I picked up a copy of Mid Century Modern this week from Unity Books.
It is a definitive survey of one of the last millennium's most influential design periods covering furniture, lighting, glass, ceramics, textiles, product design, industrial design, graphics, and posters, as well as architecture and interior design.
All the great names are represented: Robin Day, Charles and Ray Eames, Marimekko, Noguchi, Dieter Rams as well as architects Alvar Aalto, Philip Johnson, Richard Neutra and Oscar Niemeyer.
A great resource and source of inspiration.
For many of us, what we wear day-to-day is becoming more relaxed - and if you’ve traditionally been a steady dress shirt wearer, this can pose something of a challenge. At Crane Brothers we’re often asked what are some key pieces to consider building a contemporary wardrobe around, especially with this new paradigm in mind...
John Rykenberg ran a store front and photography studio of Auckland photographers from the late 1950s through until the late 1970s. During that time the studio captured Auckland's daily life and produced a particularly interesting Queen Street series in the 1960s - it probably comes as no surprise thatthere are road works visible in some of...
The Dambusters were legendary for their wartime heroics and a constant source of inspiration for me as a child, raised on a diet of Commando Comics & Airfix Models.