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Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Quote of the Week


Posted by Becky | View all posts by Becky
4 Comments » | Published in Architecture, Design on the Web, Preserving Modern Architecture  |  4 Comments

The funniest thing I read all week, well at first it was a guy saying he had ten cigarettes and coffee before this dance class, but then even funnier and so perfectly put was Douglas Coupland (you know, the artist who wrote Generation X) calling the current tear down house replacements in his neighborhood “Carmela Soprano meets Arts and Crafts.” That describes almost every new house in my historic neighborhood to a T.

Check out the full slideshow of Coupland’s home: The man has got an eye for primary colors and shapes like none I have ever seen. The pictures are much more clear and there are a few bonus ones online that were not in the print edition.

To learn more about spandex Sweaty Sunday dance class, click here.

To see great photos of Coupland’s interiors, click here.

photos by Martin Tessler for The New York Times.

About Becky

Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the "Editorial Director" here on Hatch, you can find me spewing lots of design opinions and tips over at Houzz. Make me happy -- leave a comment!



  1. Francine Gardner says:

    August 14th, 2009 at 2:07 am (#)

    Love the “yarn spool” installation! We are creating our own art installation for the Met Home/Showtime showhouse in New York this fall, and I could easily envision this on our walls. we will be working on our art projects this week ens…hope the inspiration comes along…

  2. liza says:

    August 17th, 2009 at 9:55 am (#)

    Thanks for the link! I’d missed this, and I love it.

  3. Carpet Cleaning Edinburgh says:

    September 27th, 2009 at 2:59 pm (#)

    lol are those reels of thread? my mum is a dress maker and would love that on her wall lol

  4. Around the Web This Week | Hatch: The Design Public® Blog says:

    February 17th, 2012 at 2:13 pm (#)

    [...] isn’t the first time Coupland’s eye has caught our eyes. Here’s the first time. Here’s the second time. He’s also a great Twitterer (Tweeter? Whatever.) to follow.  Also, regarding Anthology, if [...]

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