Editor-in-Chief Sam Grawe: Although I gave up writing Christmas lists long ago, the following is what I would ask for if I were writing to Santa today. I can quite literally spend many hours happily browsing in bookstores, record stores, and video shops (sometimes much to the chagrin of those I am with), and those interests inspired this list. Media has played a hugely important role in shaping who I am, and I love to be surrounded by the things that I like—what I enjoy listening to, watching, or reading. Hopefully there’s something here that will inspire you too.
The current popularity of German architect Jürgen Mayer has as much to do with the Internet as with the innovative aesthetics that his office has pursued. Mayer’s quirkily geometric forms and unnatural color schemes that bring the flair of graphic design to architectural space have found their way around the world of architecture blogs with ease—and they look just as good in this new book from Hatje Cantz. Houses, law courts, and even a tattoo design take their places amongst interviews and project renderings.
Loud Paper Magazine founder and frequent Dwell contributor Mimi Zeiger will sign copies of Tiny Houses, her newly released book from Rizzoli that features diminutive homes under 1,000 square feet.
Over 400 noteworthy designs from the 20th century, from a selection of Edward Wormley designs for Dunbar to works by Philippe Starck from the collection of Ian Schrager, will be offered. Pieces will be available for preview starting September 28, and will be on view until the day of the auction.
There will also be pieces by Charles and Ray Eames, Isamu Noguchi, Alvar Aalto, Poul Kjaerholm, Hans Wegner, and others. A fully illustrated catalog and all lots will be posted online three weeks prior to the event.