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back to the future

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.

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for the not-so-desperate housewife

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)

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aruba, jamaica, ooooh I wanna take ya

So while on the epic MCM house tour in Columbus, IN last weekend, I burst through the door of the first home to find this:

Oh yeah, I gotta make that mine.

Just a few days later, I was perusing Craigslist (my new best friend) and found a pretty good version of the same table and chairs. Four chairs instead of six and a little wear ‘n tear.

I had to drive all the way to Kokomo to get it. And as you can see, almost everything fit* into my little green Honda. Almost.

Everything but the table top. That’s kinda important. Oh well. I’ll be heading back up to get the top this week and then another piece of awesome will be added to my collection. Hmm. What next?

*Have to say thanks to the incredibly nice couple that sold me the table. Could not have jammed all that into my car without their help.

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I ain’t mod atchya

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

INArchitecture

Modern Ridgewood

Urbanophile

Plastolux

Modern Capital

Jet Modern

Back Garage

Apartment Therapy Chicago

Indianapolis Museum of Art Blog

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I’m going mod

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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How do we feel about this?

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when my house grows up

it wants to be this:

 

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