Yearly Archives: 2014

barbara shawcroft and “legs”

A long and contentious relationship between Bay Area fiber artist Barbara Shawcroft and the management of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system has apparently come to a conclusion with the recent removal of her massive work titled “Legs” from the Embarcadero … Continue reading

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misattribution madness #2 – max bill

If you do a Google image search for “Max Bill lamp”, you will see a lot of pictures of a white torchiere floor lamp with a tulip shape like the one in the picture above. The same goes for a … Continue reading

Posted in 60's, george kovacs, max bill, misattribution | Tagged | 2 Comments

honolulu’s ibm building – february 2014 update

When I first wrote in 2012 about the iconic Honolulu IBM building that was designed by Vladimir Ossipoff in the 60’s, I didn’t realize that it was slated for demolition in 2008 by the owners at the time. Since then, … Continue reading

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misattribution madness roundup

  The misattribution of design objects to the wrong designer has been on my mind for awhile, and it turns out I’m not alone! A number of other people have been citing examples of misattribution recently, and so I’d like … Continue reading

Posted in bill curry, gregory van pelt, jean royére, lawrence peabody, luther conover, misattribution, osvaldo borsani | 2 Comments

the design in fassbinder’s “world on a wire”

I had heard that Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s film for German TV called “World On a Wire” was an especially good bleak futuristic sci-fi movie, and so I rented the DVD from Netflix. I really enjoyed the movie, but as a … Continue reading

Posted in 60's, 70's, alfred kill, fabricius and kastholm, fassbinder, joe colombo | 2 Comments