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This video makes famous the door mechanism at Paimio Sanatorium in Finland. It is designed by Alvar Aalto and was completed in 1932.

Aside from this Houseware Interior Action Moment, the examples of architecture based on Tuberculosis are astonishing. There are a few Spacial Cadets who have spent time in Colorado Springs and are familiar with the ubiquitous “window room” stuck onto the side of any “house” built in the early 20th century. Few other diseases have had such an impact on architecture at large and at the domestic level.

Here is an example of how those TB additions in the Spronx are used.

One may wonder how the International Style, the 30s ocean-liner style homes – aka Modernism – became so popular in climates totally unsuitable for terraces and flat roofs. Sunbathing became a popular homeopathic treatment during the early 20th century. Europe was emerging from the filthy industrial revolution and a run-down worker’s housing problem. Hygenic architecture with white and airy designs were seen as the saviour. The style flourished, partially for the progressive aesthetic, yet also in large part for the values of equality, the popularity of sunbathing and health benefits associated with air and sunlight.

The Zonnestraal Sanatorium by Jan Duiker. Completed in 1928.

Our friend, Coco Chanel, thought of sun tans de rigeur – required.

Now we’re just dYiNg to get sick.

Was that OK?

{the spacial cadets}

P.S. A very interesting article on the connection of the style to the illness.

Hi everybody out there,

It’s about time the art and formality of the letterhead came back.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Leonard

Nikola Tesla

Courtesy of www.letterheady.com

Every baby that’s born after today thanks you,

{the spacial cadets}

Baby baby,

The 1920’s are a recurring theme in my life. Maybe it’s because I started watching Boardwalk Empire, or maybe it’s because I’ve let the Charleston back into my dance-lexicon. I got my hair cut at a speakeasy where my barber maintained that I gave off a “1920’s vibe” (whatever that means). I suppose that I can’t deny that the romantic notion of a hyper-stylized, disobedient roaring 20’s is informing my aesthetic these days.

I found these just a couple of whiles ago and I just couldn’t wait to share them:

Perhaps, now that it may be contextualized en vogue, my prep wear has always been rooted more in a nostalgic plea for classic style and the adventurous spirit of the free-wheeling prohibition days.

Kitsuné Maison’s SS-12 collection is beautiful. The clothes have a subtle hint of the that boozing prep-flair. It’s enough to satisfy my craving, and pretty much sums up my serendipitous obsession.

If it feels right, do it.

Wide pant problems,

{the spacial cadets}

This applies to us:

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This applies to you:

Yesterday, one of our spacial cadets visited us in NYC. Whist boozing, using, losing, and listening to music, our comp-uterus’ shuffle began playing Wanderlust, from Björk’s 2007 album, Volta.

The ensuing discussion came to a couple of conclusions:

2) First, We are in L O V E with Björk (pronounced: batshit-crazy). She is a prime example of how genius and insanity are essentially two sides of the same Incubus cassette.

1ne) Björk’s new Biophillia project is, albeit somewhat clumsy at times, a very innovative way of experiencing music. For those of you who are unfamiliar, Björk’s album is named for the biophillia hypothesis, which is the notion that human beings are universally and subconsciously linked to all other living things. Björk’s project is an iOS app that allows you to listen to the album whilst touching and manipulating a diverse array of mini-games and applets. It’s a very engaging, holistic way to experience music. You can check it out: hear. Or, just watch the intro:

4st) Björk is adorable. Watch her explain/discover/invent how a television works.

#) Her new album, musically, is great. Listen to Crystalline:

Have it her way.

Move over,

{the spacial cadets}

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