embodied...
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From orientalism to ornamentalism

Recently, the Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted an exhibit called China Through the Looking Glass.  The exhibition’s spectacular and unabashed display of Orientalist commodification and appropriation charmed many and repelled others. The exhibition, extended months beyond its original schedule due to its enormous popularity, reminds us how enduring the so-called Asian fetish still is in western culture and how limited our critical response is to this expansive phenomenon, other than one of mo...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Books, Featured, China, History, West, United States, Race issues, Shell, Oscar Wilde, Alexander Mcqueen, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, East Asia, East, Sarah Burton


Current Obsessions: Hygge Holiday

Here, in the midst of the busiest season of the year, are 13 things to know. Above: The Swedish house in winter: photograph by Stefan Isidor Bergkvist, from A Darkly Romantic House in Sweden by Skälsö Architects. Margot is just back from Paris and checked out Hotel des Grandes Boulevards in person: “With its green linen bed canopies and giant bathtubs, it was all that I’d hoped: inspiring details everywhere we looked,” she reports. Heading to France? She also recommends touring Le Corbu...
Tags: Books, New York, Sweden, France, Brooklyn, Paris, Yorkshire, Manhattan, Warby Parker, Margot, Le Corbusier, Design News, Current Obsessions, Hector Guimard, Stefan Isidor Bergkvist, Hotel des Grandes Boulevards


12 Design Lessons from Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge

My favorite places to visit when traveling are biographical museums, the original homes or workplaces of architects, artists, or writers. The spaces are personal, the experience is intimate, and I leave feeling as though the subject is a close friend. Perhaps the most intimate of them all is Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge, England. That’s because Kettle’s Yard is remarkably unchanged since owners Jim and Helen Ede left in 1973. “One of [England’s] most intimate and spellbinding museums, the collect...
Tags: Books, England, France, Britain, United Kingdom, Paris, Cambridge, Kettle, Cardiff, Pablo Picasso, Copenhagen, University of Cambridge, Barbara Hepworth, Modern, Helen, Windsor


Ben Bradlee Slept Here: The Legendary Journalist’s Georgetown House Changes with the Times

Ben Bradlee, the famed Washington Post editor and bon vivant—played by Tom Hanks in The Post and Jason Robards in All the President’s Men—probably wouldn’t recognize his old Georgetown residence. Remodeled in an elegantly succinct style that’s far more European than preppy, it’s still nonetheless his kind of place: the double living room is designed for hobnobbing, the dining table stands ready for a crowd, and every room is filled with family mementos, a pair of water skis included. What’s more...
Tags: Post, Books, New York, Washington Post, Stanford, White House, Berlin, Los Angeles, Tom Hanks, Brooklyn, New Hampshire, Denmark, Jfk, Times, Istanbul, Human Rights Watch


Current Obsessions: Staying In

From a favorite New York holiday pop-up to a historic Paris flat, now available to visit, here are 15 things to know about this weekend. Above: Pale hues, dusty houseplants, and stacked wood in a rehabbed 19th-century stable serve as inspiration, heading into late fall and looking towards winter. See the full interiors at A Stable Reborn in Rural Norfolk. Photograph courtesy of David Kohn Architects and The Modern House. Julie is awaiting the opening of a new shop in Brooklyn, specializin...
Tags: Books, New York, London, La, Brooklyn, Paris, Ikea, Manhattan, Pittsburgh, Edison, Julie, Germantown, Le Corbusier, Design News, David Kohn, Current Obsessions