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Daily Archives: February 6, 2013

The Lost Film of Marilyn Monroe

Categories: Art + Graphics
The Lost Film of Marilyn Monroe

As if we need further confirmation of Marilyn Monroe’s age-defying star power, consider the case of Peter Mangone. In 1955, Mangone was a 15 year-old schoolboy with a crush on Marilyn. Hoping for a glimpse of the 29 year-old star, newly divorced from Joe DiMaggio, Mangone waited outside New York’s Gladstone — Continue reading

Fan Fare

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Fan Fare

Anyone under the impression that black-and-white is a strictly modern color concept may want to have a look at this vintage fan, manufactured presumably sometime in the 1940s by Fresh’nd Aire. Aside from the obviously stellar construction (note the weighty base and delicate metal chain), what’s striking is the geometric — Continue reading

Yellow, Perfected

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Yellow, Perfected

The Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi may extoll the virtues of imperfection, but the New York-based interior designer Jennifer Post is having none of it. Her stock and trade is unapologetic, awe-inspiring flawlessness, which may explain why she can blithely declare, “I’m not for everyone.” Maybe so, but everyone would do well to — Continue reading