Yay–Brno, my hometown! I love seeing that the Villa made it into the limelight. I had the opportunity to take a tour when I was back visiting and distinctly remember the amount of detail Van der Rohe went through to make the project impactful. He took seasons into account, and aligned the house so that the winter sun would hit the Onyx wall and illuminate the otherwise darker part of the room (since the wall was somewhat translucent). Brilliant & gorgeous.
Quick History: Mies van der Rohe and the Brno Chair
|9/28/12 04:07 PM|
Wow. Some of you sound pretty spoiled and out of touch with reality. Nutella won't get you through an emergency. Ever gone camping? Freeze-dried food, MRE's, and a water purifier + iodine tablets will help you if you have access to contaminated water. And in a disaster, the last thing you're going to care about is how gourmet your selection of canned food is. Find something packed with calories, with a long shelf life—that way you're not tied to your pantry full of steel cans that total 200 lbs, and are mobile if need be.
My Emergency Food Dilemma
|3/18/11 01:28 PM|
For those of you looking to use an old classic rotary phone, but don't want to invest in a landline (or reconfigure their phone to work with modern lines ), Sparkfun.com has figured it out for you. They've modified the internals of a classic phone so you can use the it as a "bluetooth" headset with your current mobile phone. So you basically answer / make calls with the Rotary phone...
Decorating with Vintage Telephones | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
|11/14/09 09:41 PM|
So, I actually went through the pain of refinishing the exact same chairs (except mine had the desk-board attachment). Here is what happened during my project:
Apartment Therapy Chicago | Good Questions: How to Refinish Vintage School Chairs?
|5/21/09 01:42 AM|