Monday, November 12, 2007

Eames Armchair on

The Charles and Ray Eames Eames' Armchair (1956) is featured at the beginning of one of's "Pause" public service campaign. Here is the link to the commercial and the above are two screen shots.

Gianni Versace & Andy Warhol

Gianni Versace's 1991 Andy Warhol Evening Dress based on Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe print series from 1967 and Rebel Without a Cause (James Dean) from 1985.

This image was sent to me by Timothy Westbrook.

Real World: Sydney

The set of Real World: Sydney includes a black Barcelona Chair by Mies van der Rohe.

This information was provided to me by Alexandra Yeske.


Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Modernist Flashcards

These are a set of Modernist flashcards that are available at

This information was given to me by Melissa Armstrong.

Miniature Versions of Iconic Chairs

Images: Neiman Marcus 2007 Christmas Book / pp. 87-89

Eero Saarinen / Womb Chair / 1948 / Knoll Furniture (top image)
Mies Van der Rohe / Barcelona Chair / 1929 / Knoll Furniture (bottom two images)

This material was brought to my attention by Maggie Quinchia-Rios.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Legally Blonde and Scandinavian Design

Legally Blonde / 2001
Eero Saarinen / Womb Chair / 1948 / Knoll Furniture [Design Within Reach]

Too Loose Lautrec

Sponge Bob Square Pants / "Squidward The Unfriendly Ghost" / original broadcast 1999
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec /
La Troupe de Mademoiselle Eglantine / 1896 [lithograph]

Spongebob: Here?
Squidward: Too hot.
Spongebob: Here?
Squidward: No, too wet. Keep going. Keep going.
Spongebob: Here?
Squidward: Too loose, Lautrec.

This example was brought to my attention by Michael Burns.

Ann Coulter / Barcelona Chair / Time Magazine

cover with Ann Coulter / April 2005
Mies Van der Rohe / Barcelona Chair / 1929 / Museum of Modern Art, NYC [Image Source]