The Illegal Architect                      

The Illegal Architect

       
 
       
         
    Jun 24  

99% Invisible | Bubble House

Love the subplot about being ‘normal’.  How often we feel that as kids, how much more as adults?

           
 
 
   
brookecondolora:

Finished up a Chicago-style pizza illustration for our friends’ kitchen (hi, theillegalarchitect!) over the weekend. Below it is an earlier concept for the piece. You can order a print for yourself here!

Thanks Brooke!
brookecondolora:

Finished up a Chicago-style pizza illustration for our friends’ kitchen (hi, theillegalarchitect!) over the weekend. Below it is an earlier concept for the piece. You can order a print for yourself here!

Thanks Brooke!
             
    Jun 23  

brookecondolora:

Finished up a Chicago-style pizza illustration for our friends’ kitchen (hi, theillegalarchitect!) over the weekend. Below it is an earlier concept for the piece. You can order a print for yourself here!

Thanks Brooke!

           
 
 
       
         
    Jun 12  

detropiaresearch:

Alan Hill: The Man who lives In Detroit’s Abandoned Packard Auto Plant

Yes, the Packard Plant is so giant and empty and strange they shoot Michael Bay movies there.  And, occasionally, kids push a dump truck out a window.  Yet, Hill has power, Internet access, a welding setup, and a small kitchen.  He even maintains a webcam. The owner apparently gave him his blessing so long as Hill works as a custodian of the property.

When it opened in 1903, the luxury car factory, designed by famed architect Albert Kahn, was one of the largest and most modern factories in the world.  It closed in 1956, and today stands as a tragic reminder of Detroit’s industrial demise.  There has been talk of demolishing the iconic plant for some 15 years, but despite recent promises by the current owner, nothing has happened yet.

Jealous of this man.

(via ryanpanos)

           
   
 
 
Objects and Logotypes: Relationships Between Minimalist Art and Corporate Design | Buzz Spector
               
    May 31  

Objects and Logotypes: Relationships Between Minimalist Art and Corporate Design | Buzz Spector

(Source: artinamericamagazine.com)

           
 
 
       
         
    May 30  

Young Ruin | 99% Invisible

Why do I love you so?

           
 
 
   
Komar & Melamid | Most Wanted and Most Unwanted Paintings in the USA
Komar & Melamid | Most Wanted and Most Unwanted Paintings in the USA
             
    May 29  

Komar & Melamid | Most Wanted and Most Unwanted Paintings in the USA

           
 
 
           

"People buy these terrible pictures, but do they like them, or is it just all they have? We worked in this studio in Bayonne which was adjacent to a carpet warehouse. And people coming in there—you know, truck drivers, delivery men, people buying rugs—could see us working. And they would say, Listen, we want to buy this. One guy—a young guy—said, “I will pay you $1,000 for this picture.” One thousand dollars! And it was not a kitschy painting. It was a normal, elite painting. So there was a scent of something, but we couldn’t grasp it. There were not enough people."

- Alexander Melamid from “Blue Landscapes, Bewitching Numbers, and the Double Life of Jokes: An Interview With Komar and Melamid”

     
    May 28              
 
 
 
Room at Pleasant Hill
In Shaker design I find an inspiring blend of the functionality of Modernism with the traditional aesthetics of craftsmanship.  I think there is a key to the lock of USAmerican aesthetic preference in there somewhere.
note: the adjustable height on the mirror is a thing of beauty
               
    May 27  

Room at Pleasant Hill

In Shaker design I find an inspiring blend of the functionality of Modernism with the traditional aesthetics of craftsmanship.  I think there is a key to the lock of USAmerican aesthetic preference in there somewhere.

note: the adjustable height on the mirror is a thing of beauty

           
 
 
   

Contrast Desk | the illegal architect

Contrast Desk | the illegal architect

Contrast Desk | the illegal architect
             
    May 26  

Contrast Desk | the illegal architect