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Jan van Tongeren: Stilleven met zwarte kruik en mistletoe, 1965. Oil on canvas, 60 × 80 cm.
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Joseba Eskubi

PHOEBE IN TOWN:

 “I actually cried,”Phoebe Philo conceded Tuesday night at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. The designer was cohosting, along with Marco Gobetti, a cocktail party to toast Isa Genzken, whose retrospective — underwritten by Céline — was opening at the museum.


Upon seeing the exhibition, Philo had gotten choked up. “She’s just brilliant,” Philo continued of the artist, whose comprehensive, 150-piece exhibition showcases her body of work spanning a 40-year oeuvre. Guests including Sofia Coppola, Kim Gordon and Yigal Azrouël floated through the galleries, filled with a dizzying array of Genzken-created stimuli: A passel of mannequins stood tall in the first room in various states of dress; concrete blocks with faux antennas stalking out of them were perched on a table in the next; a mobile of dented pots and pans dangled in another, and a tiny, battery-powered hula dancer wiggled in the middle of the floor a few feet away. The exhibition will be on view until March 10, then hitting the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the Dallas Museum of Art. 

Philo told guests by the bar of daughter Maya’s latest concern. The nine-year-old had asked for a private moment when on the phone with Philo earlier that day. “I said, ‘Of course darling. What’s wrong?’” Philo said. “She said, ‘I want to change my name to Violet.’” The designer suggested Maya test-drive the switch for the weekend. “I wanted to change my name to Michelle when I was young,” Philo said. “It’s such an uncool name, it’s almost cool.”

- Taylor Harris for WWD.com

More about the Isa Genzken retrospective here

Arne Jacobsen Texaco Gas Station Skovshoved 1936

..Built in 1936, the station in Skovshoved, Denmark, was the prototype of the ideal, minimalist architectural form for the exact function.
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Texaco gas station, Skovshoved, Denmark (near Copenhagen). This building shows jacobsen’s debt to asplund in how thoroughly all aspects of the design are worked out…
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Several of the best known names in architecture have created gas stations, around the world, including Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies Van der Rohe, Willem Dudok, Jean Prouve, Arne Jacobsen and Norman Foster…
Top 15 modernist gas stations oobject
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Deborah Berke Partners — Crosby Street Loft No. 2
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Raw materials and vintage furniture!