Since late last year Design and Desire in the Twentieth Century has been following the fate of Bertrand Goldberg's Prentice Women’s Hospital (completed 1975) in Chicago, Il. Sadly, we learned of the building’s demolition from an article by The Chicago Tribune’s Architecture critic, Blair Kamin.
All I Want for Christmas….
Thanks to Klappersack’s for sharing this vintage newspaper advertisement for Eshelman Child’s Auto With Motor. What mid-century child wouldn’t burst with joy on finding that Santa Claus had left this car under the Christmas tree?
Hoping all your holiday dreams come true.
Anonymous, Advertisement for Eshelman Child’s Auto with Motor (circa 1955).
Design FAIL: Eight of the History’s Biggest Architectural Blunders
Sammy Medina, History’s Biggest Architectural Blunders; Number 1 (2013).
Designer Sammy Medina recently posted Fast Company’s Design Blog, an incredibly interesting infographic on the eight biggest architectural design failures, and lessons learned (hopefully) from these massive failures. We’ve shared the first design failure above. You can view the rest of the biggest architectural blunders on fastcodesign.com.
Groovy Men’s Fashions from the Seventies
Butterick, Inc. Pattern #4283. Circa 1970. Photo credit: No Pattern Required.
New Book on Dior’s Floral Inspired Creations
Architectural Digest's online column Daily AD recently posted a book review of Dior Impressions: The Inspiration and Influence of Impressionism at the House of Dior.
According to AD’s Mitchell Owens, who penned the review:
Published to accompany a recent exhibition of the same name at the Musée Christian Dior in Granville, France, Dior Impressions juxtaposes paintings by Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, and other late-19th-century masters with meltingly lovely dresses by Dior’s star designers, from the founder himself to Yves Saint Laurent to John Galliano to Raf Simons, the firm’s current artistic director.
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Christian Dior, floral and diamante cascade necklace, (circa 1950). Photo copyright 2012, Sharon’s Sparkles.