Monday, December 14, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Anne Breux, well known modernist French Interior Architect, was at Ligne Roset in Houston last night to present her tribute to the late French Designer, Pierre Paulin. Anne is an exceptional speaker, so her lecture generated great interest, culminating in a spirited discussion about Pierre Paulin's life...personal, political and professional.
Among the guests at Ligne Roset were Jean-Louis Breux, French Art Dealer; Jacques Barry, contemporary French artist; Frank Fuzzy, Parisian designer; and Gema De Santos, owner of the fine arts photography gallery De Santos.
Oh, I forgot to mention that rocker Rod Stewart arrived after the lecture...I lie...that's really Bruce Wolfe, owner of Ligne Roset Houston, in a Rod Stewart wig!
- Pierre Paulin's designs can be seen at Ligne Roset, Houston , Ligne Roset Boutique, Austin, Texas.
- USA Ligne Roset website.
- Click here and here to learn more about Pierre Paulin, a favorite of two former French Presidents...Georges Pompidou and Francois Mitterrand.
- See Anne Breux's work here. Anne was recently featured in Houston House & Home Magazine in an article, 15 Houstonians Who Make Our Homes a Better Place to Live; November 2009 Issue, Page 16.
- Jean-Louis Breux Contemporary Art: 713.932.1505
Friday, October 9, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
Vitra's Miniatures Collection encompasses almost 100 designs. These miniatures are sought by collectors, as well as academics who use them in the teaching of design. And children love to offer a seat to Barbie or GI Joe.
If you are a Lego Loony, go have a look at a wonderful Lego model of Villa Savoye by Matija Grguric, an architect student in Zagreb, Croatia.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Photo: Elle Decor Magazine cover, Photography by William Waldron
To see My Ranchburger blog coverage of the Ligne Roset Boutique's opening, click here and here.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Photo courtesy of Hometta
Hometta is based here in Houston, Texas and is a collaborative of designers, architects, builders, writers and editors who care about modern architecture and access to great design. According to their website:
"Founder Mark Johnson and partner Andrew McFarland joined forces with four core architects and designers, whose vision has guided Hometta’s development. They, in turn, have helped recruit the several dozen studios who have contributed home plans to Hometta’s first stage of life (with more to come!)."
Hometta Show at New World Museum
5230 Center St.
Houston, Texas 77007
FREE! Admission to New World Museum is free due to the generosity of museum supporters. Thursday - Sunday
Noon to 5 p.m.
You may remember My Ranchburger's coverage of one of Hometta's early projects. Click here to see a wonderful residential design on which they collaborated.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
The original maquette, along with a number of drawings, is in the Albertina Museum in Vienna. This above maquette: Model design: Paul Groenendijk and Piet Vollaard. Scale: 1:100; copyright, Elsie Altmann-Loos.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
The shop owner told us that the late 1920's to early 1930's piece had been a manicure trolley in a beauty salon and its design was attributed to Wolfgang Hoffmann, son of the famous architect and Wiener Werkstatte co-founder, Josef Hoffmann. Inside its small drawer was evidence of its previous life...numerous spills of nail enamel in various shades of red, hardened into a stubborn, bumpy veneer.
Returned to its original chicness, the Art Deco table now resides in our living room and stands ready with gray linen cocktail napkins and black coasters from Ligne Roset.
And would you believe it? There is another one like it, this time covered in paint the color of red nail polish. We spotted it in the window of Luther's, a hip boutique in Austin, Texas.