The Glass House, 1
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Today, a bunch of photos & some thoughts.
First, above are photos I took at The Glass House by renowned architect Philip Johnson. It’s located in New Canaan, CT. I visited a couple of weeks ago with my friends Shari & Tom and we really enjoyed the tour and walking around this historic piece of architecture. Everything – the grounds, the sculptures, the reflections & blurred lines between outdoors/indoors, and the house itself – was thought-provoking and inspiring. I also got to see Tauba Auerbach’s sculpture that is installed in the house this summer as part of the exhibition Night (1947-2015). So good.
(NB: inevitably, I know these photos will end up on Pinterest with comments like “I want to move into this house!” which is, already, making me laugh/sigh. This is a National Trust Historic Site, not some home in Dwell magazine. Let’s all just agree to enjoy Johnson’s skill & vision and marvel at the beauty found on this site, and maybe refrain from pinning these images to “kitchen inspiration” pinboards, yeah? Consider the context. It’s important.)
I have more images from our visit to New Canaan – I’ll share more next week!
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Second, some things I’ve been enjoying/thinking about lately:
+ Ricky Swallow’s new(ish?) website ( & the log, wow!)
+ This post from my friend Ken Tisuthiwongse
+ Ruby Sky Stiler studio visit on Post New (photographed by the talented Clement Pascal)
+ This reblog from Todd Hido, photography master; I couldn’t agree more with this statement: stop worrying about which camera a photographer is using and just admire the image & the photographer’s eye.
+ Speaking of admiring the photographer’s eye: Tony Luong’s series, “Two Roofs”
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Pardon my rants about Pinterest & camera questions … but these are 2 things that always bug me.
Have a good weekend / see you next week.