Handcrafted Modern Europe: At Home with Midcentury Designers
Readers of this blog may remember photographer Leslie Williamson's amazing reading list from 2011. I mentioned then her remarkable photo book, loaded with the home interiors of many mid-century American designers. (If you somehow still haven't heard of or seen it, look here). The book screamed for a European sequel, and Leslie has spent a good part of the last 2 years (and her own money) creating what will be an absolutely gorgeous collection of visits to the homes of designers like Alvar Aalto, Finn Jhul, Gae Aulenti, and Bruno Matthson, to name just a few (and above are Leslie's shots of bookshelves from the designers just mentioned). It will be beautiful, no doubt, but it's an important book as well, documenting the rapidly disappearing heritage sites of these influential designers. PLEASE support Leslie's Kickstarter for the completion of this book, and check her blog for details on an upcoming sneak preview slide show in San Francisco on March 7th.