Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Behind the Curtain


Last night I stayed out a bit too late for a school night as I had the chance to see a truly remarkable Bruce Goff house here in Kansas City (and some pretty remarkable people, too.)  It filled my head with fantasy. While I regroup (and get ready for the opening of Inventing the Modern World at the Nelson), click over to Architectural Digest where Miles Redd and I are chatting about sheer curtains.  (AD has revamped their site and it is looking pretty swish.)

Image, Architectural Digest, December 2011, room designed by Roberto Peregalli and Laura Sartori Rimini; photography, Oberto Gili.

8 comments:

Karena said...

Gorgeous image and the view!! Off to see your article in AD..

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Laura Casey Interiors said...

I enjoyed reading your conversation with Miles Redd. I heard him speak last year in Charlotte and he was fantastic. I had to smile at his suggestion for how to handle the sunny spot. Thanks for the link to the updated AD site.

pve design said...

Beautifully written....love that polyester....it is such a four letter word.
pve

NR Designs said...

Enjoyed your AD conversation with Miles Redd concerning sheers and unlined curtains. I've been recently drawn to these types of understated textiles. I love using these fabrics in conjunction with interesting flat trims and/or interesting drapery hardware. Window treatments really do finish a room!

Anonymous said...

OMG! Bruce Goff!! .....a name that I had not heard in a very long time!
I am a regular reader of your blog, and so I do not know how I had missed your previous postings on his work, but I just went back and checked them out.
You mentioned someone spending the night in Bavenger House and that you would have more on that later. But, I did not find it?
I was at the University of Oklahoma between '55 and '60, and although Wikipedia says that Goff resigned in '55, he definately had a persence in Norman during my time.
There were all kinds of wild stories about his living in a convereted grocery store, and having egg cartons on the ceiling (for acoustics I guess), and sleeping in a Grand Panio!

Bavanger House was being built during my time there (Bavanger was a professor in the School of Art ----I had a drawing class from him), and most of the work was done by Architecture students, so it took many years. I got a tour of it when it was compleated. Fantastic!!
Will

Toby Worthington said...

Great article, Mrs B!!
Agreed that the word "polyester" must be whispered.
Brilliant.

littleaugury said...

Terrific!

victoria thorne said...

sheer joy- a sweet & brilliant breeze- congrats & love, mrs. b