This issue signals a turning point. While H&H is by no means on the cutting edge, the lead article - But What I really Want to Do Is Design - signals not the arrival of stars as designers, but the full and final end of Mid-Century Modern.
Everything is now FAB.
Hello? But I like my McCobb desk and Eames lounger!
Doesn't matter. It's "been done to death." It's over.
Color and Wow trumps your vintage wooden feel-good furniture.
We are now fully in the hands of the funked up, high chromatic, traditional shape bending world of Jonathan Adler, Lenny Kravitz and all those guys to whom the term "directional" was tentatively applied last season...
If It's Fab, Who Cares if It Has a Past?:
More on this FAB revolution with a spotlight on Woodson & Rummerfield's House of Design
The Doctor is In:
Spotlight on Matthew Haly of the Furniture Joint, who rates what is worth and not worth reaupholstering at the Chelsea Flea Market.
A Lush Garden of Delights, Eager to Share its Secrets:
Ken Druse's prose will put you to sleep, but this large garden in Raleigh by Willie Pilkington and John Edward Dilley will inspire.
Question: I'd like to replace my bathroom tile with something besides the plain 4" squares....
A few good sources here....
Personal Shopper: Sun & Beach Houses
Better than usual assortment, including the deluxe Laguna Cabana fom barbeques.com
Los Vegas Rolls Out a Challenge to Tradition:
With an aim to blow away the twice yearly High Point furniture show, the Los Vegas Market opens next week.
NOTE: Currents can be found here and will be posted over the next few days...