Well, my brain certainly is a lot more wrinkly after this weekend (that means I learned a lot.)
The Miller House symposium at the IMA whetted my appetite. I was inspired by architects, designers, and mod-lovers. My eyes feasted on vivid Girard prints and retro airline commercials.
The next day was spent in Columbus, getting up close and personal. Here are a few shots from this weekend’s tour. I was already pretty happy with the photos I took last year, so I didn’t end up taking many new ones.
After a long day of touring, walking, thrifting, and making new friends, we all ended up at Bistro 310 (local! sustainable!). All in all, a heaping slice of Columbus in a fairly short amount of time. I’m still waiting to see the CBS Sunday Morning design episode featuring Columbus, IN (I don’t have a TV) that aired yesterday. If anyone spies it on YouTube, let me know.
The Vitra Design Museum just launched a collection of trays with designs by George Nelson, Alexander Girard and Charles & Ray Eames (The two Girards are hands down my favorite. Can you pick them out?)
Practical as they may be, I’d probably mount them on the wall. Wouldn’t you?
(via set via vitra)
Did you know Columbus, Indiana (about 45 min south of Indy) ranks 6th in the nation for architectural innovation and design? Uh-huh. Is true.
Allow me to name drop: Eero Saarinen, Eliel Saarinen, Harry Weese, I.M. Pei… and more.
I’m still reeling from this weekend’s whirl-wind architecture tour. See, what happened was this: Columbus Visitor Center invited a whole bunch of design bloggers from across the country for a VIP tour, including me. You can follow this weekend’s play by play here: #COLMCM and check out some of the pictures I shot on Flickr. Expect more blog posts in the following days.
Aside from all the MCM eye candy, there were also a ton of cool people to hang out with. Go ahead, give ’em some love:
> Atomic Indy
> Cincinnati Modernation
> Modern Ridgewood
> Modern Capital
> Jet Modern
> Back Garage
> Apartment Therapy Chicago
> Indianapolis Museum of Art Blog
Somebody pinch me.
I’ve been invited to attend a VIP architecture tour in Columbus, IN this weekend (including the IMA’s Miller House) Huge deal. Stay. Tuned. Can’t wait? Find out more here and follow the hotness on twitter: #COLMCM
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