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Animating modern living

As a pick-me-up for this Monday morning, we’ve animated one of Alexander Girard’s most vibrant textiles, “Hexagon,” that he created for Herman Miller. Setting a chain of his green and blue hexagons in motion was the only thing that could possibly make this textile more dynamic than it already is.

As the card from Girard’s textile indexing system shows, “Hexagon” was used in the Miller House Maid’s Room. We previously shared Girard’s color story for the Maid’s Room, so be sure to check that out and see how Girard paired this unique fabric with others to complete his vision for this space.

Sample of “Hexagon” by Alexander Girard for Herman Miller, n.d., Box 91, Folder 60, Miller House and Garden Collection, IMA Archives, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN. (MHG_IVj_B091_F060_001)

Textile index card for “Hexagon” by Alexander Girard for Herman Miller, n.d., Box 83, Miller House and Garden Collection, IMA Archives, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN. (MHG_IVa_B083_183-184)

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engelart:

nude seated on a waterbed 2002 by Norman Engel

engelart:

nude seated on a waterbed 2002 by Norman Engel

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lacma:

Happy 77th birthday to artist David Hockney! “California is always in my mind.” 
[David Hockney. Mulholland Drive: The Road to the Studio (detail). 1980. © David Hockney. On view in Art of the Americas, floor 3 http://bit.ly/VN6VPi]

lacma:

Happy 77th birthday to artist David Hockney! “California is always in my mind.” 

[David Hockney. Mulholland Drive: The Road to the Studio (detail). 1980. © David Hockney. On view in Art of the Americas, floor 3 http://bit.ly/VN6VPi]

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othmeralia:

From Edward Topsell’s The History of Four Footed Beasts and Serpents, published in 1658.  Topsell refers to the world of insects as the Theater of Insects, perhaps this little guy is leaving to take in a show!

othmeralia:

From Edward Topsell’s The History of Four Footed Beasts and Serpents, published in 1658.  Topsell refers to the world of insects as the Theater of Insects, perhaps this little guy is leaving to take in a show!

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flicaso:

Bedroom Design #interior #exterior #design #house #architecture #bedroom http://ift.tt/1rlmhYg

flicaso:

Bedroom Design #interior #exterior #design #house #architecture #bedroom http://ift.tt/1rlmhYg

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sosyopix:

Yorucu pazartesi akşamı en güzeli yorgunluk kahvesi ☕ #kahve #coffee #türkkahvesi #istanbul #turkey #decoration #home #homedesign #turquoise #turkuaz #çini #fincan

sosyopix:

Yorucu pazartesi akşamı en güzeli yorgunluk kahvesi ☕ #kahve #coffee #türkkahvesi #istanbul #turkey #decoration #home #homedesign #turquoise #turkuaz #çini #fincan

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hospatography:

#vscocam #fashion #designing #designer #fashion_designer #art #love #dress #jacket #boots by monica_emad44 http://ift.tt/1kOKTkX

hospatography:

#vscocam #fashion #designing #designer #fashion_designer #art #love #dress #jacket #boots by monica_emad44 http://ift.tt/1kOKTkX

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