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Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Around the Web This Week

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It was just too nice out this weekend to hang around with the computer. Thus, my links from the week are late. Here are a few favorites:

1) Check out all the amazing workspace inspiration over at emmas designblog:

2) From Dwell Daily Blog: Edible Estates Demonstration Garden:

3) From neverslapthegiftmonkey: Digital prints from the New York Public Library Archives. A lot of these are very John Derian-esque (via swissmiss):

4) A dash of Corb from modern house notes:

5) More shipping container architecture via Inhabitat. This time it’s a house in Redondo Beach. By the way, you can vote for Inhabitat for the Cooper Hewitt Design Award right here.

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Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Mad Men

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The biggest weasel in the world and his poor wife buy a 2 BR apartment with a terrace on 82nd Street for $3,500:

Thank you TV gods for putting one good show on this summer. Man Men started this past Sunday and looks like it will be even better than last season. We’ve jumped from the Nixon/Kennedy election to 14 months later, with Jackie decorating the White House and giving televised tours. While I’m grateful I don’t live in a time when sexism, racism, and anti-Semitism are rampant, I feel jealous of the era when I see the sets and costumes. Every last detail is perfect. I’m so glad AMC.com has added an extensive photo gallery, but I still couldn’t find all of the amazing restaurant sets from last season. There’s a shot where you can sort of see the fabulous zebra wallpaper, but I can’t find one of the one with the round leather booths and mini-knight statues that was pure Ian Schrager from last season. The sets incorporate so many styles – from coming out of a countrified plaid 50′s kitchen into a more modern regency look, from mid-century modern offices to Mr. Cooper’s office that he has set up as some sort of Japanese tea room where shoe removal is required.

A time when every office had a built-in bar and you could start getting smashed on scotch at 9:30 a.m. Perhaps this is how they came up with “Jesus over Rio”:

(I think I spy some Eva Zeisel china on the bar)

A time when you could smoke anytime, anywhere, including while babysitting or pregnant. Check out the crazy tree sculpture and lamp. This is at the neighborhood divorcee’s house:

It was a time when your traitor shrink called your husband to give him progress reports after every session, but at least you could smoke the whole time you talked to him and he said nothing to you. Why does every TV or movie shrink’s office look the same? This is supposed to be 1960 and it’s so similar to Dr. Melfi’s office on The Sopranos (especially the dancing statue) or any other shrinks office set. I love the Mies daybed, the mini-tulip table, and that crazy lamp in the back. All of those pieces look great with that rug; I feel like all I ever see them with lately is white shag or worse, cowhide:

I am nuts for this headboard in Betty and Don’s room, where the magic never really happens…

…I also love this desk lamp. (P.S. That actor will ALWAYS be the guy who wanted to pee on Carrie Bradshaw to me, no matter what else he does!)

Here’s a better shot of Don’s entire office. Check out that awesome wastebasket on legs. I wonder if the set designer shopped at Victory Vintage:

Here are the random commie pinko* Bohemians that “get high and listen to Miles,” paint, perform beat poetry, and live in Greenwich Village:

Here’s that zebra wallpaper place I keep thinking about. Mmm, Pina Coloda? Mai Tai? What an elaborate drink!

Hopefully the sets alone convinced you to figure out which channel AMC is on your remote. God knows I had no idea before Mad Men. Hurry up! You can catch up On Demand right now. I really need to find another person who watches it to chat about it with!

all photos from amc.com

*had to throw in “commie pinko” to make my dad laugh. He still loves to say it, especially when describing certain East Coast newspapers and he’s allowed, because he was in ‘Nam.

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Monday, June 9th, 2008

Seesmic buys some Fatboys

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San Francisco’s Seesmic bought a few fatboys from Design Public and proceeded to waste an entire workday doing jumps. Lucky for us they caught it all on video. Um…why were we not invited? Enjoy the overall awesomeness:

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Friday, August 3rd, 2007

Modern Workspace: Flickr Photo of the Week

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Hey All! I’ve been collecting images of some of my favorite workspaces to share for awhile, but I thought this one deserved it’s very own blog post.  It’s from flickr member shefightslikeagirl, and it’s a beautiful sewing area.  She made the wall from IKEA coasters: Read the rest of this entry »

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Monday, July 30th, 2007

Workspaces

Becky

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Do you have a case of the Mondays?  Am I going to get my ass kicked for saying something like that?  I’ve been compiling a bunch of different spaces that inspire me for awhile, from sewing desks to studios, small hotel room desks to commercial offices. Enjoy!

One of my all-time favorites, from flickr member castanet:

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from Vanessa de Vargas over at Turquoise:

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from New York Social Diary – Brook Duchin

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