9.21.2012

Leslie Williamson in Europe


Home of Bruno Mathsson. Photo Leslie Williamson.
Home of Bruno Mathsson. Photo Leslie Williamson.
A couple birthdays ago, I bought Darrick a copy of Handcrafted Modern: At Home With Mid-Century Designers with photos and text by Leslie Williamson (Rizzoli).  It was one of those selfishly rewarding gifts you give your spouse, knowing that you too will benefit. After the first few flips, we both knew this book was very important and still remains as an active reference for us and many of our friends. Leslie is clearly very sensitive to beautifully crafted work and the soul built into the truly priceless environments surrounding the lives of her favorite creators. From raw prototypes, quirky one-offs, treasure collections and textile gems to polished originals and astounding architecture, Leslie captures ALL that a visionary maker surrounds him or herself with. 

In researching more about Leslie's work, I found that she is currently working on "a continuation of the project that turned into Handcrafted Modern" in Europe! She gives sneak peaks into the places she visits on her blog and soon we will all be able to pre-order a copy of the book in the works. Here a few of my favorite images that she so graciously allowed me to use, but see it all HERE. If you're a tweeter, you can easily see where she has been as well @lwillphoto.

Thank you Leslie Williamson.

Gustavsberg, Sweden. Photo Leslie Williamson.
Gustavsberg, Sweden. Photo Leslie Williamson.

Ivan Ruller/Brno, Czech Republic. Photo Leslie Williamson.
Ivan Ruller/Brno, Czech Republic. Photo Leslie Williamson.

Alvar Aalto Studio, Helsinki. Photo Leslie Williamson
Alvar Aalto Studio, Helsinki. Photo Leslie Williamson

Alvar Aalto Studio, Helsinki. Photo Leslie Williamson
Alvar Aalto Studio, Helsinki. Photo Leslie Williamson
Leslie Williamson "Handcrafted Modern"
Our copy of Handcrafted Modern this morning.



2 comments:

Rick Fee said...

Wow!
The spiral staircase on the cover is cool.

Jon Noah Cohen said...

Wharton Esherick Rocks my world!!

I have the new book put out by the Esherick museum its worth the price tag big time. Love your blog, If you ever do decided to come down to Santa Cruz We'd love it if you stayed with us! We could have a great time in the mountains and the coast around here. Also, It would be great to show Derek the wood shop I've been assembling.

Best,

Noah

P.s. if you ever get out to Philadelphia, Wharton's studio is worth the trek.