What Would An Angel Say, The Devil Wants To Know

I’m kind of dying to know where and how Mark Romanek found someone’s 1970′s sex den to film Fiona Apple’s Criminal video. No, actually let me rephrase that. I’m amazed that this is most likely someone’s REAL home and not a staged set and HELLO, this video was shot in 1997 and someone was still rockin the crazy porno wood paneling and shag carpet. I should also clarify that a friend has pointed out that I may be, possibly inadvertently, recreating this “look” in my own home… to that I say “Hells Yeah I Am!”

There are so many pieces to list I’ll try to make this as short and sweet as possible.  First off The Le Corbusier LC2 Chair designed in 1928 by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand, is kind of the Louis Vuitton of chairs (for me). There are so many copies, and they are getting better at knocking them off it’s kind of hard to tell at first glance if it’s real or not.  The authentic Cassina version is about $4600 but you can score the fakes for about $100 and up.

The Le Corbusier LC1 is next on this furniture pornopalooza tour. A pair from the 1960′s can be found for $2900 at Pegboard Modern or if your Barbie or progressive GI Joe (with Kung Fu Grip) is looking for something for the dream house Vitra has the miniature for $350.

Next, is Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen’s Series 7, Model 3207.  This is the runner up to my previous LV comment… What’s that saying, Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery… Yeah it’s also stealing, but whatever…

Some Victor Vasarely prints to stare at…before we enter full blown nerdom and self satisfaction of information only another furniture dweeb would twitch with delight over.

The Tucroma Chair designed in 1972 by Guido Faleschini for Pace Collection Furniture Company.  This can be found for about $995 and up per chair. Don’t worry I’m almost done only 3 more to go…

There are a few variations to this mirror.  Turner made a smaller version and RAM out of Michigan seems to have the market on the 36 Bubble Pattern. These can be found on Ebay for a few hundreds.

Kirsch-Hamilton’s Aurora clock is amazing and these photos do not do it any justice. The original color from the 1970′s dull over time. Luckily I found a company that repairs these. It’s about $225 to replace the motor and LED light that brightens the ambient mood light. Granted that’s about the going rate for the clock, but I have seen them for as much as $1200.

And the final piece, the one that proves I have a full blown obsession.  I saw the corner of the credenza in the video and even though it was for a sec and the whole piece isn’t shown in the video, here it is. Circa 1970 for Pace. Tom Gibbs Studio has one listed for $7500.

So that’s it. If you’ve continued to read you’re as obsessed as I am, or atleast getting there.  And down the rabbit hole we go…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tie me up, Tie me down

I’m not gonna lie, I’ve been hibernating and it took a GIANT guilty pleasure to pull me out of early retirement. Justin Timberlake’s latest video Suit & Tie has some kind of endorphin high that I needed.

Let’s begin with the director, David Fincher. Mr Fincher is, without a doubt, one of my FAVORITE directors of ALLLLLL TIME. Visually never disappointing. He always blends the right amount of vivid detail into his imagery that makes me crave more. I highly recommend looking into his body of work if you don’t already know whom I’m talking about… I could discuss this man’s work for hours if I had the right person to nerd out with.

Jay-Z is sitting in what I would normally consider a “phoned in” identified MCM piece, but The Time Life Executive Chair by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller is by far one of my favorite desk chairs.  Designed for the executive floor for the Time Life Building in the late 1960′s is still in production and starts at $3099.  The Time Life Chair can be found on Ebay for about a grand, but make sure to ask a ton of questions before purchasing, as restoration will run about as much as a new one. Orange in California does an amazing job on Restoring and reupholstering them.

If you look REALLY close to the one in the video, Jay-Z is sitting in a white hair on hide version which I’ve never seen before.  This is a perfect example of how Mr. Fincher uses subtle amazing details that stimulate my brain in the best kind of way.

A girlfriend told me the other day Justin should have called it quits with Sexy Back, which honestly, that song never did it for me… but Helloooo, Black and White cinematography, horns mixed in with jazzy swingy smooth pop music, homage to the rat pack era, slow motion choreography with half dressed good looking women, the Eames, Jay-Z & DAVID FINCHER….  $#!T ….. that just feeds all my addictions in the best ways….