Monday, August 31, 2009

Viva Vitra

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Vitra Design Museum Miniatures Collection: LC1 Sling Chair (Photo by Annie Sitton.)

Don't you just love the Vitra DesignMuseum's Miniatures Collection? This tiny Le Corbusier is one of my favorite souvenirs and is from a visit to Corbusier's famous Villa Savoye near Paris. Cassina is the licensed maker of the daddy of this chair, Le Corbusier's Sling Chair, LC1.

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.

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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

Austin's Ligne Roset Boutique in Elle Decor Magazine

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Photo: Elle Decor Magazine cover, Photography by William Waldron

The chic, French Ligne Roset Boutique in Austin, Texas is featured in the September 2009 issue of Elle Decor Magazine in their What's Hot! shops, page 36. Congratulations to Ligne Roset, Bruce Wolfe and staff for the deserved recognition.

Ligne Roset Boutique, Austin, Texas: Opening Night

To see My Ranchburger blog coverage of the Ligne Roset Boutique's opening, click here and here.