Saturday 12 December 2015
Marie-Louise Ekman

Our birthdays are in December and March, please give us something by Marie-Louise Ekman. Thank you so much.

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Tuesday 8 December 2015
Bang & Bang

Barbro Alving (1909–1987) was a Swedish journalist and writer, a pacifist and feminist, that used the pseudonym Bang. She reported from the Spanish Civil War, World War II and the Cold War.

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Bang magazine, named after Bang above, is a Swedish feminist magazine. It’s designed by Bastion Agency, who use a feministic approach in their work to challenge estethic standards. Here are a some of our favorites:

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Friday 4 December 2015
Denise Scott Brown

Recommended reading: Still Learning from Denise Scott Brown from Designers and Books.

Have a nice weekend!

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Wednesday 2 December 2015
Sussman and the Eames

When we met Deborah Sussman to plan a book about her in the Hall of Femmes book serie, she asked us: Do you want me to read a letter for you? Eh, of course we did. The letter was from young Deborah from the early years working for the Eames. It started:

Nov 2, 1954 in Santa Monica, CA.
dear folks, could life be more beautiful?
i am living at the eames house-since friday-ray left for europe last week

right now i am seated in a cozy alcove -an eames builtin sofa, covered with
brilliant indian blankets & silken pillows. My letter-paper, cigarettes, &
other goodies-pink roses-a candle in an alabaster holder- on a table top
covered with gold leaf.
… 
I just lit a cigarette-took it from a thin china dish, ashes in a large mother of pearl shell. 

and continues page after page of detailed descriptions of the Eames’ house. More from our recorded interview can be heard in an upcoming podcast (we just need someone to help us to edit the recording – is that you?).

For more Sussman please check out this previous post.

Bonus: Portrait of the Eames couple by talented illustrator Sara Andreasson for The Architectural Review, 2014. Check out her web for more great work!

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