William "Billy" Haines
William "Billy" Haines (1900-1973) was born in Staunton, Virginia. He left home for New York City while only in his teens, eventually finding his way to Hollywood. By the end of the silent film era, he was rated the #1 male box-office draw. His acting career ended abruptly when he refused to comply with the ultimatum of Louis B. Mayer, head of MGM, to deny his homosexuality, leave his lover Jimmie Shields and enter a sham marriage with a woman, all for the sake of the studio's image. The two…
Curation & Procrastination since 2006 This is the weblog of UK based digital creative IAIN CLARIDGE serving as a repository for random morsels of ocular delight, news, views, obsessions and expressions. + about me & this site We may be small but we are big where it counts — Yr 6 child in my…
Maybe Chair par Andrea Borgogni - Journal du Design
Le concepteur italien Andrea Borgogni a créé la chaise Maybe Chair. Ce meuble est un mélange de plusieurs procédés techniques, les pieds et le dossier en aluminium sont moulés sous pression tandis que l'assise est réalisée en bois. La structure principale en aluminium est composée de deux parties qui s'emboitent pour
Designers Interpret the Classic Tolix A Chair - Sight Unseen
We aren't quite sure how we missed this project — considering both our affinity for the classic Tolix A chair (we might own seven (!) of them ourselves) and our affection for the designers involved — but in Milan last month, the French company celebrated its 80th anniversary and in doing so invited eight design studios to reinterpret its most famous offering.