Modern architecture in film

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ArchDaily has taken note of the fact that in older movies, only villains lived in cool houses (the American Psycho, Jackie Treehorn, and the bad guy from North by Northwest). Nowadays, thanks to Tony Stark and some others, the good guys get to have good taste too.

ArchDaily article here, including some great photos of legendary modern houses.

Originally seen at YouMightFindYourself. Above pic from MidCenturia.

Icon: Michael Graves

A great piece on Architect and Designer Michael Graves for Dwell.

Jamie Bestwick House Check

Jamie Bestwick has a really dope house check up on ESPN. Keep reading to see a few images and click here to check out the whole feature!

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Chase Hawk’s House

Following Aaron Ross, Chase Hawk has a dope house check up on ESPN. Chase lives in a rad apartment in Austin equipped with a iPod doc in the wall, pool, video game room, and lots more awesome shit that you wish you had. Check it out!

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Joseph Dirand Architecture

Joseph Dirand Architecture is an architecture and interior design firm based out of Paris. I stumbled across their work wile doing an image hunt for Balmain stuff and was drawn into the flagship store that they design for the brand in Paris. The interiors combine a great mix of minimal and luxury and have been keeping me inspired for days. I’m also really loving the photography on their site which was shot by photographer Adrien Dirand.

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Inspiration Dump

As much as you guys might think, I don’t spend that much time on image blogs or ffffound… But tonight was a different story. I got lost in the vortex and by the end of the night, I had a bunch of random stuff on my descktop. Rather than just throwing it into my inspiration folders, I thought I’d do a quick post… Hope you enjoy!

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Roman and Williams

Roman and Willams is an amazing New York based interior designer firm that’s behind such projects like the Ace Hotel and Standard hotel in New York, among other things. Last night I spent an hour or so getting lost in their portfolio and for some reason when I woke up this morning all I wanted to do was tear my house apart, go thrift shopping and re-do the whole place…

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Transforming House

David Lang sent me a link to this video on the Planet Green website about this amazing 300 square foot apartment in Hong Kong. All the walls are built on tracks and what looks like a one room house can basically transform into any room; kitchen, bathroom, beadroom, etc. Check out the whole video on Planet Green.

Delfin–Postigo House

White floors, white walls, and amazing artwork is what drew me into the house of fashion designer David Delfin and photographer Gorka Postigo in Madrid, Spain. There’s a great feature on Yatzer showcasing the house that is definitely worth a few minutes of your day.

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Wieden + Kenedy London Offices

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Architecture blog Dezeen posted some photos and info about the new London offices for one of Defgrip’s favorite design firms Wieden + Kennedy. Featherstone Yong, a London studio is responsible for the project in which they re-vamped an old brewery across the street from the old Wieden + Kennedy London offices. “utilizing the height of the existing shell to create a series of mezzanines and crows’ nests for creative contemplation. These mezzanines allow for visual connection between larger workspaces and more intimate ones”

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Inspiration: I Could Live Here

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I compiled a collection of my favorite interior/architecture photos that I’ve saved over the past year or so. I’m always collecting image that inspire me and I thought it would be cool to do some big inspiration dumps like this once in a while. I did the black and white post a few months back, so here’s the second post in what I hope to be a on-going series.

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Inside Incase

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Notcot has just posted a great look inside the Incase offices in San Francisco. Black floor, white walls, great furniture, and some Krink… How can you go wrong?

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More Julius

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I’m gonna keep on the Julius Shulman thing because a) he was a badass and b) KCRW in Los Angeles just did a spectacular radio tribute to him featuring interviews with his high profile friends as well as Julius himself.

I learned a few new and surprising things about The Man.

Listen here.

New York Interiors

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On my way home from New York City the other day, I picked up the May 11th issue of New York Mag to find a wonderful article on home design. The article featured seven different peoples apartments in the NY area and is extremely inspiring. There’s a great mix of minimal and widely eclectic styles and every one’s house who was featured in the article had something that made me want to set up my interior style… I don’t know what it is, but I think I need to go thrift shopping more…

Check out some of the images after the jump and click here for the full article… If you like what you see, pick up the magazine because big glossy photos always beat small jpgs!

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John Lautner movie

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I’m excited for this documentary on John Lautner! The trailer got me pumped because you can see glimpses of some of my favorite Lautner houses: James Goldstein’s house (which you will definitely recall from the Jackie Treehorn scene in The Big Lebowski, as well as a Charlie’s Angels movie), Chemosphere (also in a Charlie’s Angels movie), and the Garcia House on Mulholland which I came across on a hike recently.

Those of you in Southern Cal can check it out at the Newport Beach Film Festival.

Watch the trailer here.