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Yoors Truly

Abstract floral imagery is featured in many of the tapestries of Jan Yoors, whose picaresque life and multi-media creations were the subject of a...

Kem Weber and the rise of modern design in Southern California

In the fall of 1926 Barker Brothers, then the largest furniture retailer in the United States, opened a striking new shop on the fourth floor of its eleven-story building in downtown Los Angeles. The new “store-within-a-store,” christened “Modes ...

Designer Spotlight

From the Laboratory to the Living Room Amid a clutch of young designers basing their work on scientific concepts, the questing Dutch polymath Joris Laarman is a standout By Christine Soares Scientists like to call evolution a blind de...

Dreaming, Drawing and Designing

Like many a budding architect, Shane Stock speaks of his designs in terms that are both lyrical and logical. Stock is now in the construction phase of his latest project, one in which the main structure and the surrounding grounds, are both meant to ev...

MAN OF VISION

MAN OF VISIONA tribute to the art and architecture of Robert DamoraBy Joanna Lehan“It hit me like a ton of bricks.” That is a funny way to describe one’s response to an architectural exhibition, but that unintentional pun is how Robert Damora oft...

Philip Johnson’s First Foray

By Karla Cavarra BrittonA little-heralded house in Westchester County, New York, holds a distinguished place in the history of modern American architecture.Above: A 1976 Robert Damora photo of the facade of the Booth HousePhotography by Robert Damora ...

Blast From The Past

Period rooms are a staple of museum decorative arts collections: they are carefully-curated, almost theatrical, sets offering authentic snapshots of the tastes that reigned in decors of times gone by. For those who appreciate design of more recent vint...

Design Miami 2009: Less Steak, More Sizzle

The best piece of design in evidence at the fifth installment of Design Miami may have been the fair itself. Developer/impresario Craig Robins, Ambra Medda, the event’s director, and her equally chic brigadier general Wava Carpenter, and their staff ...

Scene Stealer

The Winter 2010 issue of MODERN features a story on the two monumental sculptures-cum-buildings that André Bloc, an artist, architect, and magazine editor, built in the 1960s in the garden of his home in the Parisian suburb of Meudon. As breathtaking ...

Visual Acoustics

Visual Acoustics, directed by Eric Bricker, is a reflective documentary with beautiful imagery on the life and work of Julius Shulman, the eminent architectural photographer of modernist homes and buildings. Most of the 84 minute film, which opened on ...

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