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Glass Houses | The Hodgson House.


Across the street from Philip Johnson's Glass House, is the less well known but no less amazing private residence he designed for a family that is a bit more "livable". The house was designed in 1951 for Richard Hodgson and his family and was  restored by Craig Bassam and Scott Bellows of BassamFellows,  and now their new home. Richard Hodgson and his wife Geraldine were first visiting the 4.5 acre site, they met a man across the road who asked if they had an architect. When they said no, he offered his services. It was their new neighbor Phillip Johnson. From the NY Times: "He designed … [Read more...]

Cheerleader The Movie


My friends made a movie! Irving Franco, a childhood friend of mine, released his first film Cheerleader last year and is quickly being recognized in film festivals around the world. He's being called  "one of the most unique and intriguing new voices in indie film." and the film has been called "a brilliantly insane style piece, but with a surprising amount of heart. It feels like a collision of The Virgin Suicides and Election, but, at the same time, is wholly its own film. " The movie's title lends to a simple notion of a young, doe-eyed cheerleader and when we meet Mickey, she is just … [Read more...]

Yayoi Kusama x Philip Johnson


Check out Yayoi Kusama's installation at architect, Philip Johnson's Glass House... Johnson designed the Connecticut house for himself in the 1940's. The installation is her signature polka dots that she has been using since the 50's. Kusama covered all of the walls in the home with multi-sized red polka dots. She explains, "My desire is to measure and to make order of the infinite, unbounded universe
 from my own position within it, with polka dots. In exploring this, the single dot 
is my own life, and I am a single particle amongst billions." The dots are meant to help the viewer see … [Read more...]

At Home with Azede Jean-Pierre.


Hey everyone! Last week I shot the Bed Sty home of fashion Designer Azede Jean-Pierre for a newish feature on Man Repeller called "Real Cool People, Real Cool Apartments". The aim is to showcase real people and how their personal style manifests in their homes. Everyone loves a good peek into a home, right?  We are all voyeurs.  And as fun as it is to get design ideas from the most talented designers (that I also love to shoot for!) There's something that's always particularly interesting about homes that are designed by their owners, and make these types of shoots extra fun to do.  I find … [Read more...]

Pieter Hugo | 1994


Pieter Hugo is a photographer from Johannesburg, South Africa. His primary works are portraits and documentary- esque photographs of African communities. His latest show called 1994 was on display at the Stevenson Gallery in South Africa. It documents children born in South Africa and Rwanda after 1994. Major historical events took place in both of those countries and Hugo documents the affect they have had on the children. Hugo explains this process: "Most of the images were taken in villages around Rwanda and South Africa. There’s a thin line between nature being seen as idyllic and as … [Read more...]